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Is there anything wrong with freewheeling? #432076 Apr 1, 9:34pm Apr 1, 9:34pm
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Is there anything wrong with freewheeling?
well, i dont often do this, but is it ok to freewheel just before you stop if ur going at a relatively slow speed? will it do any damage to the gear or anything?
btw, incase you dont know wat freewheeling is, which im sure most of you know, isnt it where you drive in neutral or when you have the clutch engaged? Correct me if im wrong..

Re: Is there anything wrong with freewheeling? [Re: Clyde] #432077 Apr 1, 9:51pm Apr 1, 9:51pm
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nothing is wrong with freewheeling. and its called coasting over here.


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Re: Is there anything wrong with freewheeling? [Re: BigTony] #432078 Apr 1, 10:03pm Apr 1, 10:03pm
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You mean when the car is not in gear? Like if your coming to a stop and you put it in neutral? I always put the car in neutral everytime I step on the brakes.

Re: Is there anything wrong with freewheeling? [Re: hs2g] #432079 Apr 1, 10:05pm Apr 1, 10:05pm
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keeping your car in gear saves on breaks...and helps stop faster


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Re: Is there anything wrong with freewheeling? [Re: BigTony] #432080 Apr 1, 10:26pm Apr 1, 10:26pm
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riding the clutch will wear the clutch. But its a habit for me at the traffic lights.

Re: Is there anything wrong with freewheeling? [Re: Clyde] #432081 Apr 1, 10:27pm Apr 1, 10:27pm
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It's perfectly fine.

I had 180,000 MI on my New Beetle and it still had the factory clutch on it!

As long as you get it out of gear, not ride the clutch, and not engage the clutch unnecessarily, your ok! thumbsup

Re: Is there anything wrong with freewheeling? [Re: maingear] #432082 Apr 1, 10:50pm Apr 1, 10:50pm
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ok kool thanx a lot for the input..i dont ride the clutch, i put it in neutral..i do this mostly if i wanna save fuel..and i only do it if im not going to fast so i dont wear out the brakes..


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Re: Is there anything wrong with freewheeling? [Re: Clyde] #432083 Apr 1, 10:53pm Apr 1, 10:53pm
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i know, it may not save much fuel, but it all adds up..


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When I find myself in a position like this, I ask myself what would General Motors do? And then I do the opposite!

Re: Is there anything wrong with freewheeling? [Re: Clyde] #432084 Apr 1, 11:08pm Apr 1, 11:08pm
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I believe it does save money/fuel too

Re: Is there anything wrong with freewheeling? [Re: maingear] #432085 Apr 1, 11:15pm Apr 1, 11:15pm
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Originally Posted by maingear
I believe it does save money/fuel too


Thanx for backing me up.. thumbsup

Re: Is there anything wrong with freewheeling? [Re: Clyde] #432086 Apr 2, 6:51am Apr 2, 6:51am
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Yeah, you'd be surprised how it can add up. I drove 240 highway miles, and about another 30 city and still had around 1/4 tank.


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Re: Is there anything wrong with freewheeling? [Re: combatc87] #432087 Apr 2, 7:29am Apr 2, 7:29am
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lol so far i can get 550km/h out of a full tank of high octane fuel (+90)
thats of course if im not raceing at 120kmh around bends in second gear rofl


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