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Old 04 Aug 2003, 01:59 pm
Gabriel Afana
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Default Re: TL Tach question

Me too. The only time the car will downship and the tach will race is when
you are going up a steeeeep hill. By my house, there is a huge hill that I
usually take in 2nd gear. When I am on cruise control and there is nobody
in front of me...the car on cruise will usually shifts to 3rd and takes it
just fine. It think for the most part the tach stays the same because the
engine got good torque. Enough to handle the hills without reving. Also,
maybe the cruise control is good enough to give it just that extra bit of
gas going up the hill to keep it just at the same RPM...just sucking more
gas to give the power. Next time....hold your foot over the gas pedal and
see if the gas pedal moves at all when going up those hills.


"Victor Purinton" <victor1008@attbi.com> wrote in message
news:71ebe3a9.0308040750.4edd8629@posting.google.c om...
> Hi folks
>
> I'm just curious ... this past weekend I was cruising in Maine in my
> 2000 TL, and I had the speedo locked at 80 mph. As the car went up
> and down hills, the tach stayed at the same value (around 2200 rpm).
> Why doesn't the engine rev up when I go up a hill? (If the hill is
> real steep, the tach does jump, even though the tranny is not
> downshifting!) I don't know much engine technology, so my first
> assumption was something to do with VTEC, but I thought VTEC only
> kicked in at high revs. So I'm stumped.
>
> As an aside, 2200 rmp is amazingly low for 80 mph. I would assume
> that other TLs do the exact same thing, but just out of curiousity,
> does anyone want to take your car out and confirm that?
>
> Cheers!
> Victor



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