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Old 08-22-2016, 03:33 PM   #11
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What about the loss of power steering/brakes when you turn the engine off. Sounds like a totally unsafe operating method not worth the potential grief to the driver and/or the heirs left behind.
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ChewChewTrain: When you speak of "engine off coasting", if you mean literally shifting into neutral and turning the engine off, then I'd recommend against that for a number of reasons, regardless of your transmission. Safety being #1.
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Flat towable automatic transmissions do exists. Their oil pump is spun at their back end, by the wheels, instead of on the engine side.
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What about the loss of power steering/brakes when you turn the engine off. Sounds like a totally unsafe operating method not worth the potential grief to the driver and/or the heirs left behind.
When EOCing, the key is turned back to ON. With that, electric power steering can be operating. There should be enough vacuum in the booster for 2 hard brakings during the glide if not more. The Sonic, likely because of the turbo, appears to have a brake accumulator, and I have never lost braking on a glide.

If you are going to try EOC, first do it without any other cars on the road. Experiment with the brakes and steering, and practice restarting the car.
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