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#1 marvin

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 05:59 AM

Can you tell me the procedure for releasing the EPG after having got into the car, shut the door and fastened the safety belt? Do you have to put your foot on the brake pedal and press down the EPG button, after having first started the car in the usual way I.e.with the clutch depressed?
Is the procedure any different when reversing for the first time?
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Posted 09 May 2015 - 07:14 AM

I just select a gear and drive off - it auto releases. If I haven't fastened my belt ( ie I'm reversing ), I have to put my foot on the brake and manual release the EPB.
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Posted 09 May 2015 - 07:59 AM

I just select a gear and drive off - it auto releases. If I haven't fastened my belt ( ie I'm reversing ), I have to put my foot on the brake and manual release the EPB.

 

I'm grateful for that quick reply. I was only asking as I was sure I read somewhere, even in the confused photocopied manual I download yonks ago now, it seems, that a foot on the brake was needed. And did read that people had said (not sure about seat belt off/on) that a press on the brake pedal was necessary. Hopefully my first test drive in the next ten days or so will make it clearer in my mind.


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 09:28 AM

Not sure if mine is different as I have auto hold in the gtd. I'm not familiar with the spec for other models
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Posted 09 May 2015 - 09:46 AM

Not sure if mine is different as I have auto hold in the gtd. I'm not familiar with the spec for other models

 

Yes, that's right but to my knowledge all MK7s with EPB have Autohold as well.


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Posted 10 May 2015 - 01:20 PM

It's only if your seatbelt isn't fastened the extra step of foot on brake pedal is required. So if seatbelt isn't fastened, foot on brake pedal, release EPB, foot off brake pedal, drive away.

 

As Damian says, if seatbelt is fastened you just drive away and EPB auto releases.


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Posted 10 May 2015 - 03:25 PM

Thanks a lot and just one final question, if I may. Can the bite point/gas pedal input be varied by the car's electronics to detect changes in gradient, when pulling away, say, on a steep incline rather than a gentle slope?

Cars I have driven with Hill Hold Assist seem to have very little delay in releasing line pressure when on the level but the holding effect is much greater on a 10% incline for example. With a mechanical handbrake you can release it 'late' in order to avoid any run back if you know what I mean.


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Posted 10 May 2015 - 03:46 PM

Mine is a bit variable but not always gradient based. Mostly, it requires very little input to release but sometimes it "thumps" off. No idea why
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Posted 11 May 2015 - 04:33 PM

I've certainly noticed I need more right foot to release the EPB when on an incline. When the road it's flat, you don't really notice the auto release, but I'd say on an incline you can feel it being a little more reluctant to release to prevent the roll back (it still scares me when people can't do hill starts properly and start rolling back towards the car  :o ).


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Posted 11 May 2015 - 06:07 PM

I've certainly noticed I need more right foot to release the EPB when on an incline. When the road it's flat, you don't really notice the auto release, but I'd say on an incline you can feel it being a little more reluctant to release to prevent the roll back (it still scares me when people can't do hill starts properly and start rolling back towards the car  :o ).

Yes, very interesting and would think that what you find would at least follow my theorising about the system. I wonder if. overall, the installation of this feature would lead to greater clutch wear in general?


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