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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-11-06, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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My 82 cv has the aod tranny. My mechanic said to keep it in drive while around town, but I find if I let it go into o/d at about 45mph I get much better gas mileage. I don't stomp the pedal while driving that slow in o/d.
Is this Ok for this tranny, or is it better to save the o/d until up on the highway?
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Re: aod question

The trans should be put in "OD" for most normal driving conditions. Only shift lower for hill climbing or going down hills.
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Re: aod question

While driving in the city from 0-55 MPH drive in D, and when driving highway 55+ MPH drive in OD. Trust me you will prolong the life of the OD of the tranny and it is also stated in the owners guide to drive this way too.
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Re: aod question

By leaving it in OD, you're allowing the transmission to shuffle between third and fourth gears and believe me, it will. Burns out the overdrive band a lot faster, from what I hear.

Ditch it for a T5.
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