i need to learn AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION!!! quick ques

jrober

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Jan 22, 2003
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Heathfield, UK
Sorry, couldn't resist it. All that talk about "driving with the parking brake on" and "change up between 20,000-30,000 rpm"! We shouldn't poke fun at those who have weak left leg muscles. So...

I need to learn Automatic Transmission!!! Any advice pls.:D ?

P.S. For those in lurve with the "Auto" follow these rules: "Parking Brake Off" and "Change up before the red line". If your car goes to 20,000-30,000 rpm it may be a Gas Turbine Rover P2 and therefore rare and you shouldn't learn in it.

John
 

baxterbrittle

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Nov 8, 2005
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Nice One:) I wish my manual would do 20 - 30k RPM. As it stands it only does 8,500! Which is already quite a bit for a car.
 

MacBoobsPro

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Jan 10, 2006
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jrober said:
Sorry, couldn't resist it. All that talk about "driving with the parking brake on" and "change up between 20,000-30,000 rpm"! We shouldn't poke fun at those who have weak left leg muscles. So...

I need to learn Automatic Transmission!!! Any advice pls.:D ?

P.S. For those in lurve with the "Auto" follow these rules: "Parking Brake Off" and "Change up before the red line". If your car goes to 20,000-30,000 rpm it may be a Gas Turbine Rover P2 and therefore rare and you shouldn't learn in it.

John
Dont forget the clutch to turn it on! :D
 

jrober

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Jan 22, 2003
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Heathfield, UK
To help myself I would say don't left foot brake!

Not that I do it normally but that useless left appendage sometimes takes over when bored and brakes. Silly thing thinks it is a clutch and then you wonder why the car stalls when slowing for a junction.

"Taken from Stick Shift for Dummies:
Clutch - Device used by learner drivers and old grannies to smoke out neighbourhoods with lots of hills. Produces what is known as that nice Ferodo smell."
 

auyongtc

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Apr 23, 2006
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Here are the gears as found on your automatic stick:

P - powerslide/drifting gear
R - rainy/wet weather gear
N - neutral, of course
D - dry weather gear (not drifting gear)
2 - 2-wheel drive gear
L - low grip gear

You will notice that you need to press the button on the stick to shift from N to R to P, because you don't want to engage those accidentally. The same goes for going from D to 2 and to L. But coming from L gear to 2, D, or N and from P to R, or N doesn't require the button to be pressed while changing.

Have fun :) :D :D :D
 

kretzy

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Sep 11, 2004
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I usually drive manual and the thing that always surprises me is that when you're in drive the car will move, even if your not accelerating. Just be sure to keep that foot near the break!
 

baxterbrittle

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Nov 8, 2005
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No no no, what you do is see - put the car into (L)earner gear, depress right pedal to floor, release hand brake - Pull on handbrake to slow car. Always keep foot planted on right pedal otherwise car will stall.
 

iGav

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Mar 9, 2002
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jrober said:
I need to learn Automatic Transmission!!! Any advice pls.:D ?
Well seeing as you've got left foot braking down :p the best way to get a quick getaway in an automatic (akin to dropping the clutch on a manual) is to hold the brake with your left foot, then gently press the accelerator to load up the torque converter, once you've done that... you should be able to dial in to 3,000-3,500rpm which is usually in the ballpark for the best launch revs on most cars, then drop the brake pedal like you would the clutch, it gets rid of that annoying slack that all automatics have when you put your foot down. ;) :p
 

RugoseCone

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Aug 22, 2002
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It never fails, whenever I rent a car it turns out to be an automatic transmission and at least once I end up slamming my left foot on the brake, in an attempt to engage the clutch.

Thankfully I'm usually alone when this happens, but it has occured on at least one occassion with a car full of people.
 

Black&Tan

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Mar 4, 2004
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No, you've got it all wrong. Automatic means you don't need to monitor the road, the car does it automatically. You're free to gab on your cel phone, read the newspaper, shave the 5 o'clock shadow, apply make-up, drink your coffee, get orally gratified, and eat a bowl of cereal with milk.

And I've seen all the above happen on the interstate at 50-85 mph.
 

Sdashiki

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Aug 11, 2005
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Behind the lens
auyongtc said:
Here are the gears as found on your automatic stick:

P - powerslide/drifting gear
R - rainy/wet weather gear
N - neutral, of course
D - dry weather gear (not drifting gear)
2 - 2-wheel drive gear
L - low grip gear

You will notice that you need to press the button on the stick to shift from N to R to P, because you don't want to engage those accidentally. The same goes for going from D to 2 and to L. But coming from L gear to 2, D, or N and from P to R, or N doesn't require the button to be pressed while changing.

Have fun :) :D :D :D

HOLY SHNICKES!

THAT MADE ME CHUCKLE HARDER THAN I HAVE IN A LONG LONG TIME.

thanks.

:eek: :eek: :eek: :) :D
 

jrober

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Jan 22, 2003
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Heathfield, UK
auyongtc said:
Here are the gears as found on your automatic stick:

P - powerslide/drifting gear
R - rainy/wet weather gear
N - neutral, of course
D - dry weather gear (not drifting gear)
2 - 2-wheel drive gear
L - low grip gear

You will notice that you need to press the button on the stick to shift from N to R to P, because you don't want to engage those accidentally. The same goes for going from D to 2 and to L. But coming from L gear to 2, D, or N and from P to R, or N doesn't require the button to be pressed while changing.

Have fun :) :D :D :D
I know to press the "Sport" button when listening to Football (Soccer) on the radio. But can anyone tell me where the ice comes out. I keep pressing the "Ice" button and there is nothing in the glove compartment. Is this related to the fact that my windscreen washer bottle is empty? Still with the car on Auto I can mix my evening cocktail as I head home after a hard day at the office but I do miss the ice.