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wallwombat
2/02/2010
2:19:57 PM
I just leave my van in overdrive constantly.

Sarah Gara
2/02/2010
4:16:19 PM
On 2/02/2010 wallwombat wrote:
>I just leave my van in overdrive constantly.

me too -didn't even know I had one or what it is. however it's not fuel efficient to do so unless you are travelling at 80+ so I'm told. So i don't any more. x

ajfclark
2/02/2010
4:34:59 PM
On 2/02/2010 Sarah Gara wrote:
>didn't even know I had one or what it is.

Would you like to know more? See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overdrive_%28mechanics%29

wallwombat
2/02/2010
4:47:33 PM
On 2/02/2010 Sarah Gara wrote:
>me too -didn't even know I had one or what it is. however it's not fuel
>efficient to do so unless you are travelling at 80+ so I'm told. So i don't
>any more. x

Really, I read the opposite and what I read makes sense.

"If overdrive is off you wont use the final overdrive gear, if you cant use that gear you cruise at higher revs, constant higher revs means less fuel economy"

"There's really no good reason to limit the transmission to third gear. The more time you spend in your highest gear (overdrive), the better your gas mileage. And the higher the gear, the fewer times the engine turns for the same amount of distance traveled, so the longer the engine lasts. So, basically, you want to put the shifter in overdrive all the time"

and here again

"For automatic transmission, you should always switch on your overdrive to help save fuel. Overdrive will allow your engine to change gears at lower revolutions. It also puts your transmission into an "economy" mode. It engages the final "overdrive" gear when cruising to keep the rpms extra low, thereby increasing fuel economy"

That's off a couple of different internet sources but I started doing it when I borrowed a book (The Idiots Guide to Auto Repair) from the library and it said the same in that.

masterofrup
2/02/2010
8:41:20 PM
if only we all drove manuals, not only would we save fuel but it wouldn't have been neccessary to turn chockstone into youfixitathomewithashifter.org
Wendy
3/02/2010
8:51:14 AM
On 2/02/2010 masterofrup wrote:
>if only we all drove manuals, not only would we save fuel but it wouldn't
>have been neccessary to turn chockstone into youfixitathomewithashifter.org

I don't know about that ... I have a feeling ww and I could fill the forum with van dramas if we were so inclined ...
mikllaw
3/02/2010
1:23:44 PM
On 2/02/2010 racingtadpole wrote:
>The overdrive button, I have to say thats funny, I havent laughed that
>hard for a while.......

That's nothing- I have
- tried to take the rear brake drum off with the hand brake on
- adjusted all the tappets to the "correct " clearances without turning the engine over (i.e. some of them had to be loosened 10 mm, and then rattled like a Bondi tram)
- lost a wheel after I "fixed" the wheel bearings
- while jamed upside down in an engine bay I hit my forhead really hard with the backswing of a hammer
- ditto ditto hurt myself swiping at flies while holding a hammer

jkane
3/02/2010
1:27:06 PM
On 3/02/2010 mikllaw wrote:
>- lost a wheel after I "fixed" the wheel bearings
Ha ha, I've done that too. Quite interesting to see one of your rear wheels overtake you. Actually, lucky no-one died.

ajfclark
3/02/2010
1:31:05 PM
On 3/02/2010 mikllaw wrote:
>- ditto ditto hurt myself swiping at flies while holding a hammer

That's gold.

nmonteith
3/02/2010
1:52:56 PM
>>On 3/02/2010 mikllaw wrote:
>>- lost a wheel after I "fixed" the wheel bearings

The one and only time I had anything to do with home car maintenance i did the very same thing. The wheel detached itself about 300km into our drive from Brisbane to Nowra.


Photo circa 1995

Sarah Gara
3/02/2010
5:15:57 PM
On 3/02/2010 mikllaw wrote:

>- while jamed upside down in an engine bay I hit my forhead really hard
>with the backswing of a hammer
>- ditto ditto hurt myself swiping at flies while holding a hammer

Ow.

Yes WWW I think you are right about OD -leave it on unless toeing. x

IdratherbeclimbingM9
4/02/2010
4:37:39 PM
On 2/02/2010 Sarah Gara wrote:
>In the end the main reason I didn't go to buffalo was laziness

... and as a consequence you shall just have to wait longer for your promised block of chocolate now.

After you did not turn up, I shared it with others around the campfire...

Sarah Gara
4/02/2010
9:26:47 PM
That photo is amazing - I can't see the pics at work It's a wonder you weren't all hurt/.

M9 If I'd known there was chocolate I'd have made more of an effort. I've just eaten my first redskin -they are pretty tasty. x

ambyeok
4/02/2010
11:29:03 PM
On 3/02/2010 jkane wrote:
>On 3/02/2010 mikllaw wrote:
>>- lost a wheel after I "fixed" the wheel bearings
>Ha ha, I've done that too. Quite interesting to see one of your rear
>wheels overtake you. Actually, lucky no-one died.

Also guilty as charged. When my axle snapped the wheel hit full right lock at 100kmh but luckily a gap in the median barrier miraculously appeared and I scooted up a side road. Very exciting.

Sarah Gara
5/02/2010
8:45:06 AM
On 4/02/2010 ambyeok wrote:

>> lucky no-one died.

> Very exciting.

i'd go with flippin terrifing. x
Wendy
5/02/2010
9:21:26 AM
I managed to blow a tire on the Bordertown-Frances road driving here once. The car did a pirouette, ending up facing across the road but sliding along the road. Amazed it didn't roll. Decided not to buy retreads again.
racingtadpole
5/02/2010
9:45:18 AM
Should it be cause for concern that some of our most prolific bolters/rebolters seem to have trouble doing up nuts and bolts? ; )
rolsen1
5/02/2010
12:56:38 PM
My car has a "power" button, I guess it gives it more power?
mikllaw
5/02/2010
5:04:41 PM
On 5/02/2010 rolsen1 wrote:
>My car has a "power" button, I guess it gives it more power?

Like the "brightness" button on the TV?



Shame on all you automatic owners!

ajfclark
5/02/2010
5:13:13 PM
On 5/02/2010 rolsen1 wrote:
>My car has a "power" button, I guess it gives it more power?

Makes the gearbox change up later. Using more fuel but producing more power. I'd guess it's exactly the same mechanic/electronics as the econ setting in other cars but on/off is reversed.

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