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Old 02-03-2010, 10:43 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Piwoslaw View Post
This may have been already discussed, but there is a thread on ecodriving at my local Peugeot forum, and someone wrote that accelerating with 80% throttle is efficient on gassers, but not diesels. Diesels should accelerate very slowly for fuel economy.
Is this true? I'm using the 80% rule on my turbodiesel and seem to be getting good FE, but maybe it could be better?
Nonsense, it doesn't have anything to do with the engine being a diesel. As for a gasser it depends if the trans is auto or manual. For a manual trans, around 90-95% load is best.

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