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Old 09-12-2013, 09:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Major update!
I looked it over on the way up the hill today, and made a plan. I tested the braking and it was 6 even applications before the brakes went 'stony'.
I made a braking budget of 4. after 4, look for a good place to start it. That way I was not starting in a corner, NachtRitter
I did use DFCO for part of the trip down. I would start when the braking required it, and use some engine drag on the steeper section.
This amounted to 0.7 miles on an 11.7 mile EOC
Then a short 1 mile engine run on a smallish bump, followed by a 4.2 mile EOC run with two brake applications.
Then another 1.5 mile run.
and a 0.7 mile run.
This was on my 60 mile return trip from the mountain. I figure I coasted 17.4 miles on the way home today.

2007 Dodge Ram 3500 SRW 4x4 with 6MT
2003 TDI Beetle
2002 TDI Beetle

currently parked - 1996 Dodge 2500 Cummins Turbodiesel
Custom cab, auto, 3.55 gears
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