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Old 02-15-2008, 02:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
Doofus McFancypants
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tosev 3 - Atlanta GA
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Red Rover - '01 Nissan Altima GXE
90 day: 30.07 mpg (US)
Thanks: 5
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Over the past week or so - i have not run into the event again.
I have successfully EOC'ed for a total of 1.5 miles to work and 1.7 from work ( so total of 3.2 miles out of 24 mile round trip.

I believe i was not keying the car into correct position - and thus the engine did not kick on.
( other wise known as User Error - or adjusting the Nut behind the wheel)

I have been doing the partial clutch engagement to start engine then clutch back in and then re-engaging the gear.

Thanks everyone for the assistance with this.. I look forward to saving even more fuel with this technique.

Steve - AKA Doofus McFancypants
"If there's a new way, I'll be the first in line - But it better work this time"

First Milestone passed - 30 MPG (city) 5/15/08
Best City Tank - 8/31/09- 34.3 MPG (EPA= 20)
Best Highway Tank - 5/20/09 - 36.5 MPG (EPA= 28)
In effort to drive less:
Miles NOT driven in 2009 = 648 (Work from home and Alt Transporatation)
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