[quote author=swoop1156 link=topic=43554.msg708680#msg708680 date=1147106361]
[quote author=SHOguyV8 link=topic=43554.msg706563#msg706563 date=1147009874]
The car will shut off the fuel during this time as the forward movement is turning the engine. Go get an Air/Fuel gauge and you will see this in Ford automatics.[/quote]
Really? Never heard of an engine that ran on...no fuel. No matter what, if the engine is running, it's getting fuel. 2,000rpm or 4,000rpm, you are still consuming fuel to turn the engine, create the spark to send the piston back down the cylinder, etc etc.
Ahh....you would think that. Re-read my post. To simplify, the manual tranny fusion is physically connected to the wheels through the transmission when in gear. When you let off the gas pedal in the manual when coasting, the injectors stop the fuel flow. Why?, because the forward momentum is turning the wheels which is turning the engine! In fact, in a manual tranny car, you can turn the key off and the motor will still turn with no difference. (Note: do not turn off your key while driving as the steering wheel can lock with the ignition off) This will not be the case in carb. engines, but with these electronic fuel injected engines, it is. Again, it all can be seen on an Air/Fuel gauge....its pretty cool!!!