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Old 06-12-2008, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello...and a question!

Hello! Like many, I have become interested in hypermiling over the last few weeks, and have been practicing some of the basics. My results so far have been small, but noticeable.

I already have a question, though! (Actually, a two-parter.)

1) The "105 tips" mentions backing into a parking space. However, I have been "auto stopping" into my parking space at home. I would imagine that this is more of a savings than the backing in trick. True? It's a fairly long coast in from the main road.

2) My car has an auto transmission (PT Cruiser). Can I damage the transmission with the auto-stop maneuver? My common sense tells me no, but I thought I read somewhere that auto transmissions could be damaged by "operating" the vehicle with the engine off.


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