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Old 02-05-2016, 09:01 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ecky View Post
If you need to use brakes, you might as well coast in gear to control speed, because you can slow down while using zero fuel by coasting in gear. However, any time you can coast, but don't need to use your brakes, you're better off coasting in neutral.

For a shallow hill, I'll coast in neutral down the other side.

For approaching a redlight or a steep hill, where I'll end up significantly over the speed limit, I'll use coasting in gear and take advantage of DFCO and engine braking.

Exactly what I was asking myself, why don't use a long enough gear a use the decel fuel cut.
Ok so you are talking about some very rare (here) situations of a loooong shallow hill.
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