Opinion on Momentary Control Loss

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Opinion on Momentary Control Loss

Post by KevinInSuffolkUK » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:17 pm

Dashcam footage :- https://youtu.be/A_UNsArI3f0

This happened to me yesterday morning.

Normally my XE handles very well in the wet but the back end slid abruptly when exiting a roundabout - so much so that it triggered an event on my dashcam (the beep). You can see from the car and van in front that I wasn't travelling at an unusual speed.

Do you think I was unlucky and took a line over something slippy or should I be concerned?
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Re: Opinion on Momentary Control Loss

Post by Wastegate84 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:24 pm

Too much throttle on a wet road... Nothing wrong with the car, you've got to respect the conditions. How much tread depth have you got on the rears?


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Re: Opinion on Momentary Control Loss

Post by KevinInSuffolkUK » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:30 pm

Wastegate84 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Too much throttle on a wet road... Nothing wrong with the car, you've got to respect the conditions. How much tread depth have you got on the rears?
5mm - measured 2 weeks ago during first annual service.
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Re: Opinion on Momentary Control Loss

Post by Mike Rometer » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:31 pm

Could also be a small deisel spillage on the road. Lethal to motorcyclists! One of the reasons I gave up. Far more common than years ago.
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Re: Opinion on Momentary Control Loss

Post by Johnc » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:35 pm

I’m guessing original tyres that came with the car?
The Jaguar fitted Dunlop’s and Pirelli’s are not good in the wet. It’s good fun though :D
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Re: Opinion on Momentary Control Loss

Post by KevinInSuffolkUK » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:37 pm

Mike Rometer wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Could also be a small deisel spillage on the road. Lethal to motorcyclists! One of the reasons I gave up. Far more common than years ago.
There is a shiny line diagonal across the road just before the slide but it looks like a tarmac seam to me. I suppose it might be associated with that as my line is not quite the same as the Audi in front.
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Re: Opinion on Momentary Control Loss

Post by KevinInSuffolkUK » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:39 pm

Johnc wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:35 pm
I’m guessing original tyres that came with the car?
The Jaguar fitted Dunlop’s and Pirelli’s are not good in the wet. It’s good fun though :D
Yes - they're the original Dunlop Sportmaxx.
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Re: Opinion on Momentary Control Loss

Post by alanplum241276 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:51 pm

I replaced my Dunlop’s for the very reason shown in your video. Often on roundabouts she’d slip out and scare the bejeesus out of me.

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Re: Opinion on Momentary Control Loss

Post by PhilB » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:35 am

First of all don't worry.
It was a momentary loss which was probably down to diesel or contaminant as has been said.
There's nothing wrong with the Dunlops in my experience.
I've had them on both my V6's and they are perfectly fine in the wet.
If you were consistently having this issue then it might be worth a further investigation.
Having looked at your vid a few times and suffered the wailing of Pete Burns there does seem to be something on the road about the time you go back on the gas.

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Re: Opinion on Momentary Control Loss

Post by KevinInSuffolkUK » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:53 am

PhilB wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:35 am
First of all don't worry.
It was a momentary loss which was probably down to diesel or contaminant as has been said.
There's nothing wrong with the Dunlops.
I've had them on both my V6's and they are perfectly fine in the wet.
If you were consistently having this issue then it might be worth a further investigation.
Having looked at your vid a few times and suffered the wailing of Pete Burns there does seem to be something on the road about the time you go back on the gas.

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Yeah - sorry about the Pete Burns - in my defence, it was the radio - not something I'd choose.

Appreciate your thoughts, and others on here. On the way back yesterday in driving rain I did deliberately put my foot down coming out of a couple of roundabouts when there was nothing around me; I didn't have any similar issues. This one was so unusual, I was concerned that perhaps there was a problem with the torque vectoring.

I also could accept that it was me - the XE is my first RWD in a long time.
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