How does advanced driving deal with a modern manual gearbox

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Re: How does advanced driving deal with a modern manual gearbox

Postby fungus » Tue May 31, 2016 7:55 pm

I had an examiner comment about one of my pupils driving style. He said that it was nice to sit next to someone who would get going and was not afraid to use revs when necessary. He blamed "all this eco driving where drivers get up into a high gear at an inaprpriate speed making the engine labour."

Coming back from Blandford Forum to Wimborne Minster today on the B 3082, we left the village of Tarrant Keynston (30 limit into a 40 for a 150mtrs then NSL, all up hill) holding 3rd all the way. The Fiesta has a slight flat spot at around 3000rpm, but between 3500 and 5000rpm it developes a fair amount of power for a 1.4, 96ps engine. The object of the excercise was for the pupil to understand how the engine responds. :)

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Another road I like to do this on is the C13 Shaftesbury to Blandford Forum road up Spread Eagle Hill out of the 20mph limit from Melbury Abbas. :D

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Re: How does advanced driving deal with a modern manual gearbox

Postby TheInsanity1234 » Tue May 31, 2016 10:43 pm

GTR1400MAN wrote:
TheInsanity1234 wrote:One such example is on my commute, where there's a short upwards gradient immediately after 30 signs. Most people I know tend to slow down to 30 to enter the zone then have to use engine power to get up the short gradient, whereas I tend to slow down to pass the signs at around 40, then that allows me to make it up the gradient and I'm usually doing just under 30 at the top of it!

Remind me again ... where does the 30 limit start? :twisted:

About 100 metres after the 30 signs :twisted:

No, I know, the 30 limit starts at the 30 signs, but I'm breaking the speed limit in the name of saving the sky! :mrgreen:

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Re: How does advanced driving deal with a modern manual gearbox

Postby GTR1400MAN » Tue May 31, 2016 10:54 pm

Remember Chicken Licken? ;)
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