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by GTR1400MAN
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 1227

Re: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)

Agreed. It is 4 stage, with reapplying just at the end of the feathering as you come to a stop. IcedKiwi - My DCT doesn't disengage until you are stationary with you foot firmly on the brake pedal. With a feathered pedal it continues to pull, slipping the clutch. As you say mine has dry clutches so ...
by GTR1400MAN
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 1227

Re: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)

Strangely Brown wrote:
GTR1400MAN wrote:Good luck doing 3 stage braking in a modern dual clutch car! ;)


What? :confused:

I explained at the top of the previous page of comments.
by GTR1400MAN
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 1227

Re: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)

Hard to describe , but coming onto the brakes much like any other car - just apply smoothly and firm up progressively . When almost stopped I lift off the brakes slightly to avoid the last moment snatch , then reapply just coming to the stop . Yes, that's what I do in the Clio, though it never full...
by GTR1400MAN
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 1227

Re: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)

Pontoneer wrote:So do my automatics , but I can ease them to a smooth halt without difficulty .

Can you describe your technique with automatics? I can do it with the DCT but it's not the same as when driving our manual cars or my motorcycle.
by GTR1400MAN
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 1227

Re: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)

Have driven quite a number of double clutch equipped cars (not including a Renault) and none of the ones I have driven do that. Most would not start pulling again until you touch the accelerator. Happily my Renaultsport Megane is manual. That's interesting. My Renaultsport Clio creeps like a tradit...
by GTR1400MAN
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 1227

Re: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)

Rub. Condense. Release. are we on the same forum :lol: a neat way of describing it - I have also heard people describing it as a lemon shape - taper on - big push - taper off Alasdair I'll throw in the squeezing a tube of toothpaste onto your brush analogy. There's also another less polite one used...
by GTR1400MAN
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 1227

Re: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)

hir wrote:
GTR1400MAN wrote:Good luck doing 3 stage braking in a modern dual clutch car! ;)

Why?

Sorry, I should have qualified that with "when coming to a stop". As soon as you ease off pressure on the brake pedal the engine starts pulling again.
by GTR1400MAN
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 1227

Re: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)

Pontoneer wrote:I would suggest that is how one should ALWAYS apply the brakes ; to me that is just NORMAL braking , as taught decades ago .

One should be equally smooth and progressive with all controls : braking , steering , acceleration .

Good luck doing 3 stage braking in a modern dual clutch car! ;)
by GTR1400MAN
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
Replies: 82
Views: 800

Re: Pros and cons of hi-vis

Scary! Way too many lights on our roads. Approaching road works you are often faced with an array of halogen arc lights on poles, poorly angled towards on coming traffic. Then add in loads of flashing beacons. If you had this much flashing on the television news they have to give a warning, yet you ...
by GTR1400MAN
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: VW Trailer Assist
Replies: 14
Views: 206

Re: VW Trailer Assist

Horse wrote:Great welding mask @ 1:35 :)

Couldn't make sense of your timecode but I guess you mean this?

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