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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:56 pm 
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90 if i manually hold it there, in the 6cyl i wouldnt go over 80ish as its screaming its tits off - i dont like doing it really, just once or twice to see lol.
In the 8 once you change into 2nd gear, second later your at 110 easy, love the fkn 1st - 2nd gear change, shoves you in the back!
2nd gear climbs to about 140ish, never really watched.. :idea:

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:14 pm 
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I never look, only at the tacho :D
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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:21 pm 
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gets to 90 in first, again I dont like it bouncing off the redline myself. Only really done it once or twice. gets their fckn quick though!

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:28 pm 
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I never look, only at the tacho :D

Im too scared to watch that, if i hold it in 1st it goes over 6500 then i just shifted to 2nd lol - didnt know if it was gonna stop!
Yet to hit the rev limiter unlike the 6cyl.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:53 pm 
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I get about 60 in 1st and 100 in 2nd out of my manual EF, shifting just before the bounce (perfect shift for the NFS fans :P )

Interceptor, no offense but what sort of s**t v8 gets left behind by an auto XF ?!

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:59 pm 
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my XF will hit 83, but thats a couple of bars into redline territory (found out while proving to a holden V8 driving friend that he cant drive for s**t..... he really didnt appreciate being left by an XF.....)


fawk your xf hits 83.. thats morecore for an XF , is that like a differnt type of gearbox? or the stock ones?

stock as a bloody rock..... 2.77:1 diff, highway spec.... lol

that said, i just wish it didnt run outta puff at 160...... tho i think before i try pushing it any further i should get my tailshaft balanced..... to say it was vibrating is an understatement

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:47 pm 
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comhelp wrote:
HA i bet all of yas :lol:

110 in first (on LPG) but i didn't like the noise the enigine was making too much :o oh and it does help, if u are on LPG and doing manual gear changes, remember to ACTUALLY change the gears :oops:



Interesting, I had mine around 115/120 on lpg. was on the freeway and I planted it for an overtake and it shot to first for some reason.
Would have been just short of the rev limiter I think.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:10 am 
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um i THINK it might have dropped down to 2nd as i am pretty sure the car would not have dropped to 1 at that speed on its own, i.e. in D.

To give ya an idea, the needle was past the last number and bouncing

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:30 am 
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i know in my old 4cyl '85 3 speed auto toyota corona i hit 75-80, it wasnt to happy about it, had to install a tacho in it, i think it was at least 1000 over the 'redline' well, what the book recommeded

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:21 am 
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:D not sure was around 75 mark when the oil pump stoped pumping and the valve train sounded like a train

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:58 pm 
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um i THINK it might have dropped down to 2nd as i am pretty sure the car would not have dropped to 1 at that speed on its own, i.e. in D.

To give ya an idea, the needle was past the last number and bouncing



Nah it wasnt 2nd I know that for sure. Its the only time its dropped to 1st in those conditions that I can remember.. took me by suprise as it sounded like the engine was about to jump out of its bay.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 5:31 pm 
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the vyII commodore does about 80


I had a VTII auto work car, you can't really manual change in those, select first, and when it hits around 70kms it changes up, not like a Falcon which will sit on the rev limiter until you change to second.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:08 pm 
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the vyII commodore does about 80


I had a VTII auto work car, you can't really manual change in those, select first, and when it hits around 70kms it changes up, not like a Falcon which will sit on the rev limiter until you change to second.

Ive noticed this in my dads work cars too, all holedn ones that ive drive - vt/vx/vy no vz yet change by themselves.. not sure at what kms tho.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:29 pm 
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Daniel wrote:
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the vyII commodore does about 80


I had a VTII auto work car, you can't really manual change in those, select first, and when it hits around 70kms it changes up, not like a Falcon which will sit on the rev limiter until you change to second.

Ive noticed this in my dads work cars too, all holedn ones that ive drive - vt/vx/vy no vz yet change by themselves.. not sure at what kms tho.

i just sat it in D i didnt put it in to 1st...but if u do it changes up still eh? hmmm...interesting!

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:30 pm 
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I got a VZ at work back in October, (still the same 4spd slushbox) they play the same as the VT/VX/VY.

Dunno if the new 5sp auto doesnt' hold. But I guess if it were in 'sports mode' you'd want it to hold gears. But I don't know. Only got an Acclaim, not a SV6.

 

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