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    ***Slight interruption to the thread*** When turning, do you guys make sure you're off the clutch or do you keep your foot down on it?
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    (Original post by SFeet)
    ***Slight interruption to the thread*** When turning, do you guys make sure you're off the clutch or do you keep your foot down on it?
    Come off the clutch.

    You only need to press the clutch to change to a lower gear. When you've done that, come off the clutch and turn the corner.
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    (Original post by SFeet)
    ***Slight interruption to the thread*** When turning, do you guys make sure you're off the clutch or do you keep your foot down on it?
    It's more safer to slow down before approaching the turn and change into a lower gear (ideally 2 or 3) and make sure your foot is off the clutch when making the turn. That way you'll have better control of the vehicle rather then letting the car roll/coast into it, which can be dangerous.

    No doubt there are will be some here who would argue that it's better to coast.
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    When I was learning to drive my instructor fell asleep putting his foot on the brake and stalling the car on a roundabout.
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    (Original post by SFeet)
    ***Slight interruption to the thread*** When turning, do you guys make sure you're off the clutch or do you keep your foot down on it?
    Come off the clutch, otherwise you will be coasting and hence when you need to brake all of a sudden, your car will take longer to slow down as no engine braking is happening.
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    (Original post by James A)
    Come off the clutch, otherwise you will be coasting and hence when you need to brake all of a sudden, your car will take longer to slow down as no engine braking is happening.
    When you turn to you touch the brakes or do you slow down way before and therefore no need to brake?
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    (Original post by SFeet)
    When you turn to you touch the brakes or do you slow down way before and therefore no need to brake?
    You should aim to get the car slowed down before turning into the corner, however, just cover the brake pedal incase you suddenly see another car coming your direction and the street is narrow.
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    (Original post by SFeet)
    ***Slight interruption to the thread*** When turning, do you guys make sure you're off the clutch or do you keep your foot down on it?
    You should try to keep it in gear but sometimes it can be difficult in a diesel because 1st can be too slow and 2nd can be too fast.
    Some times turning left at lights can be quite sharp so it's usually fine to coast.

    At these sorts of speeds the engine will actually be speeding the car up rather than slowing it down with your foot off the gas.
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    There was this person who had leprosy but went ahead with the driving test anyway. They failed of course. Apparently through leaving a foot on the clutch.
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    (Original post by Camoxide)
    You should try to keep it in gear but sometimes it can be difficult in a diesel because 1st can be too slow and 2nd can be too fast.
    Some times turning left at lights can be quite sharp so it's usually fine to coast.

    At these sorts of speeds the engine will actually be speeding the car up rather than slowing it down with your foot off the gas.
    The 1st gear in the diesel car I learn in is too short, I wish it had a longer gear ratio, but it's alright I suppose when it comes to picking up speed. (it's a ds3)
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    Information - look at the corner, see any signs etc
    Position - move to the appropriate position in your lane
    Speed - adjust your speed to whatever is right for the corner
    Gear - select the right gear for that corner
    Acceleration - accelerate through the corner- don't coast.
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    (Original post by uberteknik)
    Make sure the handbrake is off! lol.

    Practice at first on the straight and level.

    At first depress the accelerator to bring the engine revs up slightly. You will hear the change in pitch.

    Now very slowly release the clutch. When the clutch begins to bite, you will both hear the change in engine pitch (which starts to slow again) and also through touch with the gear stick which may move slightly.

    As this happens apply more gas and then release the clutch ever so slowly while trying to keep the engine from slowing down by applying more gas.

    It's a kind-of dual movement, slowly releasing the clutch while the gas gets more pressure.

    If the engine stalls, you have either not applied enough gas or brought the clutch up too quickly or probably a combination of both.

    If you are doing hill starts, you have to combine/co-ordinate the above with the use of the handbrake and also you will need a lot more gas depending on the steepness of the hill.

    Starting with the car pointing downhill requires the use of the footbrake with the clutch fully depressed until the car is moving.
    Old post, sorry, but I am so very stressed about this.

    On a flat surface, would it be better to:

    1) Set the revs to about 1500, hold the throttle pedal where it is, so the revs don't increase. Then raise the clutch pedal all the way, then get back to adding throttle as you accelerate.

    2) Bring the clutch to the biting point, once it is at the biting point, begin to add gas whilst raising the clutch, so you are gradually pressing down harder and harder on the gas pedal whilst the clutch is coming up (ie gas pedal is going down whilst clutch pedal is coming up).

    I see people saying both ways, it is really stressing me out.
 
 
 
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