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Old 07-17-2008, 01:32 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Location: Glassboro, NJ
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Kawi - '04 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic
90 day: 56.48 mpg (US)

The Monte - '99 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34
90 day: 26.52 mpg (US)

Mazda - '10 Mazda 3i
90 day: 35.15 mpg (US)
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This is all very foreign to me. I have a motorcycle with a carb on it. So I'm not understanding how engine braking can give you better fe than coasting in neutral. Maybe it's just me, but I've coasted a lot using engine braking (before I knew what ecodriving was) and a lot just in neutral, and just by listening to the sound of the engine you can notice a huge difference in RPMs when engine braking. Is this something on newer cars? I had a '07 Dodge Caliber and it seemed about the same results. If fuel is usually cut off from the engine during engine braking, how does it continue to run?
Goal one= 30mpg on The Monte by changing the nut that connects the steering wheel to the seat.

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