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Old 02-19-2012, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by TDIwyse View Post
I usually shift into N when stopped. Wanted to look at differences between this technique and leaving it in D. Can't get MPG data, but I did find this plot of the "Engine Load" interesting. It's pretty obvious where I shift from N to D . . . I would expect this to mean more fuel is used to idle in D than N.
TDIwyse, that is excatly what my Garmin Ecoroute shows me. Also shows higher engine load with A/C on.

Over past 2+ years my average MPG has gone up in the winter months and down in the summer months, even though traffic is theoretically lighter in summer with the kids out of school.

It's the A/C. I'm sure of that.

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