I'm sure most of you have heard of the term hypermiling. As of last week, using some hypermiling techniques, I was able to achieve my all time high of 63.67 mpg in my diesel 4 speed Rabbit. My question is, does anyone know if I could pick up a few extra mpgs if I were to kill the engine while coasting, considering it's a diesel? I usually just shift to neutral to coast. Any suggestions?
I can't say this for certain as I don't know about Diesel's but I would be cautious of killing the engine because of losing power brakes and power steering. You can still stop and steer but For a few extra MPG Im not sure if its worth it unless your on a hill for like 60 miles plus LOL
2008 VW Rabbit - My First VW
Fortunately, I have manual brakes and steering. Lol!
I wouldn't sacrifice my well being to gain a few mpg. Braking is not the only way to avoid a problem. What if you need to apply power to avoid something? You can rationalize it however you like, but it's not worth it imo.
2006 Uni Black Rabbit
4 door - 5 spd - UM tune - Neuspeed P-flo - Eurojet exhaust - fogs - Euro tails - Borbet Monte Carlo (autoX) - Ronal Goals (summer) - SSM Magny Cours (winter) - hatch pop kit - iPod adapter
Sound advice. I guess I should be happy with 63 mpg. Lol
Considering what we get with our 2.5L gas engines yes you should be happy