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Old 11-06-2014, 05:10 PM   #203 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Yup, that's a big drawback of the Honda approach. If I was decelerating from higher speeds, or going down a hill, sometimes I would restart the engine and put it in gear to get regen. You end up in fuel cut mode, so you're still not using fuel, but only for as long as the RPM is in the right range, and regen is proportional to RPM. (So, sometimes I would downshift another gear to go raise RPM and get more regen and extend the fuel cut window.)
Do you know what the minimum RPM is for DFCO? A Google didn't show any definitive information.

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