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overdrive button on auto tranny?

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Wp.22, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Wp.22

    Wp.22

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    how do you properly use it? i might drive a car that has an automatic transmission for a while might as well learn to use it properly.

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  2. batangueno

    batangueno Shock Resist

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    Just push the button if you need more power. I get confused as to which is on or off, basta for normal driving dapat hindi nakailaw yung overdrive.
     

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    charlie-xray Gunpowder Adik

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    And you'd generally feel a difference, try mong i-off and on while your running, you'd feel when it's off pigil ang takbo mo, but when it's on may bigay ang takbo.
     
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    Thanks for the reply
     
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    PMMA97 TagaBundok

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    City driving below 60Km/hr O/D OFF

    Highway 60Km/hr up O/D ON

    I just keep mine ON and just turn it off when overtaking at high speeds.
     
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    For my A/T van, I consume more diesel when I'm in O/D OFF. Well, because there's more power and engine response is quick in this mode.
     
  7. Benj

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    Overdrive acts like an extra gear, so if your AT has only 4 gears, the overdrive will be like the 5th gear. So with it turned on, the engine will shift earlier, you'll be running higher speed at lesser rpms. Downside is reduced engine response especially during acceleration and overtaking.
     
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    i_am_infinity Pang Altar

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    when the indicator says O/D off it's like being in a lower gear and para syang sa F1 cars. it does consume more fuel since it pushes higher RPM than when it's ON. pag traffic off mo pag smooth flowing traffic on mo na lang so that it saves u on fuel.
     
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    Try to read the manual. It's amazing how much info it actually gives. :supergrin: hehehe

    OD off actually brings the gear back one notch from the highest gear (3rd for a 4-gear AT) and it doesn't shift any higher if kept off. Say, nasa 4th ka na tapos you climb a fly-over na medyo bitin for that gear. You can either wait for the engine to do the down shifting for you or force the down shifting two ways; step on the gas pedal more or hit O/D. I prefer hitting OD in cases like these or kung nag-oovertake ako. .;) ...at least that's what my CRV's OD does.
     
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    IF you drive in the mountains alot, leave it off. If on, it keeps shifting up and down and it eventually mucks up the transmission. Been there, done that.:upeyes:
     
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    For city driving or if you want more power, turn off the O/D. If you want economy on the highway, leave it on. You may also want your vehicle to stay in one gear (i.e., 3,2,) when negotiating uphills.
     
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