I've actually run in 3rd for awhile. Even though my car is well "broken in" (30K) I still like to mix it up in the gears occasionally. I don't want the car to get used to 3 - 4k revs.JPinTO said:Huh---- 3rd on the highway??? You've gotta be driving real slow for that... I'm redlining 3rd on the highway.
In the 325 there isn't enough low end torque to use 5th in the city, gotta have the revs up.CD-55 said:
Huh.. Why the hell would someone not use 5th!
I also use 5th in the city. 5th does fine at 35 MPH, so on the freeway... of course I am going to be in 5th.
You must must run close to redline in third.in_d_haus said:
I've actually run in 3rd for awhile. Even though my car is well "broken in" (30K) I still like to mix it up in the gears occasionally. I don't want the car to get used to 3 - 4k revs.
I'll run mine up to 6500 or so for say 5 miles then shift. One thing I learned as a mechanic, if you drive a car slow you get a slow car. Engines tend to take a set if you run them at a given rev all the time. If you drive a car that someone runs at 4000 revs and drive another car that is run around 600 revs or varied revs you will be able to tell the differenceJPinTO said:
You must must run close to redline in third.
I use 3rd and 4th on the highway all the time. But I don't "drive" in 3rd or 4th for any length of time.
Was that a typo? 50 km/h is, what, ~ 34 MPH. You can't possibly be in 5th at 34 MPH.Mystikal said:
Many people are like you. I dunno, anything 50km/h and up and I'm in 5th if I have no intention of accelerating hard. :dunno: