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Old 03-24-2010, 12:11 PM   #11
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I imagine that rigging up a jack (if you don't have a proper transmission jack) would have been easier...
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:06 PM   #12
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But my jack was already holding up the engine!
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yea you need like 3 or 4 jacks for that, and/or an engine lift
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:41 AM   #14
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oh yeah, an engine hoist, and a transmission jack, and it would have been much easier. I didn't have either of those. All I had was 1 floor jack, which I used (with a piece of 2x6) to hold up the rear of the engine.
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blocks of wood work wonders, or cement blocks, still two people to mount the tranny is a must. usually...
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:15 PM   #16
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coasting in Neutral

I coast in neutral all the time with no problems. I have an 07 HHR with an automatic. It is not huge savings, in fact it is 1 or less MPG but many little savings add up.
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I coast in neutral all the time with no problems. I have an 07 HHR with an automatic. It is not huge savings, in fact it is 1 or less MPG but many little savings add up.
lulz.. how many miles have you been doing this for? I mean I don't like the HHR and whatnot so maybe I should just suggest you keep on doing what you've been doin! Why would you buy such a travesty of a vehicle? I'm sorry to be rude but I really don't like that vehicle and I fail to understand why anyone would buy one.
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the automatic trans used behind the ecotec engines is designed to be flat towed. this means there is a pump on the output shaft as well as the torque converter. as per Lord Vader's manual. I would check with the manual to see if the car is safe doing Idle coasting or EOC. often idle is good. I know BMWs trans doesn't like to rev in any condition other than drive. Ive seen them blow clutch packs without moving just because someone wanted to rev the engine in neutral or park.
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lulz.. how many miles have you been doing this for? I mean I don't like the HHR and whatnot so maybe I should just suggest you keep on doing what you've been doin! Why would you buy such a travesty of a vehicle? I'm sorry to be rude but I really don't like that vehicle and I fail to understand why anyone would buy one.
Wow... You know some people hate imports/Civics too.

While not my favorite vehicle, it is not THAT bad. Cut the guy a break, he is striving for better FE like the rest of us with the vehicle that he has availabe.
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I can't imagine a GM automatic having any problem with engine-on idle coasting. It should not cause any problem at all. I would assume that engine-off coasting is not ok, except for philip1's post.
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