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#3545 of 3623 Re: Not the only ones [larsb]
May 19, 2011 (7:24 am)
"..how it's taught..."
Yes, but you must move your right foot from the brake to the gas pedal and that "time" is what is giving rise to the new technology.
Oh, and speaking of "new" technology, there was a time in not to distance past when 2-foot driving, clutch/braking/gas, was REQUIRED.
Speaking of which how many of us, how often, shift a manual into neutral in order to give our clutch leg a rest.
#3546 of 3623 Re: Not the only ones [wwest]
May 19, 2011 (7:24 am)
Correct - but in the 3-foot days, the driver's right foot was used as it is now - for the gas and the brake. Not for the clutch and the brake.
May 21, 2011 (12:49 am)
larsb. Even if my car had that new-fangled technology I would still hold down the brake with my right foot until ready to move forward.
Or backwards. Whichever I wanted to go. So there.
#3548 of 3623 Re: Not the only ones [larsb]
May 21, 2011 (6:38 am)
"...in the 3-foot days..."
Again, just where did you say you were from....
May 23, 2011 (12:34 am)
does he have any Sasquatch's for friends, too? Chilliwack, B.C. is a Sasquatch hotspot just fyi.
" in the 3 ft days..."
Interesting comment larsb!
#3550 of 3623 Re: Zacilackily... [iluvmysephia1]
May 23, 2011 (7:09 am)
That's the spirit !!!
#3551 of 3623 Re: Not the only ones [wwest]
May 23, 2011 (10:07 am)
"Rapidly becoming an urban legend, that."
Not a good way to put it. That implies it was never true.
"LITTLE used torque converter, was down-sized, made less powerful"
Got any reference to back that up?
On most mainstream automatics the torque converter is unlocked below ~40MPH.
With car companies striving for fractions of an MPG a low loss/slip torque converter is still desirable.
You should keep your foot on the brake when stopped on the street anyway so the brake lights will be on.
#3552 of 3623 Re: Not the only ones [circuitsmith]
May 23, 2011 (12:49 pm)
"..unlocked below ~40 MPH..."
Nowadays the torque converter clutch is locked, bypassing the TC, unless being locked might result in the engine stalling. It will also be unlocked for even the most minor level of acceleration, in any of the higher gear ratios.
"..Got any reference to back that up.."
Other than the widespread adoption of the new "hill-start", automatic braking, no.
#3553 of 3623 Re: Not the only ones [wwest]
May 24, 2011 (7:17 pm)
wwest, you need to stop imagining things and pass it for facts.
#3554 of 3623 70% of claims whacked
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 12, 2011 (9:55 am)
"Only California car owners — not those in other states — can take advantage of the state's favorable consumer-protection laws. The action drastically cuts the size of a potential class action against Toyota filed on behalf of consumers and calls into question speculation that the Toyota litigation could cost the automaker upward of $3 billion if it lost the federal case."
Federal Judge Drastically Limits Claims Against Toyota in Sudden-Acceleration Litigation (Inside Line)