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Old 08-18-2008, 09:11 PM   #31 (permalink)
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A engine-braking situation normally shuts off the injectors on its own, "Deceleration Fuel Cutoff" leaving key on and coasting down that hill in 5th or 4th would kill injectors. I could be wrong but I know most fuel injected cars do this. Mine does and it is a 91 Metro I am sure a Honda would be the same a little more advanced than my car is.
My 1999 Honda CRV coasts right into 'Fuel Cutoff' when I take my foot off the gas on a good hill (while in 4th or 5th gear).
The Scangauge2 starts displaying 9999.9 MPG.

If I'm coasting down a smaller hill and engine braking is just too much,
Or, I feel the need for speed!! Just shifting into neutral and
letting the engine idle nets me around 50 to 70 MPG while coasting at 30-40 MPH..

Coasting while in Fuel-cutoff is super simple and can be done without doing any wiring..


That SC2 is a great little device for showing how much gas you are wasting going up hills too fast.
I've been using it with the Cruise Control for highway driving.
When I see the display dropping down around 20 MPG going up a hill,
I back off with the CC down button. On the down hill part, I use the
CC up button to apply more speed until I see the MPG hit a peak,
or until I hit the safe speed limit.

I love good long hills where I can hit 65 MPH while getting 40 to 70 MPG..

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Old 08-22-2008, 10:43 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info, bbjsw10, I'm following the thread closely. Impulse, as an installer, have you run across the sockets for those Bosch style relays? I have used those to make some of my installations a little cleaner.
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Thanks for the info, bbjsw10, I'm following the thread closely.
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Ultimate KILL-SWITCH SHIFTER!

I was lucky enough to find a very slick control knob at the junk-yard today.

It is a joystick from a forklift - cast aluminum with TWO momentary one switches built it.

Perfect for both a kill switch AND a push-button start. Plus, it gives the feel of a jet-fighter!

Sorry no photo. My camera batteries like to die at exactly the wrong time.
Will post one later.


Edit: Hey, just remembered I have a web cam!




Cheaper than THIS and at a much better price.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:23 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I was lucky enough to find a very slick control knob at the junk-yard today.

It is a joystick from a forklift - cast aluminum with TWO momentary one switches built it.

Perfect for both a kill switch AND a push-button start. Plus, it gives the feel of a jet-fighter!

Sorry no photo. My camera batteries like to die at exactly the wrong time.
Will post one later.
I gotta see this, sounds pretty bad-a$$. What ride you putting it in?
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Planning on using this stick for a kill-switch setup in my 4-banger Chevy S10 pickup truck.
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Just saw the picture, I WANT ONE TOO!!! My car is starting to look like a shuttle might as well have a flight stick..
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I should do a writeup of my ignition coil kill switch method. It would be interesting to compare the two methods to see if there's any difference in the way the car stops/restarts.
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I have GOT to get me one of those!!!!!!!!!
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I should do a writeup of my ignition coil kill switch method. It would be interesting to compare the two methods to see if there's any difference in the way the car stops/restarts.
Would the fuel system keep pumping in fuel if the car is moving in gear with the ignition killed?

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