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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:14 pm 
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hi guys , is there any truth to the tale that the auto should be left in power mode rather than economy for city driving ? a few people have told me this will help the auto live a bit longer? , fact or fiction?
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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:18 pm 
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all the power/economy button is change the shift points on the revs, i wont affect the gearbox at all, well shouldnt, if ya do a search u mite find a better answer than mine

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:31 pm 
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ed1 wrote:
hi guys , is there any truth to the tale that the auto should be left in power mode rather than economy for city driving ? a few people have told me this will help the auto live a bit longer? , fact or fiction?


possibly for higher box life becuase it holds gear longer. Definatly not for economy. I have tried both and definatly get better economy in economy mode. The name says it all really

the gearbox is electronic so let it do what it was designed for

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:35 pm 
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power for city driving and towing..
economy for country driving...

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:03 pm 
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i would agree with the above power is better for city, much less changes.
but then again when im in the city i just put the thing in 2nd and leave it there :) with gas who needs econ bwhaha

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:21 pm 
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your gearbox will last alot longer in power mode, talk to any auto place.
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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:31 pm 
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i used to drive my auto around town in 3 instead of D with economy mode on.
you'll lose out on economy a tad but they do last longer im told.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:32 pm 
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I get pretty much the same with econ either on or off, but its much smoother with it off :)

 

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