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Old 03-27-2014, 12:49 PM   #24 (permalink)
j12piprius
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Originally Posted by jedi_sol View Post
I discovered that in my car, I can greatly improve the efficiency of the traditional pulse and glide engine on neutral coast by blipping the throttle during the glide portion. The fuel injectors appear to shut off for a split second every time I step off the throttle, therefore, by continuously blipping the throttle, I can keep the injectors off for a major portion of the glide, thus simulating engine off coasting, while keeping the car on.
That's an interesting idea. However, my car uses .14 gallons an hour while coasting in neutral. Wouldn't constant blipping of the throttle use more than that?
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