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|5th November 2008, 17:09||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2008
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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.
|5th November 2008, 17:55||#2|
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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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