Originally Posted by Blip Bavarian
Huh? That doesnt make sense to me. If you are on a completely plane surface, and your car is in gear, and you let of the brake w/o apllying the gas, the car will go. You could do this for miles right. But you are using gas. You are using gas when your car is in nuetral and idling.
I have to huh your huh.
1. What is a plane surface? Is that like a wing or fuselage or something?
2. What is letting of the brake? If you mean letting off the brake, the car will not go with 6MT or DCT, nothing happens on a flat surface, you will remain stationary
What this thread is referring to is when you are coasting to a stop or just slowing down with the car in gear, if your foot is not on the gas the engine shuts off the fuel to the engine, therefore you are not using any fuel at all. If you are slowing down and you put your car in neutral then the car must use gas to keep the car running at idle, thus using more fuel than if you leave it in gear.