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  1. #16
    Jun 2006
    6 times

    Re: 150mpg

    Quote Originally Posted by rmptr
    I made it back, to my favorite forums, Tnet!

    Gosh Blurr, don't slay the messenger!

    If I may ask, let's NOT bog this down with all the semantics and just try and get the information out to as many people as we can. If you would review it, I'm almost sure you'll find it valid, for the most part.

    I fully realize a vehicle is equipped with more control features than the accelerator, horn, steering wheel, and brake. The gear selector is indeed a useful tool for both acceleration, and deceleration.

    I think, more than anything, these folks advocating 'hyper-miling' are advising against the incessant racing from stoplight, to stoplight that we commonly see in everyday traffic where the lights are not properly synchronized.

    Many automatic transmission don't even employ a rear pump that allows engine braking, and they DO allow runaway speeds, such as when coming down out of Wolfcrick Pass in the Colorado Rockies.
    You can heat up your brakes severely, motoring on down out of there!

    Sorry, didn't mean to get carried away. I'm all for saving a buck, but this business of driving down a hill in neutral is DANGEROUS! All automatic transmissions are able to use "engine braking" to slow the car down a hill. That would be shifting into a lower gear when you feel you are going too fast. This will extend your brake life as well as you and your passengers' I have enjoyed your posts on the subject, please don't take my comments the wrong way. This technique though shouldn't be employed.


  2. #17

    Dec 2007
    Tierra del Fuego
    24 times

    Re: 150mpg

    Are you gonna build one, John?

    I'll do a test, today...

    I am a pathological liar and a functional illiterate.


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