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Posted by Michelle Steiner on January 1, 2006, 4:16 am
 


Um, that's not my idea; my idea is to leave it in D and use the brakes.

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Posted by Bill on January 1, 2006, 7:56 am
 


Right.



Posted by richard schumacher on January 1, 2006, 3:17 am
 

Yes, that works also.  In the Prius, overcoming engine braking merely
means that the computers will stop using engine braking whenever you are
commanding acceleration via the gas pedal; there will not be one
mechanical system fighting another and wasting energy.  Just remember to
shift back into D at the end of the downgrade.

Posted by Michelle Steiner on January 1, 2006, 4:16 am
 

yeah, but that uses gasoline.

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Posted by dbs__usenet on January 3, 2006, 8:18 am
 
Not really.  It just tells the computer to reduce the braking effect.
Remeber, the "gas pedal" is not connected to the engine.  The gas pedal
is simply a suggestion to the computer that you want to change speed.

I use B on the grapevine in conjunction with cruise control (2002 model)
and it hold speed well even if there is an uphill grade followed by
a downhill.



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