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Snow mode?

Postby persephone » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:11 pm

Sorry for the noob question, but I haven't got an instruction manual with my Altezza so...

What does snow mode on my automatic box do? Obviously helps out in the snow, but does it limit to certain gears, dull the throttle response, disable traction control?

Would the best approach for snow be snow mode AND limiting the box to just one or two gears? Or does snow mode take of all that?

Balmy weather at the end of October's probably a bit of an odd time to be thinking about snow, but we had a fair bit last year and it would be nice to use the snow mode if it'd help!

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Re: Snow mode?

Postby Altezzahead » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:30 pm

Snow mode button is handy for driving in heavy traffic (burn less fuel) and car crawls away at slow pace. I also used on the ice last year when it was really dodgy , it just makes the accelerator less lively.

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Re: Snow mode?

Postby poTTa » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:55 pm

it saves fuel???...

I thought it would burn more..... :?
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Re: Snow mode?

Postby tomo » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:29 pm

I found it doesnt do a huge amount on my manual car, had to turn snow mode and trc off when i got stuck in the snow, just kept cutting the car out.
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Re: Snow mode?

Postby Altezzahead » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:06 pm

poTTa wrote:it saves fuel???...

I thought it would burn more..... :?


from what ive been told before it lets less fuel into the throttle body .

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Re: Snow mode?

Postby Damok » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:19 pm

I found it saves me fuel when doing town runs :wink:
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Re: Snow mode?

Postby jayo » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:54 pm

does it genuinely save fuel :?: :?:

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Re: Snow mode?

Postby persephone » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:56 pm

Altezzahead wrote:Snow mode button is handy for driving in heavy traffic (burn less fuel) and car crawls away at slow pace. I also used on the ice last year when it was really dodgy , it just makes the accelerator less lively.


Cool, thanks for the info. If it helps with the fuel as well it might be perfect for the crawl to and from work even if it isn't snowing.

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Re: Snow mode?

Postby poTTa » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:53 pm

Well where i am it snowed probably 78.5 millions years ago... :lol:

I dont understand how it would save fuel though... :?
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Re: Snow mode?

Postby wullie_trd » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:02 pm

tomo wrote:I found it doesnt do a huge amount on my manual car, had to turn snow mode and trc off when i got stuck in the snow, just kept cutting the car out.



YEP! I had the same problem ........ turn it all off to get moving then put it back on when i got going! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Snow mode?

Postby Soiled » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:56 pm

It dulls the throttle response, so the throttle body opens less, means less air gets in, less air in the engine means the ECU will put less fuel in, meaning fuel saving.

But the same thing can be achieved by not having a heavy right foot, as that is all it is effectively doing.

So if you put your foot down more to compensate for the power loss (you could be doing this without realising.) you wont experience any fuel savings, if you use the same amount of pedal as you would normally you will.


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