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Join Date: Dec 2007
From the 156 handbook
ASR FUNCTION (ANTISLIP REGULATION): GENERAL
The ASR system integrates the VDC system controlling the vehicle drive and coming into operation automatically each time one or both driving wheels skid.
Two different control systems are activated,depending on the skidding conditions:– If skidding concerns both driving wheels, because it is caused by the excessive power transmitted, the ASR system cuts in reducing the power transmitted by the engine.
If skidding concerns only one driving wheel, the ASR system cuts in automatically braking the skidding wheel, with an effect similar to that of a self-locking differential. The action of the ASR system is particularly helpful under the following conditions: – Skidding of the inner wheel on a bend, due to the effect of the dynamic changes of the load or over accelerating. – Excessive power transmitted to the wheels, also in relation to the conditions of the road surface.
Acceleration on slippery, snowy or icy surfaces. In the case of loss of grip on a wet surface(aquaplaning).
TURNING ON THE ASR FUNCTION
The ASR function turns on automatically each time the engine is started. When travelling it is possible to switch the system off and on again pressing the switch
Function disconnection is shown by the led on the ASR button being turned on. If the function is turned off while travelling, it will turn on again automatically the next time the engine is started.
WARNING When driving on snow, with snow chains fitted, if may be helpful to switch off the ASR function: in these conditions in fact, skidding of the driving wheels when moving off helps to obtain better traction.
In snow I turn mine off even without chains.