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Old 07-27-2010, 12:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Daox View Post
There shouldn't be any problems doing this Neil. Be aware its not really ideal to pulse with an auto transmission just because an ideal pulse is high engine load and low rpms. An auto trans doesn't allow both of these conditions, so you'll have to balance them. Also, when shifting back into drive, it will probably be necessary to try and rev match the engine so you don't get a jerk when the transmission engages.
thanks very much for the info

I see what you mean about the engine load vs revs.

Would i be better to concentrate on coasting in neutral with the lump at idle? I have several points on the commute that could allow me to coast for 2-4 tenths of a mile at idle in neutral.

Is that more efficient than coasting down with the car in gear?

Cheers
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