eeloutAmong Thomas' techniques is "pulse and glide" in which he accelerates and then coasts with the engine off until around 15 mph when he kicks the engine back on and accelerates again. "It's the automotive equivalent of skateboarding," he said.
That brings up a good question. I do allow my vehicles to coast when it is advantageous. If I am on a mild descent I pop it into neutral all the time. As long as it doesn't increase or decrease velocity significantly.Lets try this
Besides the starter wear, and fuel usage the possibly of the steering lock while flying down the freeway is just too frightening...not to mention no power brakes or steering. Not that we need power on a tiny little CTD truck though.:lol3:Shouldnt have any issues putting it in neutral. As far as shutting the engine on and off, I have never heard a more ridiculous statement. You are gonna wear the starter out and burn more fuel turning it on and off inbetween. At idle these trucks dont use a ton of fuel.
Good gig if you can get it. :lol3: Do you mean you have been coasting downhill?I have been driving down hill every where i go. it helps alot
:thud::thud::thud::thud::thud::thud:Web sites promote "hypermiling" to save on fuel - Yahoo! News
A story on Yahoo today. Sorta topical. Anyonethink they can get 30+mpg out of their CTD?
Why? Does it burn less fuel in N than just coasting?
NO S**T!! :thud:As far as shutting the engine on and off, I have never heard a more ridiculous statement.