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Old 23 Apr 2010, 11:30 pm
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Default Quick Question about Autostick

When in autostick mode, the transmission if supposed to hold the gear youre in until you get to the redline or below 20 mph from what ive read in the owners manual. I was just wondering if it would be hard on the motor/transmission if you kept it in 4th gear on a hilly curvy road to keep it from downshifting? The lowest speed would be about 30mph around curves and then up to 50-60 in the straights. I have no doubts that the motor has the torque to pull the hills and such, i am just concerned about "lugging" it around?
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Old 24 Apr 2010, 08:52 am
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Default Re: Quick Question about Autostick

I would not do that. I have 109000 on my GT with auto stick and use it all the time. But when I think it is time for the trany to shift I shift back into drive. Much easyer on the trany. And I think it will shift by it's self anyway even if it is in auto stick, when needed.
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Old 24 Apr 2010, 06:57 pm
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Default Re: Quick Question about Autostick

Yeah dont let it stay in overdrive as its the weakest point in the 41te trans. ALWAYS use 1-3 if accelerating, pulling hils, etc....use 4th (overdrive) only for smooth cruisng on flat or downhills AFTER you get up to speed.

Your trans will last much longer
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