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Old 03-23-2018, 11:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The damage may be insignificant over the short term. It's like saying shutting off after a pulse doesn't hurt the turbo because my turbo is still fine.

I'm not sure how much the savings are.
Are you somehow offended because i mentioned the thing about the turbo earlier in the thread or what?
I can assure you i didn't mean to offend anyone.

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Old 03-23-2018, 11:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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X2. With my diesel Golf I only E-On coast (which I do a lot). With the key off you lose not only oil circulation to the turbo but also airbags, ABS, power steering and eventually brake boost, and it messes up my ScanGuage. In my experience you will not hurt your transmission from coasting briefly, even at higher speeds. Towing a car could conceivably be done over great distances and time, which may eventually do damage.
Sounds like you need an injector kill switch.
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Are you somehow offended because i mentioned the thing about the turbo earlier in the thread or what?
I can assure you i didn't mean to offend anyone.
I'm not sure where you got the offended part. I'm merely pointing out the inconsistency in your logic.

Anyways, let's keep this thread on topic - VW's claim that the gearbox may see damage.
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The damage may be insignificant over the short term. It's like saying shutting off after a pulse doesn't hurt the turbo because my turbo is still fine.

I'm not sure how much the savings are.
The savings are insignificant in the face of possible damage. Engines usually idle around 0.25 gallons, roughly 1 liter, per hour. So if you spend 10 minutes coasting, the difference between on and off is 0.05 gallons or 0.1 liters.

The money difference is insignificant.
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The savings are insignificant in the face of possible damage. Engines usually idle around 0.25 gallons, roughly 1 liter, per hour. So if you spend 10 minutes coasting, the difference between on and off is 0.05 gallons or 0.1 liters.

The money difference is insignificant.
Hmm, perhaps I wasn't clear enough, but I'm curious if this does indeed harm the gearbox, and how it does so. I am interested in the mechanical ongoings. Whether one should engine off coast is a separate issue that I don't want confused with the topic. Same with whether other components in the car may be damaged, or the risks of engine off coasting, these are off topic.
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Some manual transmissions pump or circulate lube oil when driven by the engine. Some manual transmissions lube properly when driven by the road wheels. My Saturn has a F35 Getrag transmission and has no restrictions on flat tow speed or distance. Is there a distance restriction or strictly a speed restriction on your VW trans. It is a lack of lube issue.
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Some manual transmissions pump or circulate lube oil when driven by the engine. Some manual transmissions lube properly when driven by the road wheels. My Saturn has a F35 Getrag transmission and has no restrictions on flat tow speed or distance. Is there a distance restriction or strictly a speed restriction on your VW trans. It is a lack of lube issue.
That makes sense. The manual mentions a limit of both speed and distance.
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I see that you understand what VW is saying. You are fine doing what you are doing, unless you can glide 50 miles at a time. LOL
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I agree, it looks like a long-term type of issue. Short periods of EOC should be fine.

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