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Old 10 November 2005, 14:19   #81
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Anyway, I too surrender.
It Des's shift now. Off you go.
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Old 10 November 2005, 14:20   #82
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Because on long downhills you can get brake fade which is pretty scary!!! Obviously you don't want to have the engine screaming away at 5000rpm all the time but especially with a diesel you get pretty good engine braking without needing to over rev.

Wonder why they have hills with signs telling lorries to use low gear???
Drivers are not taught to use the box when slowing these days, as we we were Codders. I had to go on an enforced " Driving improvement course" a few years ago ( for reasons I wont go into ). The instructor kept picking me up on it. Apparently it's a throw back to early days when brakes would fade. Now they teach to "Block" change, which is roll to a stop in top and the straight to 1st to pull away. Not for me, I like to click her down as I'm braking.
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Old 10 November 2005, 14:24   #83
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I think itís you, O great one and having looked it up on the mighty Google I can see why the only thing it doesnít mention is a perverse love of Land Rovers but other than that it all fits.
I think you will find that your childish antics with stupid remarks thrown in for good measure are MUCH closer to the definition!!!

All I did was to try to answer a decent question that was asked - I did NOT want to be attacked from all sides.

I put forward reasonable views and would have expected reasonable and logical arguments back.
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Old 10 November 2005, 14:25   #84
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Hey Des

I've got a perverse love of Land Rovers........?
Me too

Iím not sure what Iím trying to say think itís bolly time (Ringwood best in a flute) Des
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Old 10 November 2005, 14:27   #85
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....I put forward reasonable views ............
That is why everyone agrees with you, O Great one.
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Old 10 November 2005, 14:29   #86
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Not if you're accelerating.

I could go into a detailed explanation but it would be far easier for you to buy a copy of the police driving manual 'Roadcraft' and all will be revealed.



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Fair point on the first one - do you usually drive down steep hills in the right gear accelerating then???

As to roadcraft it was the FIRST book I ever bought on driving. Of course everyone ALWAYS follows it to the letter. I love the bit where it says you should always been in the right gear at the right speed for maximum responsivesness etc.

I would just LOVE to be able to afford the fuel to drive around everywhere at 4500rpm!!!

The best driving book I have ever seen was by a bloke called A Tom Topper - think it was called "Very advanced driving" - great stuff.
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Old 10 November 2005, 14:30   #87
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Drivers are not taught to use the box when slowing these days, as we we were Codders. I had to go on an enforced " Driving improvement course" a few years ago ( for reasons I wont go into ). The instructor kept picking me up on it. Apparently it's a throw back to early days when brakes would fade. Now they teach to "Block" change, which is roll to a stop in top and the straight to 1st to pull away. Not for me, I like to click her down as I'm braking.
I wasn't actually taught like this!!! I only started to learn to drive a few years after my test!!!
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Old 10 November 2005, 14:31   #88
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OK. Who is going to explain the "Heal and Toe" technique? Which is, as you know, much used with auto boxes.

I cant find my wife's copy of Roadcraft, so from memory, you slow the car and select the correct gear for the speed to which you have slowed. Manual boxes only.
And there's me thinking you used left foot braking......
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Me too

Iím not sure what Iím trying to say think itís bolly time (Ringwood best in a flute) Des
Sooo, see you up the Tripp later then?
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Old 10 November 2005, 14:33   #90
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I put forward reasonable views
Codders, I agree that you do sometimes put forward "reasonable" views the problem as far as I see it, if indeed there is a problem, is that you do tend to put them forward in an "UNreasonable manner.... perhaps if you didn't use so many exclamation marks and strident language/capitals then people may not get their backs up quite so readily... only my opinion, that's all...
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