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Lara C.
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(Original post by Elementric)
err, yes.
well hang on.. unless you are trying to say that you should bring it to just before the bite, then take your foot off the brake, then apply some throttle, then bring up the clutch, which would of course be ludicrous....
why? its perfectly easy to bring the clutch up to the biting point whilst having your right foot on the brake pedal. when you release the brake pedal assuming your not on too much of a gradient the friction on the clutch should be enough to hold the car stationary as you apply throttle and pull away.

also, i was taught that you will fail your test if you dont pull the handbrake up when at a stop sign.
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(Original post by Lara C.)
why? its perfectly easy to bring the clutch up to the biting point whilst having your right foot on the brake pedal. when you release the brake pedal assuming your not on too much of a gradient the friction on the clutch should be enough to hold the car stationary as you apply throttle and pull away.

also, i was taught that you will fail your test if you dont pull the handbrake up when at a stop sign.
Oh.. you again..
I didn't say it wasn't easy, I just think it's bad advice for someone having trouble moving away from a stop. It's far better for the purposes of learning and the test to use the handbrake. Besides, my inference in the previous post was about whether he meant that you didn't have the clutch at the biting point when you took your foot off the brake.
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(Original post by PhilMc)
Must be different over here then, I was told if you were stopped for anytime longer than 2-3 seconds you should apply handbrake as well.
That's definitely the safest thing to do.
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(Original post by Elementric)
Oh.. you again..
I didn't say it wasn't easy, I just think it's bad advice for someone having trouble moving away from a stop. It's far better for the purposes of learning and the test to use the handbrake. Besides, my inference in the previous post was about whether he meant that you didn't have the clutch at the biting point when you took your foot off the brake.
so why did you say it would "be ludicrous"?
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(Original post by Elementric)
err, yes.
well hang on.. unless you are trying to say that you should bring it to just before the bite, then take your foot off the brake, then apply some throttle, then bring up the clutch, which would of course be ludicrous....
no i'm not trying to say that. I'm trying to say bring it to the bit and keep it on the bite and not a millimeters more otherwise you will stall....... you can creep fowards with the clutch with a petrol like a diesel only the bite is alot smaller or whatever the word would be used to describe it. If you need to add some gas to creep fowards then you're cluch control isn't perfect
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(Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
no i'm not trying to say that. I'm trying to say bring it to the bit and keep it on the bite and not a millimeters more otherwise you will stall....... you can creep fowards with the clutch with a petrol like a diesel only the bite is alot smaller or whatever the word would be used to describe it. If you need to add some gas to creep fowards then you're cluch control isn't perfect
Yeah I see what you mean, my car just won't do it though seems like I'm in the minority ^^
I suppose it depends on the gearing as well.
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(Original post by Elementric)
Yeah I see what you mean, my car just won't do it though seems like I'm in the minority ^^
I suppose it depends on the gearing as well.
or maybe your clutch control isn't good lol and what you mean gearing.........
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(Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
or maybe your clutch control isn't good lol and what you mean gearing.........
you're welcome to come and try it ^^
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(Original post by Elementric)
you're welcome to come and try it ^^
what car and what reg?
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Yeah I see what you mean, my car just won't do it though seems like I'm in the minority ^^
I suppose it depends on the gearing as well.
ive never driven a car that wouldnt pull away without use of the accelerator. i have however known drivers with bad clutch control who cant do it.
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same here, i just find stopping at traffic, roundabout,,, etc hard coz as sometime as soon as you have stopped and handbrakes... you will have to prepare the car again and it just feel like i have taken ages to do it and sometime i just stall then coz i have taken my foot off the clutch ... just find it hard generally... i know i got to practice but there isn't anyone i can seat next to me when i drive so i have to wait for each lesson........:-(
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So we should put the handbrake on every time we stop even at a junction?
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No, just use it whenever it’s easier or necessary to keep the car under control, eg. Incline starts or longer waits at lights.
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