Oderdrive in the city ??

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 20:40
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HI guys ... I have an 80 series pertol/gas with auto transmission (3 gears + O/D). Do you use the O/D when drivind at 50-60 km/H in the city??? I undestud I have to use the 3th gear when towing ....but ...
Thanks!

Luca

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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:29

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:29
No
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:34

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:34
is that no to the first part of the question or the second!?

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:38

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:38
The first part

First part is a question

Second part is an understanding

LOL
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Reply By: Member - Dedalus (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:49

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:49
Thanks!

Luca
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:57

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:57
Strange one this....

We have a 2.8 Diesel Mitsubishi, with the 3 speed auto, along with O/D. We ALWAYS use O/D in the city, always. Cuts in at 45 kmh, sort of like a 4 speed auto really. The handbook says nothing about not doing it.

Our Volvo was the same, we always simply left it on, and it would kick in when needed.

Agreed on the towing thing, but I don't know what damage or impairment could arise from city use.

Anyway, that is what we have, and still do, and by no means, is it to be construed as the correct, or incorrect method, it's just what we do.

I guess if you shouldn't be using it, then the manufacturer would have made it cut in at say.... 70 - 75 kmh? FIIK....

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Member - Dedalus (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 07:54

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 07:54
Thanks for the reply! But what about fuel economy?
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 08:14

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 08:14
Well, I am guessing, mind you, that the economy, although only slight, would have to be a little better, wouldn't it?

Sort of like driving everywhere in third gear, as opposed to fourth gear. Hard call, especially around town, stop-go-stop-slow-fast....

I just leave O/D on, and let the transmission deal with it. Okay, we also run a diesel, which doesn't mind plodding at 1500 rpm, whereby you run a petrol - gas engine.

You'll have to monitor this aspect yourself, say.... a fortnight in third, as opposed to another fortnight in O/D.

Cheers

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 08:19

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 08:19
I used to drive my camry with OD on but was told by my mechanic not to. I noticed no difference in economy as it laboured less and kicked back less frequently with it off. Sometimes clicked it on for the 80k stretches on the way home to Salisbury
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 22:48

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 22:48
My 3.0 auto Patrol handbook reccommends leaving OD turned on for normal driving. I've never had a problem doing so.
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