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by GTR1400MAN
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: This Website
Topic: Like button
Replies: 7
Views: 1505

Re: Like button

Content = king

#LIKE

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by GTR1400MAN
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: First Time Automatic Owner
Replies: 37
Views: 3575

Re: First Time Automatic Owner

Here's an interesting article/topic on dual clutch driving. Post #33 on page 2 reflects my current understanding of how my car behaves. Regarding my car rolling back on hills I'm going to try turning the stop/start off so that I can apply firm/hard brake pressure. I'm wondering if the Hill Assist is...
by GTR1400MAN
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: This Website
Topic: Like button
Replies: 7
Views: 1505

Re: Like button

akirk wrote:If I have some spare time I might have a look at porting this system onto a better forum package

Nooooooooooooooo!

phpBB is easy to use and administer.

And very importantly loads quickly on most devices.
by GTR1400MAN
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: First Time Automatic Owner
Replies: 37
Views: 3575

Re: First Time Automatic Owner

That's so true ChristianAB. All of my discussion/queries would be solved if I knew that the handbrake disengages the clutch in the same way the footbrake does when stationary. I could/would then drive it like an automated manual. This is extra important as the EDC in the Renault uses dry clutches un...
by GTR1400MAN
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: First Time Automatic Owner
Replies: 37
Views: 3575

Re: First Time Automatic Owner

It IS a nice car. :D

Just after advice how to use/drive an automatic PROPERLY. I can certainly drive it OK, but want advice on how to refine my use.

After 40 years of clutched cars I'm bound to find it a bit alien.
by GTR1400MAN
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: First Time Automatic Owner
Replies: 37
Views: 3575

Re: First Time Automatic Owner

Interesting reply Waremark. For the hill start I was tempted to do as you suggest and drive it like a clutched car. What is unclear is will I do any damage by using the handbrake while still in gear and the car effectively trying to creep? I don't know what the technical/mechanical difference is bet...
by GTR1400MAN
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: First Time Automatic Owner
Replies: 37
Views: 3575

Re: First Time Automatic Owner

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by GTR1400MAN
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: First Time Automatic Owner
Replies: 37
Views: 3575

First Time Automatic Owner

Well, I eventually decided on a new car (6 months old) to replace the 11 year old Civic and picked it up Monday. Renault Clio Renaultsport RS 200 EDC with cup chassis/wheels That's a mouthful, but basically a small family sized turbo charged hot hatch with a flappy paddle dual clutch gearbox. It's f...
by GTR1400MAN
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What was your first car?
Replies: 55
Views: 5900

Re: What was your first car?

My first car was a Triumph Spitfire back in 1977. http://classiccars.brightwells.com/images/lots/2921753.jpg Sadly it wasn't in the same condition as this one. In fact when the hard top was removed you had to climb over the doors. The sills were less than rigid and without the extra strength of the ...
by GTR1400MAN
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cruel parenting?
Replies: 19
Views: 2094

Re: Cruel parenting?

And if he gets too good he'll fail the hazard perception test! :twisted:

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