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#1 Sword

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 01:59 PM

Hi,

Just swapped my previa for a 2nd user LC Colorado vx 3.4 v6 - woooohooo! (then they put petrol prices up, lol).

Anyway, was wondering what the difference is between the Overdrive off switch (which we also had in the previa) and the PWR switch - which we didn't.

When would I one above the other?

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 04:51 PM

Hi,

Just swapped my previa for a 2nd user LC Colorado vx 3.4 v6 - woooohooo!  (then they put petrol prices up, lol).

Anyway, was wondering what the difference is between the Overdrive off switch (which we also had in the previa) and the PWR switch - which we didn't.

When would I one above the other?

ta,
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Posted 06 September 2005 - 08:50 PM

thanks Realspeed - but I'm a newbie to all this and still a little confused ...

Turning overdrive off then means that your car won't change up a gear so quickly - thus allowing you to accellerate faster but use more fuel.

Doesn't PWR do exactly the same thing?

If so, I'm still confused about the difference.

Apologies for thickness :-)
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Posted 07 September 2005 - 07:13 AM

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#5 Sword

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 07:46 AM

LOL, thanks - I think I'm getting there!

So why would anyone ever turn overdrive off? What would be the benefit?

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 12:45 PM

LOL, thanks - I think I'm getting there!

So why would anyone ever turn overdrive off?  What would be the benefit?

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 05:40 PM

I dont know enough about the Landcruiser setup to be able to say your talking rubbish, but on most auto Toyotas that I have driven the overdrive is just like a 4th gear, and does not have any effect on the other 3 gears.

My Surf is an auto and on that I have the 3 gears and overdrive, so driving in town I switch it off, anything over 45mph I turn it on and it will cruise along, the reason that I turn it off in town is that sometimes it goes into 4th gear/overdrive at low speeds and the engine will labour a bit, so with it off it keeps the revs up a bit.

The PWR switch when turned on will hold the gears a bit higher, so that the change happens at higher revs, useful for when towing.

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 05:13 PM

I dont know enough about the Landcruiser setup to be able to say your talking rubbish, but on most auto Toyotas that I have driven the overdrive is just like a 4th gear, and does not have any effect on the other 3 gears.

My Surf is an auto and on that I have the 3 gears and overdrive, so driving in town I switch it off, anything over 45mph I turn it on and it will cruise along, the reason that I turn it off in town is that sometimes it goes into 4th gear/overdrive at low speeds and the engine will labour a bit, so with it off it keeps the revs up a bit.

The PWR switch when turned on will hold the gears a bit higher, so that the change happens at higher revs, useful for when towing.

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I was going to post something similar to that myself but you beat me to it :lol:

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 10:14 PM

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:11 PM

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