[DML] Re: Minor Annoyance: Throttle lag prob.
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[DML] Re: Minor Annoyance: Throttle lag prob.

I'll second David's suggestion to try using neutral more. Of course 
it's not alway possible in traffic, but if you keep a sharp eye out 
ahead and put the car in neutral early in the deceleration process, 
you will be amazed at how far before a stop you can start gliding. 
Your D will coast a long way with only a minor loss of speed and a 
very smooth ride for you and your passenger.  I've passed some 
people uphill in neutral. OK, maybe I was going a little fast to 
begin with. :)

I think you will also notice an improvement in fuel economy. I get 
22-25 mpg around town with my daily driver, depending on how 
aggressive I am when power is actually being applied...

Your brakes might wear a bit more driving this way, but I'm not sure 
it's much different than trying to slow a car with an automatic 
transmission, where I've never noticed any significant engine 
braking from my other vehicles. I guess the transmission experts 
could comment on that.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@xxxx> 
> Another
> thing you can try is to just step on the clutch as you remove your
> foot from the accelerator, shift to neutral, and use the brakes to
> slow down.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "alex morgan" <mauibarber@xxxx> 
> >
> > Sorry, its a 5-speed.  Is it possible I am not the ace driver I
> think I am?  
> > My wife said it was probably my driving technique as well but I
> needed David 
> > to make me believe.  LOL
> > -Alex

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