accually its too much strain on the transmission not the engine.JE.Electronics said:3 gear:
Transmission stays in second gear until 41MPH then it upshifts to 3rd.
If coming from 41+ MPH and slowing down (3rd gear).. it will downshift back to second gear at 35MPH.
hope it makes sense. I never use L gear. IT stays in First Gear and goes too slow until you hit 6500RPMs. To much strain on the engine.