Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South Puget Sound, WA
Sitting at a light, drop trans to neutral?
So I have a scangauge on my truck that has been pretty well calibrated. It displays gallons per hour of fuel being consumed as a gauge.
When warm, at idle, and in neutral or park, I consume .40 gallons per hour. In drive, the engine sucks down 0.50 gallons per hour. A 20% increase.
Does anyone drop their trans to neutral at a stop to save the fuel? It's not quite as extreme as shutting off the engine as some folks do with their gas engines but if you can realize a 20% reduction....
Is there any harm to the trans done by excessive shifting into and out of drive?
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