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    What speed do you take corners? Why does my rpm needle dip for no reason?

    Coming off a roundabout in Pudsey near wicks (if you know of it) i was going between 30 and 35 but when it came to turn off it was like i was on ice i just slid and hit the kerb i do stay in lanes and dont go nuts but is thta right for a standard 1.6 SXI?

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&so...13518&t=h&z=16

    Coming from top left heading towards Hare Farm Close just so you get an idea of the angle.

    Also at idle my needle drops sometimes for no reason once every 10-30 seconds any idea's? or is it normal?

    Thanks too btw

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    Oh yeah, Maybe its not me since i saw a car hit it on my way back home the other day that was a write off

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    Maybe just take corners slower? lol

    Check tyres, if cheap ones you will loose grip....

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    Bare in mind its a 1.6 astra and drive it within your abilities and the limitations of the car. It's not a sports car so wont handle and perform as such.

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    could have had oil on the roundabout mate! that or you cant drive lol jokes!! probs oil, poor grip etc!


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    There are many factors that come into play when cornering in general; such as your abilities, the cars capabilities, the road camber, weather and surface conditions, speed limit, gear selection, position on road and ability to drive within these limits. It is more than possible to take a corner at high speed safely if you have had training in techniques such as "limit point" and also take into consideration the above factors.

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    Good chance there might have been grease/oil/fuel on the road, last few nights my Ice icon has appeared on my MDF

    There is roundabout in Diss, Norfolk that is awful design, everything slopes inwards, and you try turning at wrong place thats it your sliding, but soon stop. Lorries/cars always stopping on that roundabout there for all drains down towards inside roundabout.

    Tyre tread, road surface/condition and how hard steering can make difference

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    Had another look it seems to be a black spot another car overturned there with petrol leaking out so chances are it was fuel, Thanks guys

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    There is a couple of roundabouts I have to go around on a regular basis, both of them are near petrol stations and in the wet they can be a nightmare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckle View Post
    There is a couple of roundabouts I have to go around on a regular basis, both of them are near petrol stations and in the wet they can be a nightmare.
    same thing on a roundabout near me. It seems freshly unloaded tankers have a tendancy to piss fuel left in the pipes all over the road when they drive off, and diesel is lethal
    It would definitely go better with an engine in it

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