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Old 08-02-2004, 01:00 PM
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hi all

this is my first topic in this forum and I hope you will understand my question:

I have Civic EX 2004 - automatic transmission
Is it a good idea to switch between D - N when I wait at a crossroad or somewhere else? or just stay at D???

waiting dor your comments...


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Old 08-02-2004, 01:23 PM
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I like putting it in R myself, the people behind you LOVE that!
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Marauder &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I like putting it in R myself, the people behind you LOVE that! </TD></TR></TABLE>

HAHA.

To answer the question though.....no, leave it alone and in drive. Think of the fact that you may actually need to get going as a quick response and or, if someone nails you from behind while you are in neutral, you're going to have to hit the brake to stop as opposed to the car stopping because of gear drag.
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Spade Think of full stop and wait more than a minute ...
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ROFL yea R kicks ***, and make sure you rev to atleast 6k then dump the clutch.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by nikata &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Spade Think of full stop and wait more than a minute ... </TD></TR></TABLE>

WTF...why in the world would you want to put it in N??? Just put it in P and turn the ignition off! LOL
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by spyderracing32 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> rev to atleast 6k then dump the clutch.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Well, if there was a clutch in a automatic car!

Okay, I'll be serious for a moment instead of sarcastic.

Putting the gear selector in Neutral instead of Drive, just disconnects the engine from the torque converter. So when you step on the gas pedal there is no load on the engine.

Normally when you stop, the torque converter seperates the engine from the transmission so it can idle, instead of stalling out the engine, acting like a clutch in a manual transmision car. What purpose does this really serve? Beats me! I doubt it'll lenghten the torque converter life.
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Thats a different story...
so you are not sure of the use of Neutral as I understand...?
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by nikata &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thats a different story...
so you are not sure of the use of Neutral as I understand...?</TD></TR></TABLE>

Well, what's YOUR understanding of it???????
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I am not sure if the engine is separated from the torque converter when the car stops. That is why I think that putting the vehicle in N would take the pressure off the engine while I am stopped at a red light (and as u all well know, some red light last forever). Why do you think is N right there between R and D?
I have noticed that my car is using a little less gas when I use this trick(D - N)...

any comments?
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if a torque converter did not seperate your engine and transmission, your engine would stall out and shut off when you stopped.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by nikata &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I am not sure if the engine is separated from the torque converter when the car stops. That is why I think that putting the vehicle in N would take the pressure off the engine while I am stopped at a red light (and as u all well know, some red light last forever). Why do you think is N right there between R and D?
I have noticed that my car is using a little less gas when I use this trick(D - N)...

any comments?
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Dude, are you seriously that block headed?

Are you a troll attempting to stir up ****?

Come on man.

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I have heard you should not use nutral, just keep it in drive.
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