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Old 05-11-2006, 10:27 PM   #21
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they were talking about this

they were talking about this on car talk on public radio a year or so ago, they never said that it might not be leagle, just that it wasn't safe, and if it is illeagle some place, I would check if they count havieng the clutch in, as being in neutral, because they are different.
I could understand it being illeagle to coast with the engine off, as your brake booster can run out of vaccum, if you have power steering that's not assisting you, and if you need to speed up for evasive manuvering...
there was a car at one point in time, that had a freewheel mode so you could coast, but if you hit the gas you would speed up, the rachet to do this would have to be pretty sturdy, but I like the idea and wish I could do that on my motorcycle.
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Old 05-12-2006, 05:22 AM   #22
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If you're engine off

If you're engine off coasting can't you just dump the clutch and be ready to go again? I've never tried the dumping the clutch, but I don't see any reason why that wouldn't work.

Mehbe having a slow car should be illegal, because in emergency situations you can't speed up as fast,
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Quote:there was no

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there was no engine
Convert your Geo to electric and do the same gag - put a plug at the filler cap for the gas.
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:50 AM   #24
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wish I could do that on my motorcycle
Problem is if you fall off or get knocked off, the bike can keep going . . . ask me how I know! The old Saabs had a freewheel and they tended to use a lot of brake pad because of it.
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