Author Topic: CVT engine braking  (Read 415 times)

Ralph

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CVT engine braking
« on: June 15, 2018, 01:53:10 PM »
Iíve had my cvt for a couple of months now and the only thing that I donít like is the lack of engine braking even if I use the paddle to gear down it still seems to run away faster than Iíd like, I live at the bottom of a hill with a narrow road that I now have to brake all the way down  where my previous car would trundle down happily in 1st. I got to thinking and wondered whether this was designed to protect the gearbox would excessive braking damage it ? If so Iíll have to learn to use my brakes more. I used to pride myself for anticipating traffic an not having to brake too often.

Jocko

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Re: CVT engine braking
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2018, 03:39:49 PM »
Automatics have very poor engine braking. I drove automatics for 25 years, before getting my manual Jazz, and it is just something you get used to.

peteo48

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Re: CVT engine braking
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 03:58:03 PM »
I'm fortunate where I live in that it's pretty flat but the engine braking is not great. I've found S mode helps a bit if I'm going down a longish hill but it can't really compete with a manual.


Ralph

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Re: CVT engine braking
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2018, 04:23:43 PM »
Yes lots of hills around here I can see my brake pad bill going up :-X

peteo48

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Re: CVT engine braking
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2018, 10:34:58 PM »
I test drove a hybrid Yaris before getting another Jazz. That had regen braking, like an electric car, and, as a consequence, a much greater engine braking effect although it wasn't really engine braking as such.

I liked the Yaris but it was too small in the back for what we needed.

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