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Old 09-05-2012, 03:28 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by kam327 View Post
Gotcha. I think what gets lost there though is you have to continue at cruising speed further before coasting in gear in order to reach a stop at the same speed as if you had started coasting in nuetral earlier. So you may burn 1 gal/hr for 20 seconds and then burn no fuel for 40 seconds. As opposed to burning 0.25 gal/hr for 60 seconds while coasting in nuetral. You can see in that very simple, generalized scenario coasting in neutral has a clear advantage - about half the fuel burn of coasting in gear. That's what my own simple test reinforced.
Great. I am not a "hypermiler" and I don't coast in neutral with my DCT, but it is a good finding
I did coast in N from time to time when I was driving MT, but never with an AT. I always thought that the AT are not made for D to N and N to D switch endlesly.
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