T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Hmm thats interesting about the Commo there, basically it's a similar setup to the Falcon where by the 4th gear is a gate as opposed to the Magna and Camry with a button.
Only possible explaination of looking after the bands is the gear is held in 3rd so the band that is used to change to 4th is conserved and possibly the lockup clutch will operate in 3rd and therefore the trans is not slipping. Apart from that dunno what the benefits are. The disadvantage is obviously it takes abit of fuel. I've done all these mode experiments on dads car when i drive it. Yeah i'm abit of a techno gizmo guy when i'm on auto as i drive a manual all the time.
When speeds of 50km/h or under in the city i tend to put the trans into 3, with economy mode.
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
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