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Old 10-15-2013, 02:00 PM   #246 (permalink)
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The Golden Egg - '93 Toyota Previa DX
90 day: 31.91 mpg (US)

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90 day: 57 mpg (US)

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Have had this set up on my Toyota Previa for years now.

It will stall if you come to a stop with the switch on, TCC locked up, but drives "normally" otherwise. It will shift too early if you accelerate too slowly causing some lugging but then if you are accelerating too slowly you are not doing you FE any good. Manual shifting is done with the shift lever but it is not required. My vehicle comes with an overdrive button which is the final gear selection. That's the one I use the most to keep revs at a good level when cruising at lower speeds.

Makes the vehicle fun again. Feels like a standard transmission with auto shift.

One wire job in my vehicle.
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