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#1 Avon


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 06:06 PM

In normal driving use I like them, it took some getting used to but now I've come up against a bit of a problem.


I wanted to put the car on some front ramps to remove the undertray and clean up the area. On previous cars I've used clutch control and the handbrake to get up on the ramps slowly without any danger of going too far forward.


Without a conventional handbrake there was a great danger of overshooting once on the top. Don't believe me, try it! I had to use normal jacks in the end, too frightening to drive up the ramps.


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#2 Triumph Guy

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 12:01 PM

Doesn't your Pic hold the brakes on for a few seconds after you take your foot of the pedal when facing uphill? I've managed to get mine up on wheel ramps without any issues.

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:36 PM

Are we talking manual or auto here.

With manual you can keep complete control by using your right foot to control the footbrake and throttle at the same time. Just a bit of practice needed!

But creep control on the auto is near impossible- even on level ground. That said, it can be done by co-ordinating foot brake and throttle. I need to use this method to ease my auto forward onto the car wash conveyor track.


There is a big plus for this 'clutch slipping' method on the auto-it also solves the juddery clutch issue without resorting to the Italian tune up.

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 06:48 PM

Loved the auto-handbrake and hill start assist until the day my car decided to go into limp mode, the recovery guy wanted to use suspended tow with the front wheels raised off the road, the easiest remedy to do this was to run the engine to stop the handbrake actuating until we reached the garage