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Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:22 pm 
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My old 97 Fairmont used about 12.8 Lt per 100k around town, which was reasonable for a large family sedan. I found slipping the auto into neutral down hills and so on definitely saved on fuel consumption. Just don’t accidentally put it into to reverse it ain’t pretty.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:25 pm 
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did u hit reverse??

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:31 pm 
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Yeah hit reverse once at about 40km an hour gear box made a shocking bang and stalled instantly. Restarted all right and didn’t seem to cause any long term problems. Not recommended anyone tries this.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:38 pm 
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my mate told me constantly putting it into neutral was bad for the transmission, but i did notice more economy on the eff. trip in the BA, any transmission experts who know?

 

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 Post subject: Re: fuel
Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:41 pm 
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aggregate wrote:
I found slipping the auto into neutral down hills and so on definitely saved on fuel consumption.


You must drive down LOTS of hills

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:41 pm 
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Not sure how it works with autos but with manuals when you are down shifting and the revs get above a certain level the injectors stop injecting fuel, so you are saving fuel... so the lession is dont put it in neutral to save down hills if you own a manual, because in neutral the ECU will put a certain amount of fuel in to keep the car idling.
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Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:38 pm 
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Yeah thats interesting to hear about the manual scenario. Anyone found that using optimax fuel seems to get a few more k's out of a tank?

 

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