I didn't get a stick because I really don't know how to drive one. In high school (going on 6 years ago now) my friend kind of taught me how to drive stick in his Jeep Cherokee but I never got that good. It would have been a very annoying test drive.
I'm going to get a scangauge at some point soon. Is there any other OBDII tools that work in a similar way?
this is why manual transmissions are dying...
Originally Posted by PhotoDu.de
Oh, also I inflated my tires to 44psi when I went out for lunch. I'm going to drop it down to 35psi when it starts to snow though.
You might not have to as I drove through snow in my FJ cruiser with the tires at 51PSI, slammed on the brakes going 30mph down a little hill and they stopped just fine. I think it was sleet (water+snow) when I tried this. Now had it been ice, well that'd be a different story but it always is when it comes to Ice.
a CVT is a very interesting device. for most people (your average driver) it will (as many EPA ratings show it to have higher numbers) but it also doesn't allow you to EOC (engine off coasting) and it is very hard to DFCO (deceleration fuel cut off) in one as you have to apply throttle to a certain degree. if you take your foot off of the pedal in a CVT, you start to decelerate.
the new ones may be different but I have had friends that had hondas with them a few years back and they absolutely hated them because you have to constantly be applying pressure to the accelerator.
I guess it also depends on how the computer runs the CVT maybe you could tune it to be in it's most efficient RPM band. most of us are stuck with what the factory has decided it will do anyway.
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