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Old 10-02-2012, 08:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Arragonis View Post
Is this why people say to maximise the the mythical LOD thing on the SG2 which I still don't understand ? In which case I regard this posting as a potential magic key. I hope.

In what way - they stop sooner, no braking or no fuel shut off ? I noticed my TDI would shut off at anything over idle at all, the Aygo Petrol has to be over 1400 when you start engine braking for the ECU to detect it.
Most manual transmission vehicles i've driven with DBW throttles will not slow themselves down ... they just keep going.

the only way I can get my Focus to slow down without using the brakes, is to set the cruise control and hit the decelerate button on it - that shuts the throttle and lets the car slow down.

My focus cuts the injectors as DFCO, but does not shut the throttle

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