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Hi Guys,

Just wondering if this is normal for the diesel engine, was on level ground and in second gear, no gas, but car was traveling along at 11 mph quite happily. should it do this, don't remember my last diesel doing it.
Any info welcome before it goes into garage on Monday.

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Hi Guys,

Just wondering if this is normal for the diesel engine, was on level ground and in second gear, no gas, but car was traveling along at 11 mph quite happily. should it do this, don't remember my last diesel doing it.
Any info welcome before it goes into garage on Monday.

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yes this is normal. its the torque on the engine. i travel in 6th gear no gas at 30mph on a level road. its great in built up area's or when the police are following cant get done for speeding then


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I noticed this for the 1st time yesterday, I though it was pretty cool. I drove for a mile through the snow without putting my foot on the pedal.

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Pretty much anycar will do this, petrol or diesel. Diesel will do it better as they're more torquey and harder to stall
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Cheers guys, will try the 6th gear at 30 mph sounds good.
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I've noticed this too, and it seems to be a normal feature (i.e. "it's a feature, not a bug" ). Seems that most modern diesel cars do this nowadays, but I never noticed that with my Golf V. Must be 'cause the MINI's lighter

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hi

this sounds pretty cool, but would this have any negative consequences on the engine?

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this sounds pretty cool, but would this have any negative consequences on the engine?

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none at all.

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