OK, never read that section of the manual, I guess. Other persons suggested
this technique, and it seemed to help avoid the "lurch" you get when
flicking the OD switch when accelerating. I think they mean "don't lift off
totally" -- it feels a little brutal to "power shift" into OD every time.
And of course you don't want to lift when flicking off.
I know some racers report not lifting at all and the OD still survives, so
it's not mandatory, certainly.
on 6/11/03 4:04 PM, Paul M. at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>> My questions - Are there any special
>>> precautions that I should know about
>>> in using the overdrive that might make
>>> it last a little longer?
>> You could briefly lift off the throttle
>> when shifting into OD, and blip it
>> when shifting out...
> This makes perfect sense, but a read of my owners
> manual specifically states that you should not lift
> off the throttle when either engaging or disengaging
> the overdrive. What gives?
> Paul Misencik
> 1971 MGB Tourer - Blaze
> Huntersville, NC USA
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires
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