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Old 10-04-2007, 05:11 PM   #1
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Glide test

Basjoos would win this one hands down. But I'd be curious to know peoples' glide times from 42mph to 31mph.

I did a little test yesterday driving home. P&G on a nearly flat road (it's a very slight incline, but basically flat) and the pulse in 5th gear from 31mph to 42mph lasted, oh I dunno, maybe 10 seconds? But the glide in neutral, the part that matters, lasted about 19 seconds from 42mph to 31mph. Does that sound about right? It seemed pretty good to me. But other times I feel like the car is dragging. If anyone with a VX or small car wants to see how long their glide from 42mph to 31mph is, I'd be keen to know! cheers
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:14 PM   #2
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Rarely Ideal Conditions

It's hard to say, but I'll try it tomorrow...

I'm guessing 5 seconds at the most here.

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EDIT: OK maybe 10...we'll see
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Did you try it? Why you think it will be so bad? I haven't tried mine the other direction. I will try to remember tomorrow morning.
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Did you try it? Why you think it will be so bad? I haven't tried mine the other direction. I will try to remember tomorrow morning.
Crap, I forgot to try it before I picked up the Chevy rental. I get the 'Teg back tomorrow...so I'll have a go at it.
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cool, look forward to the result.
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I'll give it a try... but why 42-31? why not 40-30? Easier to gauge with the lines on the speedo, esp at night.
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True. I dunno why I did 42-31. Yesterday I tested it in both directions. 40mph to 30mph. But you have to understand my odometer is off by a couple percent. So 40mph is really 41 and 30 is really about 31. Anyway, it's about 20 seconds to glide from 40 to 30 for me. Sometimes it's 19, sometimes 22, but I think most of the time it's about 20. You should have a better result. My car has proven to have poor rollability compared to other non VX civics.
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1mph at those slow of speeds isnt gonna mae a hoot of difference.

im gonan try this in my chevetet tommorow if its not windy(been liek 15-20 mph winds lately)

one thign i ave notice tho, i just changed the rear end fluid and i notice it coast 10X better.
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Last night coming home in the rain - 40mph to 30mph was coasted in only 15 seconds instead of 20. Okay, Vette, look forward to the result!
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It's been cold and windy here so I can't do a good test, but low to mid 20 second range for 42-31 mph is pretty much what I'm getting in these conditions. I'll have to wait for better conditions to do a good bi-directional run. I think it would be neat to see many peoples glide times for comparison for a given speed drop.
IMHO You could possibly benefit from a stronger/ shorter pulse. I don't do alote of P&G due to a worn out clutch but I was able to pulse back up in around 5 - 6 seconds without giving more than 75% throttle. I think I used 4th gear for that, so you may need 3rd or 4th gear to do that (I'm not sure what your gearing is like).
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