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: Best Fuel Mileage

03-28-2011, 07:58 PM
I have a 2002 Odyssey LX and I want to know if I would get better fuel mileage when traveling down a good hill with 2 mile runout if ......

1) Turned engine off, trans in Neutral

2) Engine on, trans in Neutral

3) Engine on, trans in Drive

In all conditions no throttle applied.

Thanks, looking to win a bet!

05-15-2012, 03:27 PM
I had an Accord that I thought that I would try that on to save a little gas. I shifted it into Neutral at the top of a mile long downhill portion of freeway. When I got to the bottom of the hill, I pulled it back into gear. It switched into low gear and with the engine racing and the tires squealing , it immediately began shifting up through the gears. It was quite a jolt and I don't know why it did that but I won't try that again.