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Vibe03

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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2010 9:12:55 AM

When it is not steep downhill and you don't need to brake the car to slow it down, coasting down around 55 mph at idling gives the engine a rest also save gas. Just not sure if the vacuum and other stuff are operating at normal level
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JohnCur
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 10:32:16 AM

no. Rather save clutch or transmission
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 9:07:03 AM

dumb and dumber idea
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 3:38:05 AM

no
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 1:16:52 AM

No.
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 6:27:01 AM

nope
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 11:32:22 PM

no.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 9:25:13 AM

NO
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 12:08:25 PM

not in this flatland!
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JohnCur
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 11:06:26 AM

have auto trans...not good idea
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DEPMEDS
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 9:30:20 AM

No
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 8:47:35 AM

no
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Gabilondo
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 2:43:08 PM

I do, but I drive a manual transmission.
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shigh2001
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 11:47:44 AM

I don't shift, but I do take my foot off the gas
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JMHolbrook
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 11:46:33 AM

occasionally
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no
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 8:19:42 AM

no down hills in my area
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 7:44:09 AM

no
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2015 3:17:51 AM

agreed
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 10:45:16 AM

bad idea
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no
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2015 6:13:33 PM

I think it would depend greatly on the vehicle that you are driving. With a 2013 Nissan Altima with their CVT, it makes no recordable difference on the MPG gauge either way for me (I tried it both ways several times on the same route at the same speeds).
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2015 6:52:22 AM

Never.....
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 10:16:24 AM

Driving no hill terrain lately, a few red light coast downs only/some maybe! Tires aired proper, less idling for the going Greens.... Like Hello/By/By! Want'a Hug them pumps lately! Sill Smelly!
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 6:10:05 AM

That's foolish
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 3:08:02 AM

That habit, is hard on the transmission.
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 2:06:37 AM

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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2014 2:22:51 PM

Exactly what is hard on a manual transmission? Car in neutral with engine at idle, not likely to make much difference to the transmission as long as you rev match going into gear and that is to save the clutch.
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2014 11:33:21 AM

I do it all the time.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2014 3:42:57 AM

Hard on the transmission.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2014 1:03:02 AM

no i do not
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2014 1:01:27 AM

pass
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