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Old 09 Jul 2011, 12:01 am
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Default On my 2003, CR-V, what does the Overdrive button mean?

I think I know what it means, by just the name of it. Does it mean, it keeps the vehicle more stablized on the road. Stability control? more traction the road? I would think it'll be helpful in the rain & snow. And have it off, during normal days, when i dont need it.

Now I thought turning the over drive button off, would help me save gas. However, I noticed when I press it - to turn it off - Its using more RPM or its at rpm 3 (so I'm guessing more engine power?). but when it is on, its at rpm 2. So apparently having it on, is saving me gas? Hopefully this makes sense! lol

can someone please explain to me in detail what this overdrive button is for and what happens if I turn it off and when i turn it on? ALSO, which will save me gas? thanks in advance!

Any other helpful tips for the 2003 - CRV? I just bought it a year ago. How long has your CRV lasted, if you had one? I bought it when it was at 70,000 miles. now its 89,573!!!

no it wasn't difficult. I like asking questions on yahoo, to see what others think or read about their opinions. Only this time, I used it to on specific question I had and not opinion matter related question. Big deal, got my answer! Yes, I am very lazy, just cause of it!!
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Old 09 Jul 2011, 12:16 am
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over drive is a gear you would want to use on High speed highways, In other words its just an extra gear.
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Old 09 Jul 2011, 12:31 am
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It means the exact same thing that Overdrive means on any other car.

If you turn it off, you get worse gas mileage.

Turn it on, better.

But you COULD HAVE SEARCHED. Stop being lazy in the future. You could have found your answer in a fraction of the time it took you to type all that.

"I think I know what it means, by just the name of it."

And it was too hard for you to just type "overdrive" into google? Really? It was THAT difficult?
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Old 09 Jul 2011, 12:46 am
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for your answer overdrive button is put on your CRV for towing it keep es it out of over drive so the trans dint burn up from getting to hot pull int the extra weight , if u keep it in overdrive when pulling boat camper ETC u will burn up the trans , ck the ck the owners book in the dash & it will give more info its fine to leave it in overdrive at all times with out pulling something
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