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Old 07-05-2012, 12:52 PM   #422 (permalink)
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Hi Deb,

With a manual shift transmission, that's how I do engine off coasting. So, I turn off the engine, wait a second or so, and then turn on the car *without* restarting so I just bump-start it when I need to. With an automatic, it would be different: put the car into neutral, shut it off, and then coast, then use the key to restart then engine.

Be aware that you will lose the power steering somewhat, and the power brakes only work for one application during the coast, unless you restart the engine.

In general, with an automatic I would just coast in neutral, and only shut off the car at long stoplights.
Sincerely, Neil
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