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    Does the traction control really work?

    same as above really as its cold icey and wet being a vauxhall they tend to spin the light flash's bt does it reali work just fort ill ask cheers

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    It'll cut in until it finds some grip, so it the roads are icy/slippy and there is not grip ,then it just gets confused

    Best bet in this weather is to turn it off and drive carefully.

    Also depend on what TC you have - either 1 way or 2 way intervention

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    it sure does on mine,,, but dont expect it to do much on ice,, it just cut's the power so your wheel's gain grip again ,,,
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    how do u know if u got the one or two way intervention

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    Depends on the age/ model of your car
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    v reg 2000 1.8 sport 3 dr

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    Well I believe the 2 way TC that FFoeg is on about will be including ESP that was introduced around 2002
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    Close Andy

    1 way just applies the brakes to restore grip - like on the old Mk3 Gsi's etc.

    2 way dumps the throttle and applies the brakes, and is much safer than 1 way under most circumstances - That's fitted to all mk4's with TC & Z series engines.

    IIRC if you've got a cable throttle X series engine it's gonna have 1 way as I can't see how it's gonna gain control over the throttle


    ESP is just a yaw control and works under different circumstances to TC


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg View Post
    Close Andy

    1 way just applies the brakes to restore grip - like on the old Mk3 Gsi's etc.
    The old MK3 GSi's just had a second butterfly on the throttle body that closed when traction was lost. F**kin dangerous too as you had no power at all
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