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Old 12th May 2014, 14:00   #151
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Starting from an incline is a thing many Indian drivers and RTO get wrong. They will not clear your in your DL test in the RTO if you don't slip the clutch while starting on an incline.
Best method: Engage the handbrake and start as you would normally giving slightly more gas than usual. Release handbrake when you are sure that the car will move.(figured out by experience)
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Surprised to hear RTO conducts a special test for this skill.
I almost never use the handbrake and have always been able to get going by slipping the clutch. After three cars and around 1.5L kms I think it can be done without burning the clutch. However if you can find an easier alternative without relying only on slipping the clutch that would be better.
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I use the handbrake almost always from a stop and stand position.

However I still tend to have anxiety 'before' the whole act begins, once in the act I am fine. I am not sure how to get rid of it.
Keep practising in real time to get a hang of the whole act till your comfortable. Frequent hill starts will build up your confidence so further on the anxiety will go away.

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However if you can find an easier alternative without relying only on slipping the clutch that would be better.
The handbrake method is the safest but what if - the clutch pedal is released simultaneously the accelerator pedal is pressed (this pair of action needs to be done fast and in coordination to prevent stalling) should get the car moving forward without rolling back.

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Starting from an incline is a thing many Indian drivers and RTO get wrong. They will not clear your in your DL test in the RTO if you don't slip the clutch while starting on an incline.
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Surprised to hear RTO conducts a special test for this skill.
Unfortunately, both driving school instructors and RTO inspectors are not aware for the correct practice. Most of us figure it out much later, either through another driver or when taking DL test abroad.

I blissfully used the clutch-slipping for years in the 90s before I found out I was so wrong. Only after the clutch failed in my M800 at 6000kms I learned the right technique.
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Most of us figure it out much later, either through another driver or when taking DL test abroad.
My dad, who has extensively driven through USA, Canada, South Africa, China and Singapore taught me this first after this I basic clutch control.

He's still not able to convince my mom to use this technique. So he does not allow her to drive in ghats.
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It is one of my biggest fear on a hill. And who would teach the buses and lorries ramming down with great speed, while you are trying to go up?

I use the handbrake almost always from a stop and stand position.

However I still tend to have anxiety 'before' the whole act begins, once in the act I am fine. I am not sure how to get rid of it.
Most of the drivers of commercial vehicles who drive in hills, have the courtesy of allowing those coming uphill a precedence. It is mostly drivers from plains who drive rashly in hills and misbehave.
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Bumping this thread since I have few queries related to TCed engines in hills.

Since many here mentioned that the Diesel engines in Swift, i20 etc. struggle due to Turbo lag, how do the (near)zero lag units in the Figo, Pulse etc. feel in steep hills? Does the Punto climb better than Swift due to its shorter initial gears?
Also, how do the T-Jet, TSi and the Eco-Boost perform when starting from steep hills?

I have never driven a diesel in steep hills and have never driven a turbo petrol in my life. Hence would like to know more about the above things. Thanks.

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I have never used handbrake, what I do is just use my right foot to manage both accelerator and brake pedal by twisting it and the moment the clutch reaches the point where the car starts making a move, release the brake pedal totally and accelerate forward.
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I grew up in a hill - Kodaikanal. Though clutch control was important - without the handbrake the clutch wears off really fast. I ensured that I always check if the handbrake worked properly by checking on an incline.There were some really steep inclines in kodaikanal - I was also taught that never change the gears in the middle of an incline(steep) and have never done that. I usually kept it in 1st gear.
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Hey, new to rear wheel drive vehicles here, learning with my gypsy ! Well I have a question regarding driving on slopes. I faced this issue when driving the gypsy up the ghats to Lavasa. It goes all well if I have decent momentum and I'm able to go on in 2nd -3rd. However if for some reason I have to stop mid way up a steep incline, once I start again and pull up in 1st, as soon as I move to second she starts loosing power and I have to drop down to first again, and as I reach a slightly less steep slope I can go to second, and then move on. This issue doesn't happen if I already have some momentum. And also did not happen when I tried with 4h engaged. But I can't even really put much in 1st as after a point 10-15 km/hr, a shrill frilly noise starts coming and I have to move a gear higher.

I am confused if this is normal when driving a gypsy, we were just two of us. I read many threads on rwd vs fwd and also hill driving here, but they mostly explain loss of power due to loss of traction, however I don't experience power loss in 1st .. Only once I shift upwards.

And on a note, the check engine light is on currently awaiting the o2 sensor to get shipped, and I also try to be a gently when changing gears because switching gears too fast results in a knock sound.

Many people and a garage mech i spoke to say its normal, but doesnt feel so, my friends wagon r and swift never felt this way.. Please guide!!
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Hey, new to rear wheel drive vehicles here, learning with my gypsy ! Well I have a question regarding driving on slopes. I faced this issue when driving the gypsy up the ghats to Lavasa. It goes all well if I have decent momentum and I'm able to go on in 2nd -3rd. However if for some reason I have to stop mid way up a steep incline, once I start again and pull up in 1st, as soon as I move to second she starts loosing power and I have to drop down to first again, and as I reach a slightly less steep slope I can go to second, and then move on. This issue doesn't happen if I already have some momentum. And also did not happen when I tried with 4h engaged. But I can't even really put much in 1st as after a point 10-15 km/hr, a shrill frilly noise starts coming and I have to move a gear higher.

I am confused if this is normal when driving a gypsy, we were just two of us. I read many threads on rwd vs fwd and also hill driving here, but they mostly explain loss of power due to loss of traction, however I don't experience power loss in 1st .. Only once I shift upwards.

And on a note, the check engine light is on currently awaiting the o2 sensor to get shipped, and I also try to be a gently when changing gears because switching gears too fast results in a knock sound.

Many people and a garage mech i spoke to say its normal, but doesnt feel so, my friends wagon r and swift never felt this way.. Please guide!!

Assuming, since you have a check engine light, you have a MPFI Gypsy King. What is the state of the engine. I gather there is a faulty lambda sensor, but how's everything else? Compression? Clutch?
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I have a Wagon R AX 2008 model, 3 speed automatic gearbox. It's not able to climb up the parking ramp if we stop midway. If we don't stop and continue to accelerate from the flat surface, it climbs in gear 2 (not D or L). What am I doing wrong here or is it the car's fault? there are 3 people in car.
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