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Old 06-15-2019, 10:53 AM   #18 (permalink)
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If 4th is just above idle and isn't helping slow you, downshift early enough so that 3rd helps you on the big downhill but not so soon as to slow down your beginning.

You're not committed to any particular gear for the whole hill.
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Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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