When I am at say 45 mph cruizin what gear should i be in or what rpm is suitable for cruizing at a certain speed. Is it better to be in fourth at 5500rpm or 5th at 4000rpm? Is it ok to cruise on the highway at 65 in 5th gear? Please elaborate
Just a hypothetical:
Full throttle in 6th uses more fuel than down shifting and using 10% throttle even when doing much higher rpm. Just keep an eye out for the economy light on the lcd panel and you'll see my meaning.
Don't worry about what gear your in verses how fast your going, if you have enough rpm to move you as fast as you want to go, then your fine. What you do need to be concerned about is lugging the engine. If your in a high gear and going really slow and roll on the throttle, this will lug the engine. This is very hard on the engine and other drive line components, so if your going 30mph in 6th gear, your probably lugging the engine.
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