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Re: 1990 V8 and Transmission Shift
In a message dated 11/21/99 1:45:09 PM !!!First Boot!!!, firstname.lastname@example.org
<< Transmission in Sport Mode. Should it shift to the same high gear at steady
highway cruising speed as the economy mode or is Sport mode top gear just
lower? If I am driving at 120 kph in Sport mode and shift to Economy the
transmission seems to shift up two gears. This is the first auto.
transmission car I have owned so I am not sure how it is supposed to
My 90 v8 (build date 10/89) works the same way. I understand that the
transmission was modified later in the 1990 production year.
>From early press reviews on the '90v8, while in the sport mode the tranny
won't upshift to the top gear until at a very high speed - something like
120mph. As a result, I've gotten used to working the sport / economy switch
as part of my normal driving. When you shift from sport to economy the car
does seem to upshift 2 gears. It might be one gear & then it locks the torque
'90 miata b