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Old 11 Oct 2007, 08:04 pm
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Default Will switching from D to D3 while driving damage my civics engine?

Is it better to race in D3? I notice it shifts at a higher rpm but idk if that helps while racing. Will D3 work as a down shift when driving up hills? I hate when the engine dosent respond when driving up hill!
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Old 11 Oct 2007, 08:06 pm
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I used to shift in D3 while accelerating and the car moves much faster but then downshifted to D while still accelerating to increase control of the car caused my transmission to fail and the engine died. Had to replace it for $5000 on a 2004 civic. Don't do this, if you wanna race get a manual trans.
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Old 11 Oct 2007, 08:09 pm
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In your car, D is where your car switches automatically between 4 gears. In D# mode, your car switches only between 3. In this, your car will travel to a higher RPM before shifting into another gear. This is why we get more power.If you switch the gear from D to D3 your car, if travelling in the fourth gear will switch to the first gear of the D3 mode. If this happens, the first gear will be forced to accelerate upto 13,500 RPM to compensate with the rotating rear shaft. That is why your gearbox and transmission can blow out.So don't try and do that!
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