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Old 08-12-2013, 09:44 AM   #21 (permalink)
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One dark rainy morning I attempted to turn on a windshield wiper in an Army 5 ton truck. Blindly grabbing things on the dash of a military vehicle can turn out badly, and one of the things on that dash was a fuel cutoff. I coasted, but not all that far.

In the dark, in the field, nobody notices when the truck behind them isn't behind them any more- until they get where they're going and say "didn't we have a 5 ton when we left?"

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Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
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The only way you might cause damage is by turning the engine off while coasting in neutral.
I have EOC my suburban for nearly 20 miles before and have done many 5 to 10 mile EOC runs.
I have a mechanical transmission temperature gauge and do not see any temperature increase or spikes when I restart.
But I know not every automatic transmission is a robust as the old THM700R4, which in its day was not known for being a tough transmission.

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