Another great reason for a Transit Base...

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  1. Craig Rogers

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    Had to drop the MH off this morning and therefore had to drive through school traffic, made even worse by the wind.

    I was stuck in traffic going uphill and it's the first time I've been crawling in traffic.

    Three letters - HLA - AMAZING.......
     
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    Humber Landlords' Association?
    High-level architecture?
    Historic Land-use Assessment?
    High Level Assembler language?

    Any of these??
     
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    That would be C.
     
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    you wont be saying that when your Duratorq engine falls in bits:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hungry Lebanese Aardvark! :thumb:

    No, it's Hill Launch Assist.

    When stopping on a hill and you dip the clutch and brake. A light comes on the dashboard to say that HLA is activated.

    Then when pulling off, when you take your foot off the brake, the brakes remain on for up to a few seconds to enable you to move your foot to the throttle.

    It means you don't have to bother with either the handbrake or quick feet. :thumb:
     
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    Why would HLA make the engine suffer, has nothing to do with the engine?

    The Duratorq 2.2 is one of the most used engines in the trade isn't it? It's fitted to so many different cars, vans (not just Ford) as was the great 2.4 version. I've not heard of any reliability issues?
     
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    Hill Lock Actuator?

    Heel Lift Action?

    Help Local Activists?

    JJ


    whoops... Too slow with post... Sorry
     
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    i think he was jokeing:thumb:
    the duratouq is a good engine,far better than a valve dropping fiat/citrion/pug engine.:Wink:
     
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    Nor will you Craig, it was the envy of the Industry when first launched. Did you know that Transit's success story is also the envy of the Industry.

    1965-2010 – Brief history of an enduring success

    COLOGNE, April 30, 2010 – The iconic Ford Transit is heading for its impressive 45th anniversary in August this year, but is already in the party mood, having just celebrated a significant six-millionth production milestone in ceremonies at the Transit assembly plants in Kocaeli (Turkey), Southampton (UK), Nanchang (China) and Hai Duong (Vietnam).

    It is the latest impressive milestone in Transit's extensive history, which includes many track records, not least that it is Ford of Europe's longest-serving vehicle brand.

    Read More........
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    ...and as for that gearbox that works in reverse........ :Rofl1:

    I was on the M6 earlier and was counting the millions of different variants the Transit comes in. I lost count after seeing at least 10 different current types of transit. Van, MH, Minibus, Recovery Truck, Flat Bed, etc..... Each of them in various types, LWD, SWB, Twin rear Axle, etc...
     
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    Another example of dumbing down a skill and worse, something else to go wrong.

    I cringe and spit fire at the number of people I see holding cars on a hill at traffic lights. Incompetents.
     
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    Due you mean as opposed to holding it on the biting point, wasting fuel and clutch surface?

    EDIT: Just out of thought, do you remove the ABS fuse too? As surely, cadence braking is a lost skill. What about syncromesh, do you remove that from your gearbox so that you can double de-clutch?
    :Rofl1:
     
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    my brother is a aluminum welder,and does a lot of work airside at heathrow,as his van is carry's all his gear,his company bought him an all singing all danceing brand new citroen 2010, 70000 miles and the engine dropped a valve destroying the engine,citroen said it's a common problem:Eeek:
     
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    So let me get this straight - you sit on a hill, with your foot on the brake.

    So you're another one of the :Angry: gits :Angry: who increasingly blinds us with your glaring brake lights. Made even worse in the rain, or at night.

    Use the f***ing handbrake, that's what it's for.....




    ..................and b-r-e-a-t-h-e




    sigh
     
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    But it's a faff in a MH to reach down and put the handbrake on if you are only stopping for about 10 seconds, before moving 5mm and then stopping for another 10 seconds.......

    Advanced driving will tell you not to use the handbrake, but keep the car in gear with the footbrake on, or at least they used to.
     
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    I should have said holding on the hill using the clutch as opposed to the handbrake, but I think that was obvious.

    No ABS here on 2 or 4 wheels. Hills + snow, better off without ABS. ABS is another de-skiling.
     
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    As a time served motor-vehicle technician, I thought it was only me that cringed when watching drivers holding the vehicle for many seconds sometimes minutes on an incline.

    Have they no idea how much heat energy and destruction they are causing.

    Agree totally with the de-skilling comment and also with the glare from brake lights especially in rainy conditions when simply at rest.

    Hang on, I'm rapidly turning in to a GRUMPY old git like you lot.....help...help... Griff
    :Angry:
     
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    <FX Dalek> "Resistance is useless, resistance is useless".
     
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    Well no actually. My Merc Sprintshift employs a similar braking system and it quite clearly states in the handbook that the hand brake is for parking only.
    You cannot safely do a handbrake start in a Sprintshift and nor, I believe, should you try to do so, in any vehicle with automatic transmission.

    Pete:Cool:
     
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    Why worry about the glare from the brake lights when the Pratts still have their rear fog warning lights blinding you because they spotted a touch of mist six hours earlier...? :Angry: :Angry: :Rofl1:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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