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Old 11-29-2012, 02:05 PM
unrealii unrealii is offline
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Originally Posted by jburke4689 View Post
You are correct but the difference should be inconsequential. You won't be able to notice it when calculating mileage.
I was using the mpg # on the dash. It probably wont yeild huge savings, but knowing that my epiphany is correct is good to know.
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Originally Posted by gpburdell View Post
My thoughts are that you're not really in neutral (rather, the car may not think you're in neutral) and you're putting additional wear on your throw-out (thrust) bearing.
I totally forgot to consider the TO bearing. I wont ride the clutch like that from now on.
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Originally Posted by SD Z4MR View Post
Regardless of whether there is any savings in fuel consumption or not, coasting in neutral in California is illegal
Thanks for the input. I am well aware of that. Technically I'm still in gear. I always do this incase the engine should stop (very unlikely) but since the brakes are powered off the engine, I was always in a gear whether engaged or not for safety reasons except when stopped.
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