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Old 11-11-2013, 09:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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The ScanGauge/Ultragauge don't log data (that you can output).

Originally Posted by ssnsvibe09 View Post
I have MT, and I recently discovered that my vehicle has DFCO, so I have to discover techniques in which I can make it work for me beyond the simple neutral coasting.
DFCO can be helpful when you need to slow down faster (or maintain speed on a descent) than can be done coasting in neutral. But neutral coasting as a general habit is far more effective.

I take it you don't kill the engine while moving (EOC - engine off coasting). That would be the most effective of the 3, but obviously riskier.

Re: roof racks...

From what I understand it will cost 150 dollars to do that which is approximately 3 tanks of fuel.
No DIY solution available?

I live in Bridgewater (only 10 minutes from Lunenburg) and travel to Halifax daily one of the hilliest single lane highways left in the province
I know the highway. I generally took the scenic (Lighthouse) route for a good chunk of my occasional drives to Halifax. But I wasn't commuting.
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