I remember when driving a passenger car, when I took my foot off the accelerator pedal completely, but remained in gear, the car would normally continue to move at some low speed, different for each gear, more or less constant for each gear (provided the road is flat).
Now I drive a van, and I am surprised it doesn't behave like that. No matter what speed I drive, even if the road is flat, no matter which gear I am in, if I take the foot off the accelerator pedal completely, the van soon comes to a stop, the engine shuts down, and that's it.
Is there something wrong with this van? The van in question is a:
- Mercedes-Benz 308D year 1992, model 602.316, curb weight 2035 kg (4486 lb)
- OM601.940 4-cylinder 58 kW (79 hp) 2299 dm3 diesel engine
Is it normal for such vans to behave like this? Can something be regulated to make it behave like the petrol/gas passenger car I drove before, which continued moving at a constant slow speed when I took the foot off the accelerator pedal?