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    Okay sorry for the dumb question but what does the traction control actually do. The light was comming on as i was trying to get up my drive today in the snow. Would i be right in assuming that it puts power to the wheel thats not spinning? or am i way off the mark

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    stops you from doing front wheel spins

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    it works in 2 stages..

    it retarts engine power to try and stop the wheels spinning and it applies the abs rapidly and subtly to try and brake the spinning wheel...

    the traction control that you refer to is more along the lines of a torque biasing differential..that puts power to the non spinning wheel at the expense of the one thats spinning

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    Trouble I had with it is that when the snow gets too much all it does is limit the engine power down and totally kills it so you can't spin up the wheels and melt the snow and it just gets stuck. Got a call today to tell me that the switch I have ordered has come into stock today so I'll pick it up at the weekend, at least I will (fingers crossed) be able to switch it off then and rely on natural talent lol.

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    yeah, i got caught out on a slope this weekend in the snow.... started spinning about 2ft from the crest of a 30ft rise..power just died and i was forced to do a 'failed hill climb' in the vectra... slipped right down as the tyres just didn't control it.... no damage but with TC off it's much better in the snow

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    The trick to driving in the snow is to put it into a high gear, say 2nd or 3rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinten View Post
    The trick to driving in the snow is to put it into a high gear, say 2nd or 3rd.
    Thats fine depending on the incline and the momentum you have, coming out of my estate you go round a bend as you hit the hill, 2nd or 3rd gear is no problem but without a bit of momentum once the ESP kicks in you're goosed.

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    Thanks guys, something new learned

    Cheers Woody

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    lol winter tyres. nuff said.

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