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hoopitup2000

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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 6:48:01 AM

Do you turn OFF your engine during the "coasting" segment of "Pulse & Glide"?
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 9:39:32 PM

no
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WontPayTooMuch
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 9:33:51 PM

No. I would hate to loose the power steering as I'm slowing.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 12:22:10 PM

NOOOOOOOOOO
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 8:40:27 AM

NO
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 7:17:48 AM

Never.....
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 6:26:10 AM

Nope . . . .
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 5:59:00 AM

No, furthermore this illegal.
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twt
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 5:35:57 AM

What kind of idiot would turn off their engine, in traffic?
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sagnat
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 9:12:42 PM

Nope...
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:46:00 PM

Maybe if I owned a RatRod 5 speed., with manual steering and regular brakes.
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PhilnTX
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 3:15:11 PM

Never
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John_Doe
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 3:34:35 AM

no
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 8:12:15 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 7:59:33 AM

Never.....
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 7:19:46 AM

no
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 8:54:05 PM

no,never.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 8:21:47 AM

Never.....
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twt
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 4:30:13 AM

What a STUPID idea. When the engine is off, you have no control over your vehicle.
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budman1035
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 4:37:03 PM

Nope!
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mrgots2000
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 2:53:01 PM

I tried it once, never again. I get enough slack from other drivers just driving the speed limit.
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 10:43:04 AM

no
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RealtorJeff
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 10:15:07 AM

No, too dangerous
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jmac8612
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 10:01:36 AM

nope never did that before....not sure i want to either....doesnt sound safe or smart:0)
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 7:40:30 AM

Never......ever...................
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 12:58:10 PM

bad idea
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 9:46:18 AM

No
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 9:40:41 AM

No
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 9:26:48 AM

Only on my bicycle, I'm the Engine! Love that inventor(Coaster brake)Guy.
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 10:00:47 AM

no
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 9:46:50 AM

No
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 1:09:59 PM

no.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 7:46:32 AM

I've done it on long hills.
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drydem
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 7:21:41 AM

By easing up on the accelerator during the *coasting* segment of a pulse and glide cycle, a driver can trigger Prius to turn the Atkinson cycle gas engine off while still keeping the car on (with powers to the brakes and steering as well as everything else like the air conditioner which is powered independently by an electric motor). If the CVT is put into Neutral - the electrical motors are dis-engaged but the brakes and the steering still work too. However, the Prius does not *glide* that far or for very long when it is going over 40 mph (due to aerodynamic drag). Under special conditions a 3rd gen Prius can coast for a long time; The conditions are as follows: A dry warm day between 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, no traffic, going at a speed between 20 to 30 mph, driving over a smooth flat asphalt road, driving using low rolling resistance tires. Add a slight incline, over inflate the tires by 7 psi and the Prius can coast using minimal electrical power for about 2 miles at 25 mph. It does not feel like driving... it feels more like one is sailing on an asphalt.

[Edited by: drydem at 8/11/2014 7:31:30 AM EST]
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 6:48:47 AM

Nope . . . . .
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SRT8TX
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 4:50:13 AM

No
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 2:26:48 PM

no
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forresj
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 9:37:43 AM

No because you will lose all power to steering and brakes.

Bad Idea.

However if you have a manual transmission, you can disengage the motor and coast downhill. You can do the same with an automatic transmission but you'll wear out your transmission.

[Edited by: forresj at 8/10/2014 9:39:29 AM EST]
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gman65
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 9:12:05 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 8:28:47 AM

Never....ever....
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 9:36:41 AM

no
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 8:23:01 AM

Shutting off the engine on any of our vehicles owned today would make them a safety risk when in motion. For a R/R crossing or traffic jamb, I would then consider it.
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 8:27:36 PM

no
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 4:23:25 PM

bad idea, saves nothing
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 1:25:58 PM

no
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 7:31:52 AM

On long hills, yes, and at long stops.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 7:00:29 AM

No....never......
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 3:34:03 PM

No
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 7:36:40 AM

no
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 6:09:35 AM

no
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 5:39:12 AM

no
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