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Old 12-06-2010, 04:14 PM
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Default Re: ok to coast in Neutral on long downhill highways...

Yeah, in semis I would not recommend shifting in N...it's a PITA getting it back in gear sometimes.


On a truck, go ahead....but just be cautious...your truck will still be running.

Basically, why put it in N? Just let off the gas! LOL. Your speed will increase with the gas not pushed in or laying the throttle to it going down a hill anyway cause of gravity...

I would leave it in gear just incase you can't get it back in gear when you have it in N to clutch malfunction (if it is about wore out)..
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:25 PM
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Why would you put it in N? Why not just push the clutch in and leave it in 5th?
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:47 PM
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Why would you put it in N? Why not just push the clutch in and leave it in 5th?
lol

Why not leave it in gear and just let off the gas.....
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:08 PM
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Why would you put it in N? Why not just push the clutch in and leave it in 5th?
That is technically neutral, you aren't in an engaged gear driving the vehicle.

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lol

Why not leave it in gear and just let off the gas.....
Do this please, you can cause more damage then good by coasting in neutral.

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Old 12-06-2010, 06:24 PM
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That is technically neutral, you aren't in an engaged gear driving the vehicle.



Do this please, you can cause more damage then good by coasting in neutral.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...l-fuel-economy

I know. I told him to leave it in gear and just let off the gas. You must mistaken me with someone elses post. No problem.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:28 PM
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i used to throw it in neutral, never hurt a thing and my truck never lost control or burst into flames. if you want to do it than do it, if not than dont. i was never less in control of my truck because of it.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:30 PM
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I know. I told him to leave it in gear and just let off the gas. You must mistaken me with someone elses post. No problem.
Reread my post...
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:00 PM
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Reread my post...
I was meaning leaving it in 5th and just let off the gas some momentum will pull him down the hill fast as it is.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:07 PM
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Default Re: ok to coast in Neutral on long downhill highways...

ditto, not only that , its very unsafe!!! ALWAYS be in control,that means in gear and ready to react to any emergency.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:09 PM
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I was meaning leaving it in 5th and just let off the gas some momentum will pull him down the hill fast as it is.
Now you have lost me, I was agreeing with your statement of leaving it in gear and just letting off the gas.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:16 PM
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Now you have lost me, I was agreeing with your statement of leaving it in gear and just letting off the gas.
Oh, my bad lol......it's been a long day man....
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:18 PM
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Oh, my bad lol......it's been a long day man....
You're retard moment of the day has passed. Carry on...
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:43 PM
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Why would you put it in N? Why not just push the clutch in and leave it in 5th?
if you put in the clutch and leave it in 5th, it will wear out the clutch faster, it would be better to shift to N.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:29 PM
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if you put in the clutch and leave it in 5th, it will wear out the clutch faster, it would be better to shift to N.
No man, you got it all wrong. Re-read the post. You must be having a retarded day like I did yesterday.

I said...leave it in 5th gear (no reason to push in the clutch since you have it in gear) but just let off the gas...

Easy.


5th...going down a hill...let off the gas if you don't want to go fast. Simple.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:43 AM
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Default Re: ok to coast in Neutral on long downhill highways...

wont pushing in the clutch and coasting down a hill wear out the clutch and burn up the bearings? cause a clutch is like a brake pad. once the material is gone its time to get a new one.
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