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SC400 owners...ECT power vs. normal & OD???

Old 11-05-18, 11:32 AM
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There's nothing wrong with keeping over drive off when staying under 45 mph. It's just not the greatest to use it to force the engine to down shift but it really won't be an issue. If anything your saving tour tranny the stress of being under powered when it need it. Like city and back road hills. There is a reason they give you L, 2, OD off (essentially 3rd gear), and D. You drive it like a manual. Just don't be rough with it and use your judgement.
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Old 11-07-18, 06:42 AM
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@SC400TT
are you saying that your car is both automatic and a manual?
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Old 11-07-18, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by rentaro View Post
@SC400TT
are you saying that your car is both automatic and a manual?
rentaro are you trying to troll on an auto forum?

You can manipulate an automatic transmission to behave like a manual.... By sequencing through the gears and using OD off. However you rely on a torque converter instead of a clutch. It's not hard stuff. You wouldn't drive like that all the time but if your trying to redline in a race or for fun you can do it.
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Old 11-17-18, 10:50 PM
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PWR most of the time, it's a weekend back roads fun car.

Overdrive off to descend one hill that's a nasty speed trap. 45 at the top, 30 all the way down, 45 at the bottom. Engine braking rather than standing on the brakes all the way, wave to the cop that has a hapless tourist pulled over every time.
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