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Old 06-30-2020, 11:16 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by COcyclist View Post

We have discussed DFCO and engine braking in previous posts and I was doing a lot of that. I also was trying to conserve momentum through the corners so I would have less acceleration losses coming out of the corners. Carry momentum as much as you can do safely.
I always apply those techniques. On the BC I can clearly see when fuel is being injected again, and that's around 900 rpm. A modern TDI has very little braking power, even at high rpm's, so the car can coast in gear for a very long time. In my case it will maintain speed on light descents and even accelerate at a percentage of 5%. When engine braking is really required, the air conditioning does the job.

Skoda Fabia Estate R3 1.2 CRTDI
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