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Old 05-16-2009, 05:26 PM   #35 (permalink)
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More testing needed :)

I'm not sure how far I actually coast in 5th gear to slow down for stop signs and stop lights. I need to figure out my average distance. I also need to figure the time it takes to get close to a stop. I usually leave my car in 5th gear until I get close to a stop. Then the next step would be using neutral method. For me, I think using in gear (5th) will result in the better economy, because just prior to my destination the car goes in closed loop. Putting it in neutral raises the RPMs but using that energy in 5th gear actually propels the car. I think this is one of those cases where different situations require different driving techniques. (one size does not fit all)


In the last 3 months I have driven my bicycle more than my cars.
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