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Old 11-25-2011, 04:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Battery?

I know I can improve my travel fuel economy if I start engine off coasting - and turning off at lights and the like.

In my new car though I'm not keen on causing problems with clutch starting or running down the new battery via starting at lights.

There is just one set of lights on my usual trip to work, the total trip takes around 15 minutes - how can I be sure that the battery won't be worn down in a hurry doing that?

Then I'd have to consider engine off coasting using clutch to start - this would mean the alternator would then not be charging the battery (I'm not doing any of this yet in the new car - but thinking about it..)

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