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Rahul
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:21 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hi

Does anyone know if this is true

Never coast in neutral; idling uses more fuel than running in gear on a closed throttle"

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:05 am Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome to Fasd Rahul and nice to meet you Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:58 am Reply with quote Back to top

This is not all true if you are not in full control of the vehicle. Using the engine to help decelerate the car can be as important as the brakes.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:14 am Reply with quote Back to top

Yes, it is true. When running in a low gear off throttle, the computerized engine management unit (ECU) will discern that engine braking is taking place and will close the throttle. In neutral, the same ECU would have to inject fuel to keep the engine from stalling. Putting the car in neutral also hurts the transmission, especially an automatic transmission, and will impair the car's handling and the ability to accelerate forward when necessary.

When you drive, the car should be in gear. When you slow down, use the brakes. In a manual transmission car, stay in gear while braking, untill the RPM drops significantly, at which point you press the clutch untill you can re-angage it into first gear. Don't flick it into neutral and don't go down through the different gears. An automatic should be kept in D.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:28 am Reply with quote Back to top

Rahul wrote:
Hi

Does anyone know if this is true

Never coast in neutral; idling uses more fuel than running in gear on a closed throttle"

Br
Rahul


By going down the road in neutral you lose possibly your Best defense to protect yourself: which is changing direction and Accelerating away from danger.

Cruise control saves fuel. However cruise control is a dangerous innovation. Why is it so dangerous? Because you are letting the car randomly and continuously put you and keep you in situations that should be avoided: like being boxed in by traffic, for example.

Even if you are not in traffic it is too easy to lose concentration or let your feet get into a position where you canít use the brakes quickly if an emergency situation arises.

I never use cruise and I instruct my family to never use it.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

You have to drive carefully because it is very important protection of your life.....


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