Overdrive


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Old 12-23-08, 08:27 PM
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I have a 2003 dodge ram 1500 with 4.7 liter motor automatic with the overdrive button on gear lever.what i would like to know is that i drive 36 miles round trip to work each day.I often brake a lot & its not a level road so would i get better gas mileage not using overdrive & would it hurt motor or transmission.thanks for your help.
 
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Old 12-24-08, 04:14 AM
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As far as better gas mileage, you will just have to try it and see, it will not hurt the engine or trans to run it in drive instead of overdrive
 
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Old 12-26-08, 01:35 PM
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overdrive is the most mpg favorable gear in your gearbox. it kicks in only when a specific momentum/speed is reached, for max economy. in a stop n go traffic it may not even engage at all. so just let it be.
 
 

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