Question for VX / D15Z1 Drivers / Swappers - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-24-2006, 05:07 AM   #1
Moderator
 
GasSavers_DaX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,209
Country: United States
Question for VX / D15Z1 Drivers / Swappers

Do you guys use the shift light? Just wondering...especially for the swappers.
__________________

GasSavers_DaX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2006, 05:25 AM   #2
Registered Member
 
krousdb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,480
Country: United States
Location: Raleigh, NC
I'm not a swapper but if you are interested, I do not use the shift light, mainly because it is blocked by my DVM which shows the O2 sensor output. I shift earlier than the light anyway.
__________________

__________________


krousdb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2006, 05:42 AM   #3
Driving on E
 
Matt Timion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,110
Country: United States
I think I'm going to install the shift light eventually... Unsure if I'll actually use it.
Matt Timion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2006, 07:36 AM   #4
Moderator
 
GasSavers_DaX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,209
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by krousdb
I'm not a swapper but if you are interested, I do not use the shift light, mainly because it is blocked by my DVM which shows the O2 sensor output. I shift earlier than the light anyway.
Is it even possible to shift earlier?

I remember I used to get so annoyed by the light when I had my VX (WAY before I was FE conscious) because it would come on at such a low RPM.

Does anyone on here (Bunger?) know how the ECU calculates the shift point? I don't remember it being the exact same RPM value each time.
GasSavers_DaX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2006, 08:38 AM   #5
Registered Member
 
LincolnW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 108
Country: United States
Location: Portland, OR
I never used the shift light on my VX. I would just ignore it.

I don't remember what RPM it would come on at, but I remember it being really low.
LincolnW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2006, 09:12 AM   #6
Driving on E
 
Matt Timion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,110
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by 90CivicStandard
I never used the shift light on my VX. I would just ignore it.

I don't remember what RPM it would come on at, but I remember it being really low.
I have a feeling the shift light is going to help get me a few more MPG. If the ECU thinks it's time to shift, I'm gonna shift.

Then again, I'm using a different transmission than the ECU thinks I'm using.
Matt Timion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2006, 10:19 AM   #7
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 270
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to molecule
i always used it as some kind of mental reference...
not necessarily "when to shift"...
more like..."how japanese honda inventors think"
lol
__________________
BE ZEITGEISTED
molecule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2006, 10:29 AM   #8
Registered Member
 
GasSavers_brick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 162
Country: United States
I had a Volvo with a shift light, and that was at a low RPM as well...2200 or so IIRC. Seemed insanely low at the time, now I'm thinking that the engineers definitely knew what they were doing.
__________________
'07 Toyota Prius
GasSavers_brick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2006, 04:04 PM   #9
Registered Member
 
GasSavers_Ryland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,325
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to GasSavers_Ryland
I tend to use my shift light about half the time, mostly as a reminder of "should I shift?" it'll come on even if I'm going up a hill with a fully loaded car, but it's amazing the tourqe that the engine has for cralling along, 45mph in 5th gear with the engine around what, 1,200rpm? it works on flat roads, not on hills.
GasSavers_Ryland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 05:17 PM   #10
*shrug*
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,195
Country: United States
Just for consideration I think we ought to note that the EPA classifies cars with shift lights in a seperate category as it considerably affects fuel economy.

It's like advertising, you can say you ignore it all you want but if you ever here someone say "leggo my" you know the sentence will end with "eggo."
__________________

SVOboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Camry Hybrid... cool display! Matt Timion Hybrid Vehicles 6 01-19-2006 05:29 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.