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Snow and your DS

Post by Rogc » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:41 pm

First real time of driving the DS in the snow this morning. Fresh snow 75 to 100mm deep in the flat no problem at all. Engaging snow mode resulted in increased traction, however a bit to much right foot resulted in slight understeer. Used hdc on a long decent great piece of equipment.
Unfortunately I had a scary moment at no more than 5mph, on fresh snow with ice underneath on a steep decent. Abs working 100% and no retardation until the slope levelled out. Thankfully nothing coming in the opposite direction.
It just goes to show that all the technology in the world won't help if there is zero grip. It did however steer even when the abs was in meltdown.
I'm just glad I accounted for the conditions and kept the speed low.
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by Chippy » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:46 pm

Sounds exciting Rogc and it just goes to show that a healthy portion common sense is very wise despite all the aids modern day vehicles have on board.
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by ccomley » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:21 pm

The tools are good but you can't, as the canadian irish scotsman used to say, change the laws of physics. :) Tread carefully out there folks.
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by wardie » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:31 pm

Don’t forget to turn off DSC too as well as terrain mode for snow.


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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by peejayk » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:15 am

Can I naively ask why you'd want to turn off DSC & terrain mode when driving in snow? Surely that's exactly what they're there for? (I've seen this mentioned a couple of times now & would like to understand the reasoning).
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by Badgerface » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:46 am

I think what wardie means is that when in GGS mode, turn off the DSC.

I was taught this some 8 years ago on an Experience day, it's to allow the vehicle a bit of slippage so that it can keep moving. Electronics can if used inappropriately, bog a Land Rover down to the point that you end up going nowhere and wheels just spin in the white stuff.
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by wardie » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:57 am

Badgerface wrote:I think what wardie means is that when in GGS mode, turn off the DSC.

I was taught this some 8 years ago on an Experience day, it's to allow the vehicle a bit of slippage so that it can keep moving. Electronics can if used inappropriately, bog a Land Rover down to the point that you end up going nowhere and wheels just spin in the white stuff.
Yes that’s what I meant thanks for being clearer :-)


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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by The Highlander » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:58 am

You can put snow tyres on, use TC etc. but if it’s that bad, just don’t go out, the car isn’t infallible or a silver bullet to bad weather, nor the driver.


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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by ccomley » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:53 pm

OK so the brakes are nearly shot and I've booked in for new pads and I would have had teh DS back before the snow arrived.

But>

The parts the place got in do not fit! They can't get parts taht do, now they're saying "dealer only". I've called my tame non-LR LR specialist and he's getting some in for tomorrow but, meantime

- the snow has arrived. Not massive, but enough that driving the SLK aorund would be just asking for an accident. It shall not be moved.
- the 90 has a *totally* flat battery. Of course. Why wouldn't it.
- the jump leads are in the DS at the tyre shop. ANyway, can't easily get the 90 close enough to another vehicle to jump start it without starting it...

So I'm snow stranded! Thankfully the tyre guys are happy to push the DS back into the workshop overnight so I can pick it up in the morning but until I can start the 90, we're stranded!

Yeah yeah, I know, shold've checked the 90 earlier in the week...

Anyone else had new brakes done by a non-dealer?
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by wardie » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:34 pm

ccomley wrote: - the 90 has a *totally* flat battery. Of course. Why wouldn't it.
I was about to post a sarcastic comment about being impressed with you having a LR 90 EV....

But that made me think I wonder how any EV owners are getting on with these very cold temps - given I’m assuming that battery performance tails off on those cars with the cold just like in other appliances? Maybe there is a solution for it to be able to sell the cars in cold climates in the first place [yes I know off topic, sorry]


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