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Old 02-01-2022, 01:17 PM   #81 (permalink)
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AKA, double clutching.
Yes, that's it. "When I were a lad" it was quite common as lots of cars had poor or no synchro, but it is not so common now. We always called it double de-clutching for some reason - maybe fashion or maybe just a British English v American English difference.

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Old 02-01-2022, 01:47 PM   #82 (permalink)
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When I was a mere sprout, I rode with a truck driver that could shift up and down through the gears without using the clutch at all. Not all the time, just to show off.
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The results are in for engine off coasting. I filled up on my way home today and ended up with 48 MPG over 240 miles, which is pretty much in line with what the Scangauge says and what I predicted- not much benefit to killing the engine while coasting and certainly not enough of a gain to offset the additional wear, potential dangers, or inconvenience over the long run.

I averaged 47 MPG (1 MPG less) over my previous tank driving the same route the same way except leaving the engine running at all times, but the weather was quite a bit colder last week so I can't even definitively say that the 1 MPG gain was from engine off coasting.

I wonder if only engine off coasting once the engine is fully warmed up may produce better results? The engine takes several more miles to fully warm up when it's shut off while coasting compared to when it's left idling, so that probably negates some of the gains.
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Good question.

There is also the question of whether the transmission oil has warmed up and thinned out enough.
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I think I figured out why 5th gear was sometimes acting up. The aftermarket passengers side CV axle popped out and dumped the oil out of the trans, so it was running low on oil for who knows how long. I popped it back in and the same thing happened again 3 days later. Bit the bullet and bought a new OEM Honda axle, which was about 1/8 of an inch longer than the aftermarket axle. I guess that's why it was popping out because it was too short. Anyways, a month later the trans is still full of oil and I haven't felt anything weird with any of the forward gears since so I guess it survived.

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