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Old 09-01-2008, 11:33 AM   #11
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I would guess (if you had a scangauge) that 30-35mph would give you max mpg.


My 4th gear starts at about 38-40mph and that is my optimal speed. I try to go 45mph usually to ensure it stays in 4th gear.
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:52 PM   #12
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Yep, I hit 42mph and the Torque converter locks. But I can reduce the speed (without totally letting of the throttle, otherwise it will unlock again) all the way down to 35mph.

That's what I always try to do if the speed limit is 35mph, go to 42 and then back down to around 37-38mph so that it is locked.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:59 PM   #13
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i got my scangauge now. and i tested my idea. Highway driving scanguage reads 33-40mpg. driving city speeds 35-45mph. scanguage read 42-49mpg!!!!! holy mpg Batman.
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Yep, I hit 42mph and the Torque converter locks. But I can reduce the speed (without totally letting of the throttle, otherwise it will unlock again) all the way down to 35mph.

That's what I always try to do if the speed limit is 35mph, go to 42 and then back down to around 37-38mph so that it is locked.
thats exactly what i do. my torque converter lock at 42 and i can usualy bleed speed down to about 36-37 mph without it unlocking.
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