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Old 05-08-2014, 11:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
songman
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Civic Type R - '08 Honda Civic
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Originally Posted by Bataleon View Post
So even though no fuel is used when coasting in gear, the distance gained by coasting in neutral off sets the fuel that is burnt when idling down the hill?

Unless it's a steep downhill, there's a limit to even how far you can run with the engine drag. Get a long hill in neutral and you go forever.

Best of all is EOC, of course, allied to skillful clutch starting to save wear on the starter motor.
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