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Old 04-02-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
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When I I turn off overdrive and drive around for about 5 minutes, the temp gauge rises. Is that normal?
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The engine is running harder so I think yes
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So is it bad to turn off overdrive?
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More wear and tear on the motor. I don't mess with it. Sometimes if I want to be in the gear longer maybe.
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Alright, thanks. I figured overdrive didn't hurt until i saw the temp gauge rise. Thought overdrive was there only to save mpg.
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Alright, thanks. I figured overdrive didn't hurt until i saw the temp gauge rise. Thought overdrive was there only to save mpg.
Well it saves gas by changing into the next gear. The lower the rpms less gas,wear on the motor and trans
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If your temp is rising its not the o/d.. Have you checked for leaks or anything like that ? All the o/d does is keep it in a lower gear, to save mpg and that's only if your going above 45 mph...

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For instance if your cruising at 50, od off, your in 4th gear. If you hit the o/d button it'll kick it into 3rd
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Isn't overdrive 4th gear in our cars too?
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