SUV turbo diesels seem to have far better engine braking than street racer diesels
We've all been taught that we need to come down a gradient using the same gear we'd used going up.
I'm not sure that works very well for a Turbo Diesel.
I've found that you need to go a gear lower than you used going up. Anyone else feel the same?
I keep tapping the brakes to keep the engine from over revving.
Sometimes even that doesnt work on the inclines we get in the ghats near here. then its hard on the brakes to bring the revs down further and downshift another gear
If you are having to get hard on the brakes while descending in gear, you are in too high a gear to be safe and in control.