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After i passed my test.

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by ericrollo, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. ericrollo

    ericrollo Megabyte Poster

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    I passed my test using a diesel car and now i am having to drive a petrol which is completely different.

    A petrol car is so much easier to stall than a diesel.
     
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    I can't decide whether you're a Turing Test or not.
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    If you think that's different, wait 'til you try:

    1. Automatic's
    2. Rear-wheel drive/4 wheel drive
    3. A Van/people carrier

    -ken
     
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    Or you could just learn NOT to stall... Put your foot on the gas before you let the clutch out. Problem solved.
     
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    dont you have to take you test again with a Automatic?
     
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    No. If you pass on a manual, you can drive automatic. Its only if you pass with an automatic do you have to upgrade to a manual.

    On the original subject, I found the same. Learned on a diesel, and bought a petrol. I *still* stall it sometimes. but nowhere near as bad as the first few weeks.
     
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    Nope, if you pass as a manual you can drive both, but not vice versa.
     
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    Ahh Okay .. i knew there was something
     
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    Actually thats not true, if you can drive a diesel you can drive a petrol car, it's just a matter of getting used to the biting point on the clutch and not stalling it.

    Take it from someone who has a multitude of licenses (something the Army excelled at was teaching people to drive). In my life I have been fortunate enought to have been able to drive.

    Cars (4x4, fast, off road (not the same as 4x4), LHD and RHD)
    Bikes (on and off road)
    HGV's (including a Stalwart) which has the steering wheel in the center rather than LHD\RHD),
    Various Vans,
    Buses (and coaches),
    Tracked,
    JCB Diggers
    Fork Lifts

    And whilst of them were each unique in their own way they all shared a common theme, it took confidence and skill to drive and master. Driving a petrol car really isn't too different from driving a diesel one, it's just about getting the confidence and skill to doing it right.
     
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    what he said ^ .

    Not all cars have the same bite point just as some cars have close ratio gear boxes. I am having to get rid of my BMW and they have a heavy clutch with quite long gears whereas the car I am getting Honda civic type r has a light short clutch with very close gear ratios.

    PS Diesels are evil.
     
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    I love diesels :twisted:

    I'm on my second owned diesel (I've driven more in the past), and already considering getting it chipped (for better fuel economy, the increased BHP is just a side-effect :twisted: ). I wouldn't go back to petrol :)

    -Ken
     
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    Eric, Well done!

    Diesels have a lot of Torque hence why they don't stall as easy as a petrol motor! But the down side is that bloody turbo lag when you glide out (still in motion) in front of someone on a roundabout and you're sat there shouting "come on, come on!!!" LOL!!!

    Mind you these Dual Mass flywheels on Fords and VAG motors really make both types too easy to stall! I used to stall my old mondeo TDCi a lot...the ST220 was even worse! The dual mass flywheels make it all that hard to feel the 'bite'!

    As for automatics...I was given an Astra Automatic as my first company car! I was really peed off about it until I realised that I could do a hell of a lot without having to worry about gear changes haha!!! Was an ease in traffic jams too!

    Anyway, happy driving!
     
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    Was it a Mondeo you had Ken?
     
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    Yeah, a Mondeo 2.0 TDCI LX (113 bhp). Now a Ford Focus 2.0 TDCI Ghia (134 bhp), if I do decide to get it chipped it can be increased by 30 to 50 bhp, depending on what type :twisted:

    It may not be as powerful as a few other cars (eg the RS for instance), but I like it :)

    -Ken
     
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    Late for work all the time mate? j/k :biggrin
     
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    I can "Technically" drive good enough. The problem is when i have stopped at traffic lights or im going really slow I dont put enough acceleration on and i stall because i was taught to drive just using the clutch.
     
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    This. It ain't rocket science.
     
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    Would be the first thing I did if I owned a diesel, well after the warranty ran out anyway.

    You will get used to it. When you say you were taught to drive using the clutch, do you mean you were taught to ride the clutch? you should not do this as it wears the clutch out. Did you know it can take less than 20 seconds of riding the clutch for it to burn out?

    If you mean you were just told to stop and wait by depressing the clutch and keeping the car in first then you need to get your right leg moving faster than your left, then you wont stall. You will get used to it in the end.
     
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    Funny man :p

    -Ken
     
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