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Engine RPM in a Loyale Wagon with auto trans?

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#1 Andy FitzGibbon

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 03:03 PM

I drove my first automatic Loyale today (looking for a car for my girlfriend). It's a 1993 and appears to have a three speed auto (only has D-2-1 on the shifter).
At 65 MPH, the engine was running at almost 4000 RPM. Is that normal? I'm used to a 5 speed, and it seems like they run less than that at 65.
Seems to be a good car, 128K and well taken care of.

#2 nipper


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Posted 18 September 2007 - 03:20 PM

yup, its a three speed automatic with a small engine. Can you say buzzbomb?


#3 ivantruckman


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Posted 18 September 2007 - 05:07 PM

my one does the same thing, if it bugs you allot try running 14 inch pugs and a little bit taller tires, but your spedo will be off

#4 Hondasucks


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Posted 18 September 2007 - 10:55 PM

yeah, I had an 82 that was an automatic (I quickly rectified that!) and 65 was like 4200rpm lol... Did great around town, but I got like 24 on the highway at 65 instead of the 36 that my 83 5 speed did.

#5 Andy FitzGibbon

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 12:33 AM

That's kind of what I figured, but wanted to check to make sure there wasn't something wrong. I hadn't thought about the fuel mileage issue. I suppose if you drove 55 everywhere it wouldn't do too bad. 185/80 13s would help a little, but also make it that much more of a dog.
Anybody who has an automatic Loyale- how does mileage compare to a 5 speed?

#6 backwoodsboy



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Posted 19 September 2007 - 07:48 AM

We have owned both.

Our 5 speed seemed to GROW gas in the tank instead of USE it:grin:

......the automatic on the other hand, was just like you said. Interstate travel at 65mph = screaming tach, not to mention sucky mileage :-\

#7 TheLoyale


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Posted 20 September 2007 - 12:07 AM

Yep that's a EA82 auto! It's not bad, I like mine. And about gas, Well i never got mine up to 65mph yet. Only about 55 on a Highway. Oops that's a ticket.:lol: but anyhoo mine don't use much gas. The EA82 or any flat 4/H4 is better at higher RPMs anyway, use's let gas.

Should i metion, how does it run? New plugs/wires cap/rotor stuff like that? Should be a good car for your GF.:)

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