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i live on a hill, everytime we had 2 go down this long kinda steep hill, is it good 2 use the overdrive 2 slow down the car?? or juss on normal road slowin down the car wif the overdrive? good?
 

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Uh, use overdrive in an auto to slow a car down? That's not what it's for. Overdrive just lowers your final gear ratio so you get better mileage. If you want to help your car deal with a hill in an auto, you could put the car in N, or 3 (or the appropriate gear for your speed) [take the overdrive off], so you're using your engine to brake more.

Those methods mimic downshifting with a standard transmission.
 

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Originally posted by vtecKiller@Sep 18 2005, 06:54 PM
i duno how 2 get into 3rd gear n keep it there, only way i can think of is usin overdrive off
Step 1.) Take the shifter while it is in the D position and push it left into the 3 position.

Step 2.) There is no step 2
 

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i thought if you heat up the tranny fluid when you do that stuff... that could result in your car blowing up and you'll die....

okay... maybe im lying about blowing up and dying, but im pretty sure your tranny fluid heats up, and that's not a good thing
 

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Engines work really well as brakes!!
 

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Originally posted by vtecKiller@Sep 19 2005, 02:48 PM
apparently im not talkin about the tC
im talkin about parent's other car
Turning off O/D on a 4-speed auto w/O/D is the same as sticking the tC in 3rd from D.

-Ed
 

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and how do you turn the overdrive off??

there is no button on our tc's is there???
i mean shifting into 3rd is easy but is there an overdrive button?
 

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Originally posted by EPSILON7617@Sep 21 2005, 12:06 AM
and how do you turn the overdrive off??

there is no button on our tc's is there???
i mean shifting into 3rd is easy but is there an overdrive button?
No there isn't and it's the same thing--the car will go no higher than third gear, that's all that putting it to 3 or turning off O/D will do.

It's not bad for the car to take long downhill grades with O/D off or in 3, so long as you put it back to 4 when the downgrade is over (I'm assuming you don't drive down something like Pike's Peak daily and have downhill grades lasting an hour long).

-Ed
 

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Originally posted by Wolo@Sep 18 2005, 03:22 PM
I always use my transmission to slow my car.

Much better than using the brakes.
True but why waste your engine like that, your just putting more wear and tear on your engine, the price of brake pads aren't to bad you know, price of an engine or transmission is much more costly
 

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