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Date Registered: 03-2006
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Overdrive light


just want to know if you guys could help me. in normal driving, should the overdrive light be turned off or on. Thanks for the help
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Date Registered: 12-2004
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Re: Overdrive light


Hi milano123,

And Welcome to the Forums.

My X-Trail is a manual although I have driven other auto vehicles as well.

In most other auto vehicles having the overdrive switched off would prevent the gear change from 3rd to 4th (the overdrive light would be on).

Having it switched on or off is really down to personal preference. You wouldn't want to be doing 100km/hr with it off and in 3rd gear as your fuel consumption will go through the roof. However using the overdrive off has it's advantages traveling up steep inclines, etc.

Some of the other auto x-trail drivers might want to elaborate.

Cheers

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Date Registered: 02-2006
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Re: Overdrive light


Hi,

About a year ago I bought a 125,000km 6cyl Camry as a stop gap car after selling a car.
My mechanic told me to turn overdrive off whilst driving around town. He reckons that in stop-start driving around town you're better off with less auto gear changes than constantly jumping into overdrive just to drop back 10sec later at the next lights.
His opinion is the possible extra fuel use is minor compared to the benefit of less wear.
I considered it good advice, so we still drive with the exy's overdrive off around town and on when heading outta town.

my 2c worth.


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It is as Jalal said, more about preference. And I concur with Brendan's reply. It's better in town with O/D off, as the constat gear changes can get annoying (hence I don't have a manual because 95% of my driving is in town). You wouldn't want it off for highway driving as the revs are high (noisier and greater consumption). But it is good for overtaking... forcing it to drop a gear and accelerate faster.. and much better for getting up inclines... but this is just my driving style, there's no reason why you couldn't have it on or off all of the time.

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quote:

Naff wrote:

It is as Jalal said



Hmmm, I think you meant Noel emoticon



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I leave mine with overdrive available most of the time - but it does help to turn it off when you get into 50 kph zones, and 40 kph especially. Also I lock it out when towing. In hilly sections I use it a little like a manual down shift before too much momentum is lost, and to avoid it changing up and down a couple of times in one climb.

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Thanks for the info guys. It really helps. Nice to know u guys as well. I own Xtrail just about 1 year. Really enjoy it so far.
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I am putting my faith in you guys
And going to drive at 100km/h with the overdrive light indicator NOT showing in my dash(i guess that is O/D off?)
I just dont want to ruin the car emoticon
SO 100km/h, overdrive OFF(not showing in dahsboard) is the correct approach emoticon ???

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Go for it mate, been driving my auto since 2003 like that LOL emoticon

You need to worry about getting a speeding ticket rather than ruining your exy emoticon

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So true
Spun the wheels in 2wd without even realising what i was doing
It by no means is a compact beast

Thanks for your help jalalski
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