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Old 06-16-2012, 01:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Well stated euromodder.

I never use engine off in my diesel Beetle with an automatic transmission because the power steering effort is ridiculous without engine rotation. Even still it's always a balance of maintaining speed and coasting. I hate having to use the brakes, so I don't get out of gear unless I judge my momentum can carry me to the stop with little speed left over. Often I will coast if I can judge the traffic will start moving again before I get there, then I can stab it back in and keep going. If not, I used too much fuel, but DFCO will at least minimize fuel use while decelerating, as it's almost zero compared to idling.

It's a good challenge; I drive a lot, and this keeps me attentive.
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