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Old 10-05-2010, 02:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by endurance View Post
My question is just how much should I tempt fate with this gravity drop.
Does it maintain speed when you keep it in gear ?
Then that'd be an option.

Another option is to coast down, then shove it in top gear and bump-start it when speed builds up, slow down using engine braking, then start coasting again.
Probably won't work using an automatic transmission - but I just saw you have a manual transmission.

Before you go coasting without the engine running, check out how much longer the brakes will work !

Even in low-speed stop-and-go traffic on a slight downhill, my car ran out of braking power after only 2 stops, and the brake pedal is very hard without power assist - so engine off coasting is out of the question for me.
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