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Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 8:16 pm 
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iz it ok to use gears 1,2,3 in automatic transmision (4 speed auto from a fairmont ef)???
can it stuff up the gearbox in any way?
and if you can drive it like that, how should you do it (do you have to let go from the accelator when changing gear)????

 

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Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 8:37 pm 
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well ive heard people say its fine, but then theres another group that says its bad.

 

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Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 10:15 pm 
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Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 10:21 pm 
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its a auto so why would you really want to unless u need to hold a gear. it shouldnt damage the box,
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Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 10:30 pm 
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As said above, if trying to hold a gear, like on hills (up or down) it should be fine, otherwise it wont make much of a difference..

For the factor of when you wanna feel like your doing something in the auto not just sitting there, if your sensible it should be fine.. Depends HOW much you do it I guess.
Id say be smart about it, dont go throwing into 1st at 70kmhr lol and make sure you get the box serviced more often = good for box anyway!

PS: if its already rough then i wouldnt want to make it any worse, if it feels nice n smooth then your one of the lucky ones that hasnt had a neglected box.

 

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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 12:18 am 
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You can draw out your shifts if you want to go into race mode but do not over do it.

Just a bit of advice, do not shift it into R for race while you are going forward.

 

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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 12:47 am 
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opto wrote:
You can draw out your shifts if you want to go into race mode but do not over do it.

Just a bit of advice, do not shift it into R for race while you are going forward.


Haha somebody i know got a bit sideways around a corner down here a while back whilst in 1st in his auto.... hes slammed the shifter up half way into it and somehow or the other its ended up in reverse..... had no reverse for probly 4 months before he finally got it fixed
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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 12:55 am 
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i used to do this in my fairlane and i ahve to say i think it was a bad idea coz the transmission just got rougher after that and i have heard similar reports from friends.
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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 1:02 am 
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Used to do it years ago in an old XF I had , and within a year the box was rooted!

 

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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 2:08 pm 
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i had a passnenger (In the back) throw herslef up thourhg the middle seats and manage to push the button and throw it into PARK while i was driving. luckily i was only doing about 20 and was braking for the intersection.
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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 2:20 pm 
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The gearbox should have just clicked till you almost came to a stop. As for shifting down to first, mine wont shift till it gets below 60. Can still end up with a compression lock up going into second at 105...

 

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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 2:55 pm 
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kraddy wrote:
had no reverse for probly 4 months before he finally got it fixed





that was 6 months thank you kraddy!!
and i was being lazy :)

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 1:19 am 
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Andrew J wrote:
The gearbox should have just clicked till you almost came to a stop. As for shifting down to first, mine wont shift till it gets below 60. Can still end up with a compression lock up going into second at 105...

yea i got compression lock up doing that

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 8:33 am 
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Drive mine manually most of the time....no issues :P the odd squeak from the diff but thats just from the shift kit when i have it turned on

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 8:46 am 
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over 12 months with my BA and now BF shifter in my car, always changing the gears with the SSS I do have a trans cooler though, and still working fine, needs a service but thats just normal.

 

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