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Old 08-08-2012, 07:22 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by UltArc View Post
I hope I remember to test this next week! I am rather curious about this now. At first, for MY situation, I thought it almost for sure, but really breaking it down, I don't know. I normally bump start my engine, next time I won't, so it stays fair. I think in neutral there will be a lot more variables in play. In gear it is smoother, but hopefully we'll see soon.
The differences in coast lengths could be computed as engine braking losses, i suspect that coast lengths will be shortened by 30% if so then the gas will need to applied 30% sooner?? which would need to be measured and calculated.
I have my preconceptions so a test would be cool.
I think people could expect at least a 10% improvement by using neutral over Drive,
i will add i use neutral constantly in my driving.
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