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Neutral Gear Faster Than Drive Gear

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by tim920, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Nov 5, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    How come when I shift into N it is faster than D. This is of course letting go of the gas pedal and it's neither downhill or uphill. Is that a problem or is it suppose to be like that?:confused:
     
  2. Nov 5, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    Yes it is fine. Why are you putting it into N anyway?
     
  3. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    Let's say if I was coming to a red light, I would want to make it there without stepping on the gas. I figure it would sort preserve the gas. And also because I don't know how to drive a manual and it seems kind of cool. :D
     
  4. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    Not really good thing to do to an auto tranny.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    Yeah I know that. Shifting into N wouldn't be a problem, right? But would it be any different if I come to a complete stop before I shift it back into drive?
     
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    Well, you can do whatever you want, but I don't really think It will save a lot of gas. Plus in some states it is illegal to shift into neutral gear when on the road but this is more for the big trucks more than anything.
    Some other people on this site do the same thing, but I don't think it is worth it.
     
  8. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    The coolant is pumped via the engine being in gear. Put it into N and the pump stops working, aka toasted engine/tranny.

    It slows down cause the engine has a bit of engine retardation.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    Coasting with an auto tranny in Neutral can overheat the tranny. The engine drives the oil pump for the tranny, and by putting it in neutral, your cutting the oil supply to it, while its still being driven by the motion of the vehicle. Your better off leaving it in Drive when driving. Repetedly doing this could cause tranny to burn up.
     
  10. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    Holy crap! Thanks guys! I love this forum.
     
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    so what about manuals coasting in neutral? does the pump keep going?
     
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    since this is on the subject of gears... on my prerunner what is 4 3 2 L exactly used for i hear a lot of different things but never got a straight answer... and by the way i like this thread...
     
  13. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    Used for manually shifting gears. 4 is 1 thru 4, 3 is 1 thru 3, etc. D is 1 thru 5.
     
  14. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    is there a general purpose used for them..?? I.E offroad, towing, uphill..?? or is just like the trip-tronic or whatever it is were its more useless than anything else..?? thanks for the info chris...
     
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    They are used for going uphill or off roading. It will put the tranny into a lower gear, which will make it easier to go up the hill, giving the truck more torque.
     
  16. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    I dont know....I shift manually when off road, or want more engine breaking. Somtimes when taking off quickly, I shift manually. Or when towing......
     
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    Engine breaking.


    (I think):drunk:
     
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    There is no pump in manual transmissions (at least not in ones I've seen.) Fluid is moved around by the rotation of the gears/shafts.
     
  19. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    Doesnt give any more torque...Just allows it to stay in the selected gear.
     
  20. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    coo... thanks for the info.. sorry for jacking the thread...
     
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