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Overdrive- better on or off

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by TACO99, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. TACO99

    TACO99 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    is it better to drive with o/d off or on. is there a gas mileage difference?
     
  2. Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

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    On unless you're towing.
     
  3. lonzorizo

    lonzorizo Well-Known Member

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    Do you understand what overdrive is? If off it keeps your truck from upshifting into 4th...of course it will affect MPG if your doing 70 down the freeway at 3500 rpm's in third gear.
     
  4. Kappes03

    Kappes03 Legend of the UG

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    Ehehehehe silly autos
     
  5. Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

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    How's your throw out bearing treating you? And the squeaky clutch? And the worse MPG you get? :p

    (Still give you props for your _______ pictures though. :anonymous:)
     
  6. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Worse mpgs???...haha..oookay.


    OP, leave it on.
     
  7. Krazie Sj

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    On 2nd gens Autos get better MPGs because of a taller final gear. Suck it. :boink:
     
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    The Driver Trail Runner/Barefoot Beach Runner/Snow Skier

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    Q, why does my tranny looses its "smoothness" when turning off the OD?

    It's not terrible, but a it's about the only complaint I have with my truck!
     
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    silly 2nd gens..haha
     
  10. gacandido2010

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    when the OD icon is on tht means drive is off right?
     
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    When you press the button a light should come on that says "od off"...aka overdrive off.
     
  12. tacoman355

    tacoman355 WORD!?!

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    ^^^ :rofl:
     
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    Steezyskis I ski I work I'm rad

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    My overdrive drops me 750+ rpm running 60 mph on the highway. That's a lot of gas.
     
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    Hey guys, I run my tires at 4.3 psi. Is this bad for gas mileage? And I didn't have new oil so I used old veggy oil from my fries.
     
  18. Steezyskis

    Steezyskis I ski I work I'm rad

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    4.3 is a little low 5psi is ideal for best gas milage. And as long as it synthetic veggie oil, you should be good. :D
     
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    My bike pump won't get them past 4.4. :(
     
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    Silly rusted frame 1st gens.
     
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