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Old 05-14-2009, 09:57 AM   #13 (permalink)
NeilBlanchard
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by DIMS View Post
The scan gauge gooes off the chart with the car in gear and pedal off the gas, but in neutral it is similar to idle. It appears that I have a fuel cut off in gear but not in neutral.
There are (at least) two types of coasting:

1) In neutral (or EOC) you go a long distance and try to carry your speed as far as possible. This yields very high mileage (up to 380mpg in my car).

2) And the type you are talking about is when you want to slow down, and use the engine to slow down instead of (or in addition to) the brakes. This uses the fuel cutoff and you get "infinite" mileage, but only for the short(er) distances.
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