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Old 10-25-2008, 04:23 PM   #16
curiousfish
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Queens, NYC
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2008 WRX Premium
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the hill assist works by applying the brakes when the car is on a hill (incline or decline). It comes on once the brake pedal is depressed and a gear is selected. It does not work if the brake pedal is released prior to selecting a gear.
Here is the annoying part. It's on a timer, not by sensing clutch engagement. I'm experienced enough to begin engaging the clutch even before the system releases the brakes. Therefore, I will be just sitting there w/ my clutch engaging and car not moving. This kind of wears out the clutch even if it's only a little bit.
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