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i ahve been having alot of fun with my auto gxe. but i dont know if this will hurt my tranny. i have been peeling using the reverse method. i will be going in reverse, pop it into drive and slam on the gas and it will peel out for like 2-3 seconds. is this safe?

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No. Hope you are saving for a new tranny.

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Good Luck with your tranny... really!
Before it falls off from the bottom of your car... be sure to check out where you can get a rebuilt one or perhaps a brand new one!
By that time when it really breaks down... umm... try your warranty I guess... not sure if they're gonna do it though... it is excessive wear and tear after all.
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Drive is for forward motion.

Would you slam your car into Reverse while it was still moving forward? No; you know its bad for the tranny, right?

So, did rolling backwards while engaging Drive ever appear to be a good idea?

Also, engine power (torque) goes into more places than a transmission. It passes through to the chassis and body. Not a tremendously big deal on our cars, but I'd like to see the shock on your face when a pro-street drag car pulls itself out of its body. It's rather expensive.

Bottom line, your causing undo stress onto your entire car.


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[This message has been edited by Y2K SE (edited April 14, 2001).]
 

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no, you're going to strip your gears... it's better to do the brake method.

hold down the brake while in drive, step on the accelerator hard to spool up the torque converter for a few seconds, keep it down while you release the brake and you will peel out

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What about pushing down the gas while shifting from N to D? I did that once b4 and the tires scream really really loud.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LKG:
What about pushing down the gas while shifting from N to D? I did that once b4 and the tires scream really really loud.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's called neutral slamming. Shift from N to D in that manner, I believe, is equally abusive on transmissions.

Manual tranny's cannot be emulated on most all automatics. You cannot modulate the clutch. You should not shift from N to D with your foot in the gas. You should not start in 1, redline, shift up, redline, shift up, redline, disengage overdrive lockout.

Sorry.

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[This message has been edited by Y2K SE (edited April 14, 2001).]
 

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We shouldn't start in 1 and redline it? How come? I wanna drive a manual too, but I have to share my car with my sister, and she doesn't want to learn ... so ... I am stuck with the gas-sucker-no-fun auto. By the way, how come manual gives better mileage? Sorry, it may be a too easy question for you experts.
 

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Look: mechanical parts are designed to last a reasonable amount of time driven under normal conditions. It was simply not designed to operate under those conditions. Manual transmissions get slightly better milage because as they shift through their gears there is some slippage in the torque converter. Once your car gets up to speed and the engine is warm enough the torque converter wil lock so there is no slippage. But it's the slipage during other times that causes slightly reduced milage. Not to be smart or anything but if you treat this transmission like you are you'll be walking. There are a bizzilion parts in the auto tranny and they won't take abuse. Replacement is $1600.

Good luck

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by adc100:
Look: mechanical parts are designed to last a reasonable amount of time driven under normal conditions. It was simply not designed to operate under those conditions. Manual transmissions get slightly better milage because as they shift through their gears there is some slippage in the torque converter. Once your car gets up to speed and the engine is warm enough the torque converter wil lock so there is no slippage. But it's the slipage during other times that causes slightly reduced milage. Not to be smart or anything but if you treat this transmission like you are you'll be walking. There are a bizzilion parts in the auto tranny and they won't take abuse. Replacement is $1600.

Good luck

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See, this is why I waited until I was 23 to buy my first new car. All that's out of my system. I just can't see abusing a new car like at, now. :)



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