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Old 07 Aug 2003, 10:27 am
super_nintendo_chalmers
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Default Re: TL Tach question

you must have a 6speed auto..
i find the TL barely needs to downshift going up hills at highways speeds..
if anything, the torque converter unlocks so the rpms can go up a little,
but it doesnt downshift a gear.

"Victor Purinton" <victor1008@attbi.com> wrote in message
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> 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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