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Old 09-06-2003, 08:11 PM   #1
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hey...well if any1 knows this will be great...i can seem to notice a difference when i have overdrive on or off...y is this and for just cruising around should i have the overdrive on or off?...thanks


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Old 09-06-2003, 08:17 PM   #2
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Turning off the overdrive makes it so the car doesn't use the 4th gear. For normal driving, you want the O/D on. If you were to be going to down a steep hill or something, that is when you'd turn it off to increase the engine breaking.
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o ok thanks...ya i was just testin it at a slow speed so i guess i didnt get up to 4th gear
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the only time I've ever really HAD to turn it off, is if the trunk is full (on trips and such..) and i gotta go up a really steep hill. O/D off gives a little more power.....
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the only time I've ever really HAD to turn it off, is if the trunk is full (on trips and such..) and i gotta go up a really steep hill. O/D off gives a little more power.....
Or, you could just push the accelerator pedal down a little further and it will downshift by itself.
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