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      02-07-2008, 06:01 PM   #88
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Drives: 2008 E93 335i
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA

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About the engine braking issue, I remember listening to an episode of CarTalk a few years back, where they compared relying on engine braking versus relying on just the brakes. They basically concluded that both were equally good/bad for the car as a whole. So a mix seems the best bet.

I assume when people say "don't rely on engine braking, use your brakes" that you don't suggest pressing the clutch the entire time you brake... right?
2008 E93 335i, deep green, beige, sport, premium, cold, CA, nav, iPod, HD radio

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