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Old 02-24-2013, 05:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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G-fumes can you expand? You pulsed up to 45 then glided down to what speed roughly?
Maybe 30-35 MPH. Whatever is the slowest speed I can go in top gear.

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Old 02-25-2013, 03:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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FWIW, I'm not talking about big rigs here.

P&G is one place where manuals really outshine autos, and it carries over to towing. Unless the trailer is completely disgusting aero-wise, the added mass carries a lot of weight in the glides. I do a lot less P&G while towing because it's slower on the pulses, but I still do it. And my car hit 200k last week, still on the original clutch.

If 40 mph steady is a realistic choice, then pulses up to 70 on the same road probably aren't- no matter what you're carrying.

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