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12:17 Apr 1, 2007
English to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks / Electronic Diesel Control
English term or phrase:freewheeling
In the following text, does freewheeling refer to a vehicle rolling under its own momentum while the engine idles, or is it something different:
"The function of idle speed control (LLR) is to regulate a specific setpoint speed at idle when the accelerator pedal is not operated. This can vary depending on the engine‘s particular operating mode. For instance, with the engine cold, the idle speed is usually set higher than when it is hot.
There are further instances when the idle speed is held somewhat higher.
For instance, when the vehicle‘s electrical-system voltage is too low, when the air-conditioning system is switched on, or when the vehicle is ** freewheeling **. When the vehicle is driven in stop-and-go traffic, ..."
Thanks for your help. While all the answers agreed in substance, I had to choose one, so I chose the one that was the most straight to the point and therefore the most helpful. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
That's why I mentioned the two hats hoping for understanding. Normally, I would call in another moderator to intervene in a situation like this, but here I felt that the issue was not that serious and a quick reminder that this exchange was unhelpful would be appreciated by all parties. No reproof intended and I hope it is not taken that way.
I usually remove the moderator hat when I have the asker hat on, but this time, I will ask both Ara and Alexander to kindly suspend their comment and counter-comment. The asker should have enough background information about the subject he translates to make up his own mind based on the initial information you have provided. I also know for sure that this asker is quite familiar with the subject. Thanks.
Explanation: freewheel - To continue turning or spinning after disengagement from the drive mechanism.
American Heritage Dictionary
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terminology amendmend: with the clutch disengaged that is, again, as explained above the wheels are disengaged from the engine and rotate freely. You grasped the meaning quite correctly.
Ara Mkrtchyan Armenia Local time: 15:36 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Armenian
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks for your help. While the gist of your explanation is clear and makes sense. Only the title implies the main clutch of a transmission system used for disengaging the drive mechanism while changing gear. This is not the norm for auto transmission, although there can be several other clutches within the transmission and other systems used for other purposes. There might also be some auto transmission models that use a clutch mechanism for transferring torque, that I am not sure about, but the question was of a general nature.