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Old 01-27-2009, 04:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The numbers weren't accurate to begin with.. there is no fixed percentage of losses that can occur through a given type of drivetrain, so the numbers were placed there as holders to show the actual point - that automatic transmissions are no longer the power-defeating POS's they used to be.

I thought this would be evidenced by the use of words like "assumed" and "something like".

Sorry for not making that clear.
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