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Drive in D or forth gear

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DCW, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Dec 26, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    DCW

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    Question, does it hurt or help the transmission to drive in stop and go traffic in forth gear than in drive, Is it less or more wear and tear on the transmission.
     
  2. Dec 26, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    SplitDecision

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    Leave it in D. It won't hurt to leave in 4 other than your MPG though.
     
  3. Dec 26, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    MontanaTaco

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    I sometimes leave it in four around town. It has more snap and doesn't shift as much, but otherwise leave it in D.
     
  4. Dec 26, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    Thanks for such a quick response TW is great.
     
  5. Dec 26, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    Gincoma

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    I heard leaving it in 4 around town will get better mileage but know solid proof though. I still drive in D though
     
  6. Dec 26, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    OZ-T

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    ^^^ this

    MPG won't be the least bit affected unless you have the revs up over 2500 .
     
  7. Dec 26, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    Incognito

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    ^^^ This.
     
  8. Dec 26, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    I agree with OZ-T. My MPG didn't change when I left it in 4 around town. It definetly didn't go up either...still at 15:(
     
  9. Dec 26, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    OZ-T

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    ^^^ that
     
  10. Dec 26, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    4 around town is fine in my opinion... less shifting between 4-5
     
  11. Dec 26, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    ^^^ Indeed
     
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