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shifting vs. throttle

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by danteisme, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Aug 8, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    danteisme

    danteisme [OP] Well-Known Member

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    stupid thought i was having while driving today, and i could not come up with an answer. this would only work with a manual transmission i guess. lets say you are on an incline. what is better for the motor, gas mileage, etc....

    more throttle in 5th gear at a lower rpm, or less throttle at a higher rpm in 4rth gear?
     
  2. Aug 8, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Remember your throttle controls RPM, not road speed. You need more throttle to reach that higher rpm in 4th gear to maintain equivalent speed.
     
  3. Aug 8, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    For MPGs, more throttle in a higher gear is better. The engine runs more efficiently with less restriction from the throttle.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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