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Proper shifting RPM's for Legacy?
Posted 26 July 2004 - 10:04 PM
What are the recommended RPM's for shifting between gears? I know some cars are designed to shift w/ higher RPM's and can be damaged/worn prematurely with low-rev shifts, and vice-versa.
On a different note, I just got 29mpg with four people (and assorted weekend crap) in the car, and four surfboards on the roof! I love this thing!
Posted 27 July 2004 - 12:51 AM
Don't attempt any increase in speed with less than 2000rpm in gears higher than 1st or 2nd. If you must accelerate from such a low engine speed in 3rd, don't floor the gas pedal, press it slowly and smoothly downward.
Don't feel guity about wringing the needle up to 6000rpm, these engines thrive on it ;-)
Just make sure your oil and coolant are good !
Posted 27 July 2004 - 08:33 AM
Posted 27 July 2004 - 09:22 AM
In my manual, it gives the shift points based on speed, not RPM. Something to the effect that "for maximum fuel efficiency":
1st to 2nd at 15mph
2nd to 3rd at 25mph
3rd to 4th at 40mph
4th to 5th at 45mph
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