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Old 02-27-2005, 08:32 AM   #11
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Who wants to post the Microsoft Cars thing again???? lol Don't the northstars do something kinda like this? Except it shuts down 4 cyls or something at cruising speed?
DOD displacement on Demand the new 5.3L has this feature
but this feature shuts off in 4wd
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That'* stupid. I don't like it.
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What exactly makes the truck hybrid? I thought hybrids operated on electric power in town, and nothing on the chevy site says the truck will run on electric power. It justs shuts off at lights and has an electric steering pump, from what i understand.
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Automatic tranny cars essentially use 0 gas when you're slowing down.
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Automatic tranny cars essentially use 0 gas when you're slowing down.
Neither do manual cars. No electronically fuel injected car uses any gas when the throttle is not depressed and the car is decelerating.
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As long as the car is running, you're using gas. Not much, but it'* gotta be burning something....
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As long as the car is running, you're using gas. Not much, but it'* gotta be burning something....
No it doesn't. Take a manaul trannied car. If you drain a car out of gas, pull the plugs out of it, and somehow get it up to 70mph, put the car in a higher gear (3rd, 4th, 5th) , let the clutch out, and start slowing down. Did you take a look at the tach? The engine is turning over. The momentum of the car is turning the engine over throught the tranny since the cluch is engaged to the flywheel. So really, you are basically using no gas in a manual trannied car if you don't take it out of gear/push in the clutch while your slowing down. It might as well be none anyways, its so little that your MPG really isn't gonna suffer.

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I think bonnies upshift when you let off the gas to so the engine turns slower. Or is it just the TCC disengaging that makes it feel this way?
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