Diesel auto behaviour by Creeing Jane


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Creeing Jane
According to the manual:-

Automatic neutral mode (diesel models only)
To improve fuel economy and reduce emissions, the
transmission automatically selects neutral from a drive gear
if the vehicle is stationary and the brake is applied. The
drive gear will automatically reselect when the brake is
released.


I've not noticed this behaviour, so I put it into neutral myself. How about you other diesel auto users?
2002 Zircon Conn SE CTD Auto Tourer
1972 Triumph Stag MOD TV8

Posted 04 Oct 2016, 19:52 #1 


PaulT
Haven't noticed that but think I have always slipped it in to N if a long wait and sometimes then put the handbrake on. Will give it a try tomorrow.
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Posted 04 Oct 2016, 20:03 #2 

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Duncan
Can't say I've seen it either. Its probably designed to be invisible though. Certainly suggest D with the park brake only is a bad idea.
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Posted 05 Oct 2016, 17:26 #3 


PaulT
Which manual / year handbook is the quote from?
Paul

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Posted 05 Oct 2016, 20:43 #4 

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Bermudan 75
So if I read this correctly, if you stop in drive and apply the foot brake the gearbox automatically goes into neutral, (without the selector illumination showing this}. So if you stop and apply the foot brake the engine revs should increase if you press the accelerator, and the car should remain at a stop.
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Posted 06 Oct 2016, 19:45 #5 


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