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Old 01-24-2008, 07:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've experienced similar to what you describe. 2 applications in my car feel fully assisted with the engine off.

Another technique some people use if they just need a little braking while coasting but want to preserve vacuum is judicious use of the hand brake (holding the button in, obviously).

One potential hazard there to be aware of is you don't show brake lights to following cars using the hand brake.
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