Completely disabling regen (temporarily!)

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daern
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Post by daern » Mon Jan 09, 2023 2:41 pm

Is there any way to (temporarily) disable regen on the Born?

Reason: I've noticed through this winter that the brakes are getting quite noisy due to corrosion build-up and lack of use. Normally, I'd just go out and "drive it like I stole it", but the regen is so effective that it's surprisingly hard to actually get the mechanical brakes properly exercised on the public road, without driving like an idiot. I've seen a couple of reports from ID3 users about early-life brake replacements due to corrosion, which I'm sure could be avoided by periodic scrubbing. I'd obviously like to avoid this.

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Post by Daveion » Mon Jan 09, 2023 7:10 pm

daern wrote:
Mon Jan 09, 2023 2:41 pm
Is there any way to (temporarily) disable regen on the Born?

Reason: I've noticed through this winter that the brakes are getting quite noisy due to corrosion build-up and lack of use. Normally, I'd just go out and "drive it like I stole it", but the regen is so effective that it's surprisingly hard to actually get the mechanical brakes properly exercised on the public road, without driving like an idiot. I've seen a couple of reports from ID3 users about early-life brake replacements due to corrosion, which I'm sure could be avoided by periodic scrubbing. I'd obviously like to avoid this.
Drive in D Comfort mode?
Am I missing something?
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Post by Born_in_MCR » Mon Jan 09, 2023 7:38 pm

Info from Manual:
The vehicle recuperates energy differently depending on the selected gear position and the
infotainment system settings:
• Position D selected and the eco-efficient
driving assistant deactivated: no recuperation
takes place.

• Position D selected and the eco-efficient
driving assistant activated: automatic recuperation. The recuperation level is automatically
selected based on navigation data and the
traffic situation.
• Position B selected: intense recuperation.
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Post by monkeyhanger » Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:27 pm

I wish you could stop the Pseudo B drive mode when you are in Cupra mode with D drive mode selected! 😫
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Post by Daveion » Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:52 pm

monkeyhanger wrote:
Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:27 pm
I wish you could stop the Pseudo B drive mode when you are in Cupra mode with D drive mode selected! 😫
Agreed 👍
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Post by BornAgain » Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:57 pm

I guess you want to use friction brakes and you dont want to press the pedal so hard that it uses friction brakes on top of regen.
In that case try popping it into N(eutral) then apply the brakes. You should see no regen appearing, therefore friction brakes are being used. Obviously do this on a quiet road.
I dont see why one needs to do this manual friction cleaning, I drive with creep mode on and it uses friction brakes at low speeds, e.g parking and manoeuvring . My disks are still shiny, but I do get that grating noise at the very end just before it stops.
Even those that drive with Auto Hold, they should get some friction brakes use just before it comes to a dead stop.

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Post by daern » Tue Jan 10, 2023 8:03 am

Born_in_MCR wrote:
Mon Jan 09, 2023 7:38 pm
• Position D selected and the eco-efficient
driving assistant deactivated: no recuperation
takes place.
Now that's a setting I've not yet found! I'll have a dig through tonight to try to find it. Thanks.

For those asking why, this was the thread that my memory reminded me of: https://www.id3forums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1941 - there's photos of the corroded disks further down the page. The stuff about "warping" is obviously nonsense, but there's no question that corrosion could be an issue given that the mechanical brakes clearly get a lot less use than they would if it were a Golf.

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