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yo, wasup, had a question for ya'. does downshifting on an automatic cause any damage to the engine?
nissanracer805 said:yo, wasup, had a question for ya'. does downshifting on an automatic cause any damage to the engine?
Say you want to keep the rpms higher on the street for better acceleration, turn o/d off. If you're going up a hill and the car is in 4th and lagging bad, turn o/d off. If you're still going up the same hill, going less than 65mph and still lagging, put it in 2. Be creativeJayL1967 said:Can some body explain to me when I have to use the o/d button and when I can downshift to 2?
it does, but only to a certain extent. It decides on it and sometimes it will and sometimes it won't. when I want to reach into that top-end power, I downshift myself to be sure it'll be in the gear I want when I want.crzflip02 said:Well, doesn't the automatic transmission "automatically" down shift when you push the pedal down?
That jerking can't really be only because you hit 60mph with o/d off...I mean, 3rd gear can go to top speed, and it does if you floor the pedal even with o/d on. Also, don't you think the nissan engineers would have not put an o/d button if it was too risky to use it.selrider99 said:i knew nothing about overdrive and i turned it off one day and started driving i must of hit about 45-60 somewhere in between there...when i stopped at the light the car kept jerking and almost died....that was the last time i shut it off.....lol