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Clyde
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Apr 1, 9:34pm - #432076 
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..

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Apr 1, 9:51pm - #432077 
nothing is wrong with freewheeling. and its called coasting over here.


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Apr 1, 10:03pm - #432078 
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.

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Apr 1, 10:05pm - #432079 
keeping your car in gear saves on breaks...and helps stop faster


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Apr 1, 10:26pm - #432080 
riding the clutch will wear the clutch. But its a habit for me at the traffic lights.

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Apr 1, 10:27pm - #432081 
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

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Apr 1, 10:50pm - #432082 
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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Apr 1, 10:53pm - #432083 
i know, it may not save much fuel, but it all adds up..


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Apr 1, 11:08pm - #432084 
I believe it does save money/fuel too

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Apr 1, 11:15pm - #432085 
Originally Posted by maingear
I believe it does save money/fuel too


Thanx for backing me up.. thumbsup

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Apr 2, 6:51am - #432086 
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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Apr 2, 7:29am - #432087 
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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