quote:[HR][/HR]When you have an auto transmition, you put it in neutral, floor it, and dump it into drive. Very bad for the tranny.[HR][/HR]
Heh...my brother and I performed a few (okay, quite a few) neutral drops on my mom's (non-turbo) LeBaron GTS when we were young and stupid. I'm surprised that tranny didn't just drop to the pavement in protest.
quote:[HR][/HR]Heh...my brother and I performed a few (okay, quite a few) neutral drops on my mom's (non-turbo) LeBaron GTS when we were young and stupid. I'm surprised that tranny didn't just drop to the pavement in protest.
I did ONE in my mom's Villager. Now I know why people like the VG30's so much.
When I was young and stupid, I did my fair share of neutral drops on my Reliant K-car. Never had tranny problems, so I guess I was very fortunate the car made it to 200,000 km before being junked.
I've since discovered brake torquing a much "safer" and controllable alterative.
I do neutral drops every single chance I get in parents 2000 Cavalier 2.0 *gulp*
I did it in the older (still newer design) cavalier and never had any problems
but I don't always do them from a stop, usually while coasting, I'll rev, and when the revs start dropping slightly I gear it and floor it
is it the same thing if I do it while coasting??
cause i do this on a daily basis and I do it VERY aggressively, 100% throttle
quote:[HR][/HR]is it the same thing if I do it while coasting??[HR][/HR]
Yes. It's a sudden gear engagement when there is a large differential between wheelspeed and engine speed. Like I said above, I used to subject my old Reliant K-car to neutral drops on a regular basis and the tranny was still running fine at 200,000 km, but I was probably the exception.
Try brake torquing instead. Same effect, much less harmful.
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