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Old 03-30-2011, 01:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New Guy; Basic Questions (of course).

Hey. Have a new car with an eco-minder gauge, and readouts. I haven't taken my eyes off them for 14 months, so thought I better join the club.

2010 subaru outback 2.5 cvt
Live in the Coast Mountains of BC halfway between Vancouver and Whistler. My commute is 104km (round trip) all mountain highway. To work is uphill, and downhill coming home. Do as much coasting as possible on the way home. I know the road very well.

Question. How do you know where the acceleration sweet spot is to climb a hill most efficiently?
On approach I carry as much speed as I can. Uphill I will allow speed to drop somewhat, but wonder if comfortably charging up hill is more efficient?

Question. Is maintaining one speed a good BASIC rule (new guy here so please keep responses BASIC).

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Old 03-30-2011, 01:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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maintain throttle position on the way up the hill. if you have a scangauge or an ultragauge you can try out different methods to figure out what works best with your car.

EDIT: just reread the post and noticed it's a CVT, hopefully someone else can chime in with recommendations
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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seems like a popular question. I'm happy to report that my instincts seem to be mentioned in many other threads on the topic. Maybe now I can rest and watch the road instead of the gauges/ readouts.

Boy the search function on this site could have you entertained for days.

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Old 03-30-2011, 03:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Boy the search function on this site could have you entertained for days.
you have no idea, though you probably will within a week.
chances are, if you can think of a question, it's been answered somewhere on this site.

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