Ford ranger, 25 mpg?

Discussion in 'Fuel Economy' started by Tredeh, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    If you have an opportunity to have a long glide in neutral , do it ! If you think you may need brakes , leave it in gear and back off the throttle just enough to ( almost maintain) speed.
  2. ateebtk

    ateebtk Active Member

    i see. i think i get it now. i def feel the car coasts much more freely when in neutral vs when its in gear. When its in gear, i HAVE to press the gas otherwise it slows down way too fast.
  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Yes. That's the momentum loss we're trying to avoid by using neutral. :) You can either apply light gas now to avoid slowing down, or slow down and then apply gas later. OR... you can go into neutral and keep your momentum, at a smaller idling fuel cost compared to the in-gear fuel cost.

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