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Eco/Power button

JSTCOZ

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Hey,

Still getting to know my Commy (example: Found out if i accelerate up a steep hill in the wet all i do is spin the wheels for a bit haha) anyway.

I was wondering what difference that Power/Eco button really does? I've only driven it with Eco on cause I don't want it to start guzzling my fuel. Is there a noticeable difference people have noticed or maybe any actual stat figures people can post?

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Matt
 

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All it does is shift the shift points of the automatic trans.
It doesn't give you extra power or any crap
 

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its mainly for towing
 

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so it doesn't use much fuel either? Do you drive with it on or not? Meh when i fill up ill just try it out, expecting nothing special lol
 

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not sure about the fuel but if it did use more fuel it would be barely noticeable.. just leave it off unless ur towing
 

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I does use a bit more juice, but thats only because to the have the motor rev higher, to ulimately need more combustion,
MORE AIR needs MORE FUEL = Higher Revs

Eco = Gear change in normal driving conditions at 2500-3000rpm

Power = Gear change in normal driving conditions at 4700 -5500rpm

Power does make the car go a bit better as in reaction time for downgear changes but only really ever holds the gear to optimum POWER for better driving

I drove around with power on for a whole tank of prem fuel, - got about 380kms (city)
I mainly drive around with eco, which mean means a whole tank of prem fuel - 550kms (city)
 

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I does use a bit more juice, but thats only because to the have the motor rev higher, to ulimately need more combustion,
MORE AIR needs MORE FUEL = Higher Revs

Eco = Gear change in normal driving conditions at 2500-3000rpm

Power = Gear change in normal driving conditions at 4700 -5500rpm

Power does make the car go a bit better as in reaction time for downgear changes but only really ever holds the gear to optimum POWER for better driving

I drove around with power on for a whole tank of prem fuel, - got about 380kms (city)
I mainly drive around with eco, which mean means a whole tank of prem fuel - 550kms (city)
Thanks for that. So with my exhaust system... if i had it on 'power', then it would get a higher sound out of it aswell i guess? meh ill check later
 

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Also keeps it out of Overdrive (4th).
 

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I did a tank on PWR and it didnt make that much difference in terms of fuel usage. It depends how you drive it, I took it pretty easy.

Wraith: It still lets shifts into 4th but not til about 100km/h.
 

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I did a tank on PWR and it didnt make that much difference in terms of fuel usage. It depends how you drive it, I took it pretty easy.

Wraith: It still lets shifts into 4th but not til about 100km/h.
My VR doesn't. I always switch to power to overtake as it goes down to 3rd.
 
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