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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-06-2003, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
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Hey all,

I would like to know what is overdrive? Thanks.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-06-2003, 08:43 AM
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to put it simply it's your 4th gear

to explain further it's a gear that allows you to cruise at lower RPM's and get better MPG
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Oh I see...
At first, I thought that is gear 5.

So, can i switch overdrive manually?

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nope. your car automatically shifts into overdrive when needed. it really isn't something that you will feel or see or will win you a million dollars. it simply is another gear in the transmission.

The term "overdrive" comes from a little while back, when it was un-common for a the transmission output speed to be faster than the input speed. in transmissions that had gears for this (often, the engine spins 2 times for every 3 or so times the drive-shaft spins)... those transmissions were reported as "overdrive" transmissions, because direct drive is a 1:1 ratio.

Now that it is relatively "easy" for transmissions and engines to use overdrive... the term is slowly fading away.. as it is just something that is expected of cars.

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