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Old 11-06-2014, 04:43 PM   #21 (permalink)
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P+g is tricky for me with the slush box. I usually do a steady throttle input up and down the hill unless I have an unusually steep grade.

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Old 11-06-2014, 04:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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What if you have much higher RPM's? 2800 at 60MPH?
That's where I'm at. 2850 to be precise.

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P&G should help even more, the worse the gearing. In my Del Sol, in places where I could cruise at ~30mpg steady state, I could get 50+mpg with aggressive P&G because of the huge losses from screaming down the highway at 4000+rpm with low load.
Yep. P&G helps even more the worse your gearing is, and the more overpowered your engine is. Compared to the Metro, I have both - poor gearing and a big engine.
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Old 11-07-2014, 05:02 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I never glide up a hill unless it's a hill I can't really tell is a hill, because my engine gets about 50%-60% load in 5th when I can tell there's an incline and that's good enough for me.
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Upshift!

lol, into Reverse? :P That's the gear under 5th for me, which makes the engine spin at 3250rpm for 60mph.
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lol, into Reverse? :P That's the gear under 5th for me, which makes the engine spin at 3250rpm for 60mph.
Just hit the handbrake first
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That's exactly what I do, except dfco uphills because there's not enough time to keep shifting, and steep downhills, and eonc on the flat and moderate downhills. I'm planning to use a kill switch and eofc my next trip and see what happens. I still compare dwl up hills sometimes and feel that p&dfco gives me better results, keeping in mind my civic has a relatively high rpm.
I have a feeling this is wrong. The reason P&G works is it maintains momentum, whereas DFCO doesn't. Keep in mind that OBD instrumentation is woefully inaccurate most of the time. When I first got my TDI which has virtually no engine braking (you can barely tell if it's in gear or neutral - simular effect to turning on the A/C while DFOC'ing a normal car), I tried P&G in DFCO for the first tanks, but P&G in neutral (EOnC) netted clearly better tank to tank results, even though SGII showed the opposite effect.

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