Brake drying - can you feel it?

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Brake drying - can you feel it?

Post by hmallett » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:30 pm

On a couple of occasions, when I've been driving in moderate to heavy rain, with the wipers on, I've felt a slight retardation for a second or two, as if the brakes have been very lightly applied. I wonder if this is the active brake drying function of DSC+ being a touch too heavy on the brakes. Have you felt anything similar?
Also, no, it wasn't a puddle!

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Re: Brake drying - can you feel it?

Post by bryntech » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:49 pm

I don't think the F20/1's have this function - yet.
I certainly haven't felt it on my M135i and the brakes can be a bit wooden when raining on the motorway!! I've looked through various documentation too and can't find a mention of it anywhere, I believe on the E90's etc.. another feature was a smooth stop function, where you kept steady pressure on the brake pedal when coming to a stop and the DSC/ABS unit would 'ease off' the brakes as the car came to a halt, thus improving the passenger comfort, my car hasn't got this either (not that I need it!!)
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Re: Brake drying - can you feel it?

Post by hmallett » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:26 pm

Page 38 of the brochure here - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/88435581/F20_01_2012.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - says it does have it.
I thought it had the smooth stop thing too, but it's not mentioned in that brochure.
Have to admit that the DSC impressed me in the snow, when I could feel it tweaking the brakes to minimise yaw.

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Re: Brake drying - can you feel it?

Post by bryntech » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:58 pm

Must have it then!! You definetely have sharper eyes than me, can't say I've noticed it though..
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Re: Brake drying - can you feel it?

Post by logiclee » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:04 pm

It doesn't work as well as VW's system, I certainly notice a loss in braking performance after a long wet motor spell in the f20. Never noticed this on the Passat.

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Re: Brake drying - can you feel it?

Post by M135iFUN » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:12 pm

hmallett wrote:Page 38 of the brochure here - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/88435581/F20_01_2012.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - says it does have it.
I thought it had the smooth stop thing too, but it's not mentioned in that brochure.
Have to admit that the DSC impressed me in the snow, when I could feel it tweaking the brakes to minimise yaw.
Blimey you learn something new every day. How does it work....how does it known when they are wet?
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Re: Brake drying - can you feel it?

Post by ChrisFrog » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:22 am

So how is it activated??

Rain sensor on windscreen?
Wipers on high speed?

How often are the brakes applied?

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Re: Brake drying - can you feel it?

Post by hmallett » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:52 pm

M135iFUN wrote:How does it work....how does it known when they are wet?
I'm don't know, but I'd guess that it's when the wipers are on.

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