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Old 06-29-2003, 18:29   #1 (permalink)
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EA power Button

I was wondering if anyone actually knew what the power/economy button does for the car?
It really doesn't feel any different with power switched on and was wondering if someone could shed some light on the subject?

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Re: EA power Button

The "POWER" (P) button actually increases the rev range from what the "ECONOMY" (E) mode would normally do. Obvisouly E mode would be ideal if fuel consumption was your thing. In P mode the engine holds the revs for a little longer after you let go of the pedal.

When flooring the car in E the engine would change gears at around 3500-4200 revs, whereas in P mode I have seen it reach redline at one stage on an ED. As far as I know, it delivers more torque in the mid range.

Anyone correct me if I'm mistaken.
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Re: EA power Button

your right edspaniard>> 'P' simply holds the revs longer before changing gears. In my EF the economy mode changes gears at ~2000rpm under light throttle whereas power will push through to redline if you want it to.
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Not to mention also, in P mode it is more responsive when accelerating.
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When flooring the car in E the engine would change gears at around 3500-4200 revs, whereas in P mode I have seen it reach redline at one stage on an ED. As far as I know, it delivers more torque in the mid range.
It doesn't produce anymore torque or anything like that. The P setting changes nothing with the engine, it just makes the electronic Automatic Transmission:

a) Downshifts quicker when giving full acceleration
b) Holds the gear longer before shifting up gears

You won't notice any difference between E and P if your a light foot.
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Re: EA power Button

With the foot to the floor there is no difference between power and econome mode. Its only under normal driving that the switch makes any difference!
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Re: EA power Button

all i know about this is to use 'e' to use up less fuel
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Old 06-30-2003, 03:55   #8 (permalink)
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With the foot to the floor there is no difference between power and econome mode. Its only under normal driving that the switch makes any difference!
I beg to differ, from what I've seen it's the opposite way around. With the foot to the floor and it in the P setting it drops down a gear quicker and then will hold it till about 4800RPM before changing up. If you put your foot to the floor with it in E and it's usually slow as shit to change down, and only goes to about 4400RPM before changing up.

I'll have to experiment and get the full numbers for you as mines got a tacho in it.
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Re: EA power Button

When switching to "Power" mode all it does is hold onto gears longer while under normal throttle, it's there for when you're towing heavy loads. If you want to go fast holding your foot to the floor on the accelerator in either modes will have the same effect.
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Re: EA power Button

Yeah basically as everyone has said, in P mode the gears are held longer than E mode.

The 4 speed transmissions allow for 4 different shift patterns which can be applied through the use of one of those chips.

If anybody would like information on these chips just ask

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