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Old 11-07-2008, 08:31 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by modmonster View Post
i think pulse and glide is only benificial for big muscle cars and trucks. i tried it in my 1L econobox and it actually lowered the mpg. probably this is because my 1L engine is already well sized for highway driving. the engine needs to be on full load just to reach motorway speeds.
Sadly, it's pretty dangerous to do this in most of those bigger cars - no power steering and brakes are fine on a small car, but on a big car... it can be a beast. Most of the people who freak out about EOC have experienced trying to steer a heavy car with no power steering - you can't swerve quickly if needed in them.
I actually tore up the steering shaft joint (rag joint) in my mustang from turning the wheel too much while the car was off.
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