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Should you leave the overdrive on your Toyota Camry?

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2011-10-20 16:59:17

"Answer_IGNORE_THE_PREVIOUS_ANSWER!!!!!_YES,_YOU_MUST_LEAVE_THE_OVERDRIVE_IN_THE_iON/i_POSITION_IN_YOUR_CAR_AND_THIS_IS_WHY:_The_transmission_comes_with_a_total_of_4_gears_including_the_Overdrive._Releasing_the_overdrive_only_restricts_the_transmission_to_a_3_gear_transmission_and_therefore_does_inot/i_give_you_extra_power_by_turning_it_on_(contrary_to_popular_belief)._The_manufacture_reccomends_leaving_the_Overdrive_ON_for_best_fuel_econimy_and_performance._Downshifting_to_second_gear_again_restricts_the_transmission_to_a_2_gear_transmission_(and_is_therefore_not_ionly/i_2nd_gear)_and_again_downshifting_to_1st_gear_restricts_the_transmission_to_only_one_gear_or_1st_gear._the_previous_answer_is_wrong._L8R._-_AHEARS."

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"Answer_IGNORE_THE_PREVIOUS_ANSWER!!!!!_YES,_YOU_MUST_LEAVE_THE_OVERDRIVE_IN_THE_iON/i_POSITION_IN_YOUR_CAR_AND_THIS_IS_WHY:_The_transmission_comes_with_a_total_of_4_gears_including_the_Overdrive._Releasing_the_overdrive_only_restricts_the_transmission_to_a_3_gear_transmission_and_therefore_does_inot/i_give_you_extra_power_by_turning_it_on_(contrary_to_popular_belief)._The_manufacture_reccomends_leaving_the_Overdrive_ON_for_best_fuel_econimy_and_performance._Downshifting_to_second_gear_again_restricts_the_transmission_to_a_2_gear_transmission_(and_is_therefore_not_ionly/i_2nd_gear)_and_again_downshifting_to_1st_gear_restricts_the_transmission_to_only_one_gear_or_1st_gear._the_previous_answer_is_wrong._L8R._-_AHEARS.">

Answer IGNORE THE PREVIOUS ANSWER!!!!! YES, YOU MUST LEAVE THE

OVERDRIVE IN THE ON POSITION IN YOUR CAR AND THIS IS WHY:

The transmission comes with a total of 4 gears including the

Overdrive. Releasing the overdrive only restricts the transmission

to a 3 gear transmission and therefore does not give you

extra power by turning it on (contrary to popular belief). The

manufacture reccomends leaving the Overdrive ON for best fuel

econimy and performance. Downshifting to second gear again

restricts the transmission to a 2 gear transmission (and is

therefore not only 2nd gear) and again downshifting to 1st

gear restricts the transmission to only one gear or 1st gear. the

previous answer is wrong. L8R. - AHEARS.

Not if you want to get the best life out of the engine and

transmission. The transmission is set up to shift into overdrive

whenever possible, to maximize the E.P.A. fuel ratings. However,

this results in the engine revolutions per minute being too low for

most driving conditions, which leads to carbon deposits in the

cylinders, and excessive unburned fuel having to be processed by

the environmental controls system. In city, on in hilly terrain,

turn the overdrive off. Cruising on the freeway, turn it on.


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