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Message 82635 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 18:57:39 UTC - in response to Message 82625.  

@Mr Charpentier

Wonder if foil tape sales will explode? After all if the sensor can't sense ...
Will insurance pay out?

Remove tape - I guess the system wasn't working ...

The people who drive that way are going to drive that way period

BTW what will auto braking do to police chases?
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Message 82643 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 23:16:08 UTC - in response to Message 82629.  

the engine switches of at traffic lights and then restarts when the gas pedal is pressed.
My new car has that too - well, the cheap version, where the engine only switches off if you put the gearbox in neutral and take your foot completely off the clutch pedal. That's a bit clunky, so I tend only to use it at canal swing bridges, railway level crossings, and extremely complicated multi-phase junctions. It's very pleasant to sit there in peace with no strain on the clutch leg.

If your battery is flat, or your starter motor has failed, you wouldn't have set out on the journey, would you? If it's the car's final journey to the scrapyard, you can turn off the 'eco' feature.

Mine switches the engine off if you put on the handbrake and the cabin temperature within the preset temperature range, when in eco mode. The handbook also says the battery has to be over a certain voltage indicating it is charged.
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Message 82700 - Posted: 6 Nov 2017, 11:40:58 UTC - in response to Message 82643.  


Mine switches the engine off if you put on the handbrake and the cabin temperature within the preset temperature range, when in eco mode. The handbook also says the battery has to be over a certain voltage indicating it is charged.


We have a similar system on our trailers, electric powered hydraulic lift decks, you can raise and lower the top deck for loading - unloading. The trailers has a voltage sensor and if the voltage drops too low they stop working, we have to start the engine to get them working again.

Most of our trailers have also got reversing sensors, these just slap on the brakes when you get too close to something, that might be handy for those that don't use their eyes when reversing but they are a nuisance when trying to reverse onto a loading bay where the trailer has got to be touching the bay before unloading - loading can start. the sensor cannot be switched off all you can do is keep pushing until the brakes release and you start reversing again - this can happen several times before you finally make contact with the bay.
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Message 82829 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 9:48:03 UTC - in response to Message 82820.  

As soon as the lights change a dab on the gas pedal and he is away.
If I release handbrake when the amber comes on, the car is moving, very slowly if I don't touch the loud pedal, at about the same time the green appears.

inbuilt dash sat nav doubles as a rear view camera for parking.Plus also the usual bings and bongs. That I would find useful.
Mine does that, but has a problem, if I use it, it isn't aligned correctly. In a car park it would end up diagonal and only just within the white lines, street parking nearside rear will hit kerb nearside front will be a foot away.
Still use the old Mk1 eyeball.
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Message 82841 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 11:29:40 UTC - in response to Message 82820.  

and holds the car on the footbrake.
I hate those guys in front of me. I only have a foot pressing down on the clutch, nothing else.
Especially with the new LED lights, and there being three of them in all cars, at night you're blinding the person behind you with those bright red lights. Can't look behind either because there are bright white lights blinding you. Be a little less insecure and just use no brake, or if you feel the car go forwards or backwards, the handbrake.
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Message 82848 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 14:34:20 UTC - in response to Message 82841.  

and holds the car on the footbrake.
I hate those guys in front of me. I only have a foot pressing down on the clutch, nothing else.
Especially with the new LED lights, and there being three of them in all cars, at night you're blinding the person behind you with those bright red lights. Can't look behind either because there are bright white lights blinding you. Be a little less insecure and just use no brake, or if you feel the car go forwards or backwards, the handbrake.
Handbrake? Oh, you mean the electronically applied and disengaged by a switch all stop fail safe. That's right, a switch not a pedal or lever.
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Message 82849 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 15:13:05 UTC - in response to Message 82848.  

and holds the car on the footbrake.
I hate those guys in front of me. I only have a foot pressing down on the clutch, nothing else.
Especially with the new LED lights, and there being three of them in all cars, at night you're blinding the person behind you with those bright red lights. Can't look behind either because there are bright white lights blinding you. Be a little less insecure and just use no brake, or if you feel the car go forwards or backwards, the handbrake.
Handbrake? Oh, you mean the electronically applied and disengaged by a switch all stop fail safe. That's right, a switch not a pedal or lever.
Which is very firmly either 'on' or 'off', and takes a discernable amount of time to switch between the two states? If the car happens to be moving when the message finally makes it all the way from the switch to the mechanism, your passengers sue you for whiplash. It's also very difficult to get the disengagement timing exactly right for, say, a hill start out of a junction into a gap in a line of moving traffic. I've got one on my new car, and I much preferred being able to ease the handbrake gradually with a directly-cabled lever, for smoother starts in particular.

I do, however, agree that high-level brake lights tend to destroy night vision for the following driver in close traffic, and I try to disengage the foot brake as quickly as possible when the traffic has come to a complete stop.
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Message 82960 - Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 17:56:47 UTC

Ever since yesterday afternoon, I had a very needful thing I needed but had lost track of, and then about four hours ago, I found it!! :) It's not in the same condition it was when I'd last seen it :( but it's a lot better than I thought it was going to be :)
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Message 82968 - Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 20:50:35 UTC - in response to Message 82960.  

Lost your voice and it's now croakingly back?
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Message 82970 - Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 22:37:31 UTC

The anti-spam script has gotten a kick in the behind and is running again. Hopefully it'll catch some of the spammers in the act before they post on the forums.
Thanks co-moderators for keeping things clean around here.
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Message 82971 - Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 22:41:08 UTC - in response to Message 82970.  

Interesting that when the moderation tools were created, 'obscene' was given 'top of the bill' status. Now it's spam. How society changes...
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Message 83309 - Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 13:29:58 UTC

Is this a good site to follow the instructions from if a computer is changing hands?

https://www.howtogeek.com/171980/how-to-prepare-a-computer-tablet-or-phone-before-selling-it/

Thanks.
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Message 83334 - Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 18:14:27 UTC - in response to Message 83309.  

Is this a good site to follow the instructions from if a computer is changing hands?

https://www.howtogeek.com/171980/how-to-prepare-a-computer-tablet-or-phone-before-selling-it/

Thanks.
Erm... not to worry now.
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Message 83743 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 10:33:58 UTC

It's snowing!
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Message 83744 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 10:39:32 UTC - in response to Message 83743.  

It's snowing!
Hasn't reached here yet, but we're under a warning that it's heading towards us.
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Message 83746 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 11:36:36 UTC

Here in the "sunny Midlands" its been snowing since before dawn.
Drive across the county was great for the first 30 miles. But then I met the plonkers, one managed to caused a lorry to jack knife by cutting him up then breaking hard, another failed to get up a very gentle slope, another had just got moving across a set of traffic lights and decided to stop to allow the car turning right to go in front of him much to the displeasure of white van man behind him who "politely pushed him" into the right turning car.... The last five miles took over an hour.
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Message 83750 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 13:32:35 UTC

And now it's reached me. I'm not going anywhere today - did my shopping yesterday. :-)
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Message 83760 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 7:49:31 UTC

Down south we had a flurry first thing yesterday, then later a "mini blizzard" which lasted about 15 minutes, then it rained so all gone here.
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Message 83762 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 8:00:24 UTC - in response to Message 83760.  

After 10cm of snow yesterday, we had rain the rest of the day. Most of the snow was gone by nigthfall, but now it's snowing again. I see the new front is as large as Belgium and going Northwards very slowly. It's okay it all falls today, as long as tomorrow, when the house-moving is taking place it's dry (and most of the snow on the ground melted).
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Message 83764 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 10:11:37 UTC

Rain on snow, then sub-zero temperatures overnight, with some more snow. Guess what today's journey to work was like....

Hope you house move goes OK tomorrow Ageless
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