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Old 08-10-2017, 10:15 AM   #19 (permalink)
Fat Charlie
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Second gear can take me up to 50mph, good enough for everything but a highway. Yes, the upper end of the tach is less efficient, but I'm out of it and into fourth or fifth immediately.

There's a lot of overall efficiency to be gained from one hard pulse versus a few less hard pulses.
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Originally Posted by sheepdog44 View Post
Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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