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Old November 3rd, 2016, 04:16 AM   #21
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Softly shifting down dramatically reduces brake pad wear. I tried my new truck out to see how far it could coast in drive (impossible for me to buy a manual transmission) and it can coast one quarter of a mile with my foot off the pedal. If it had a manual transmission then I could coast one mile and that would save fuel. Next time I will shift the automatic transmission in neutral and see how far it can coast.
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 06:34 AM   #22
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Softly shifting down dramatically reduces brake pad wear. I tried my new truck out to see how far it could coast in drive (impossible for me to buy a manual transmission) and it can coast one quarter of a mile with my foot off the pedal. If it had a manual transmission then I could coast one mile and that would save fuel. Next time I will shift the automatic transmission in neutral and see how far it can coast.
Kinda' depends on how long and steep the hill you're on top of is.
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 08:16 AM   #23
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Read it and weep. I knew N. America is car crazy but I didn't think it was to this degree.

I have a hard time feeling a need to weep over this
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 09:19 AM   #24
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There 10 times more carcinogenic than normal petrol.
Technically, that's probably true. But although the diesel soot is more harmful to breathe, it's a heavier exhaust and falls to the ground quickly whereas emissions from gasoline engines float around and find lungs to settle in, doing much more harm.
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 09:30 AM   #25
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Technically, that's probably true. But although the diesel soot is more harmful to breathe, it's a heavier exhaust and falls to the ground quickly whereas emissions from gasoline engines float around and find lungs to settle in, doing much more harm.
The heavier soot is then washed off the roads by rain along with oils and other fluids that end up in the water and soils.
Just as bad as gasoline emissions.
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 09:43 AM   #26
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Softly shifting down dramatically reduces brake pad wear. I tried my new truck out to see how far it could coast in drive (impossible for me to buy a manual transmission) and it can coast one quarter of a mile with my foot off the pedal. If it had a manual transmission then I could coast one mile and that would save fuel. Next time I will shift the automatic transmission in neutral and see how far it can coast.
Look it up. In new cars "coasting" no longer saves fuel. The ECU is better tuned to reserve gas at low RPMs vs just being in neutral. I still coast if I am in between gears and approaching an intersection. Also the myth of saving on break pads. Would you prefer to have break work or transmission work done?
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 12:33 PM   #27
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Look it up. In new cars "coasting" no longer saves fuel. The ECU is better tuned to reserve gas at low RPMs vs just being in neutral. I still coast if I am in between gears and approaching an intersection. Also the myth of saving on break pads. Would you prefer to have break work or transmission work done?
Every 50k in the city, or 70k if out of city, get your transmission pressure flushed, and filter changed.
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 05:25 PM   #28
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The heavier soot is then washed off the roads by rain along with oils and other fluids that end up in the water and soils.
Just as bad as gasoline emissions.
Exhaust emissions do the most damage to lungs. Once it gets washed by rain, it is subject to the law of dilution. Soot is mostly just carbon.
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 05:35 PM   #29
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Exhaust emissions do the most damage to lungs. Once it gets washed by rain, it is subject to the law of dilution. Soot is mostly just carbon.
False! anything distilled from oil is a hydrocarbon.
Hydrocarbons: more than smoke and flames
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