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Old 5th November 2008, 17:09   #1
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Question Does clutching save fuel or does more harm than good?

Does having the clutch fully pressed save fuel, hence improving mileage?

Usually, when I know i need to stop at some distance, I press the clutch fully, hence slowly reducing the vehicle speed smoothly and 'hopefully' saving fuel too. Similarly when lets say, I am coming down a flyover incline, I have slope to help me, so use clutch to drive down without taxing the engine.

Is this the right practice, or was this applicable only in old cars? Like this I drive our families WagonR and Swift LDI.
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Short answer : it uses MORE fuel and its less safe.

This has been discussed several times before. Please use the SEARCH feature.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ing-right.html (Shifting to Neutral or Pressing the Clutch when Braking - Is this right?)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ar-brakes.html (The best way to use the clutch, gear and brakes)

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