when I coast in my 2004 honda civic...

Discussion in 'Start Your Journey Here' started by mpgdad, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. mpgdad

    mpgdad Well-Known Member

    Its an automatic.

    I am getting about 32mpg at this point.

    I just inflated the tires to mid 40's.

    I just changed the oil to mobil 1 synthetic.

    When i coast i try to put the car in neutral. Its fine except when I take it out of neutral and put it back in drive. The car seems to have a slight jolt(foot is not on accelerator).
    Its a subtle jolt but its there. Should I avoid putting the car in neutral when coasting?
  2. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

    This jolt may or may not be bad depending on your transmission. Mine had done that at times but b/c it's a learning transmission it's been mostly eliminated. you are engaging a gear, so it is gonna feel a little bit off when you engage an auto from neutral. I would consult with the manual or any info available from someone knowledgeable on the transmissions from your platform to see if that's ok to put your car in neutral. I've been doing it for a year on my car. no issues thus far.
  3. shifty35

    shifty35 Well-Known Member

    Blip the throttle before shifting into drive. The "jolt" will diminish the closer you are to the proper RPM upon re-engagement.

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