What gear? - Page 3 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-10-2006, 08:32 PM   #21
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
Thread Starter
 
Skippy1827's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin
Posts: 747
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Skippy1827 is on a distinguished road
Default

Glad I asked... So what should I do?
I have had no problems running in 3rd in the city, and D on the freeway.
I noticed that cruising at 55, I run at just below 2000 RPM in D, but in 3rd, it runs over 2000 rpm.
Skippy1827 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 09:14 PM   #22
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by toastedoats
i wouldnt say that these "arent standard transmissions" if anything, our transmissions are getting outdated
I call it an automatic trans, like GM did.. and mine isn't outdated...it'* high mileage and doing great! Put'er in D and mash it!
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 09:20 PM   #23
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 7,545
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hans is on a distinguished road
Default

only keep it in drive where you are driving between 45 and 50.

if you are doing 55 steady or faster OD if 45 or slower drive.
Hans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 09:20 PM   #24
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NEBF:06,07 | NYBF:06,07 | ONBF:06,07 | CNBF:06 & more............
Posts: 8,029
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bandit is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Quote:
Originally Posted by toastedoats
i wouldnt say that these "arent standard transmissions" if anything, our transmissions are getting outdated
I call it an automatic trans, like GM did.. and mine isn't outdated...it'* high mileage and doing great! Put'er in D and mash it!
ok why does every one keep saing D..... Mine has 1.2.D. O-D.. i have a Colum shift are they diffrent?
bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 09:22 PM   #25
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bandit
i have a Colum shift are they diffrent?
OMG...that made my week!
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 09:24 PM   #26
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NEBF:06,07 | NYBF:06,07 | ONBF:06,07 | CNBF:06 & more............
Posts: 8,029
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bandit is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Quote:
Originally Posted by bandit
i have a Colum shift are they diffrent?
OMG...that made my week!
ha ha ha... Varyfunny...

I mean does your say 1,2,3,D or 1,2,D, O-D
bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 09:26 PM   #27
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 7,545
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hans is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Quote:
Originally Posted by bandit
i have a Colum shift are they diffrent?
OMG...that made my week!
LOL


no they aint different.

your trans shifts into overdrive (4) about 48-52 i believe

96+ say 3rd and overdrive I belive.....95 and older say 1st 2nd D and OD
Hans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 09:27 PM   #28
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NEBF:06,07 | NYBF:06,07 | ONBF:06,07 | CNBF:06 & more............
Posts: 8,029
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bandit is on a distinguished road
Default

lol... GGEERRR...

i know there all the same. Trans.. i just mean what the gears are labaled on the Console or/shifter...
bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 09:45 PM   #29
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Going to look... who notices...drop in..and go

D....and Sunny stopped over...
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 10:20 PM   #30
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 11,307
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bonnie94ssei is on a distinguished road
Default

I always use O/D. I drive 450 miles a week, mostly highway miles at 65-70 mph. I haven't used 3 since I got this car in April. I let the tranny do the work. I'll worry about shifting when I get something with a stick shift.
bonnie94ssei is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FYI if you lose 4th gear / no fourth gear / no 4th gear caminated2k 2000-2005 6 07-24-2005 11:26 PM
Car shudders in high gear under load - transmission? ssewannabe 1992-1999 43 05-09-2003 12:32 PM
Can't shut off head-lights while in gear. Phallout 1992-1999 7 03-18-2003 08:59 PM
Engine Hesitation at 4000 rpm when not in gear StoopidSavant 1992-1999 7 12-29-2002 10:29 PM
hesitation from 3rd to 4th gear ?? Drifter420 1992-1999 10 08-14-2002 08:24 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:05 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.