Tag: tachometers

7 Posts

what rpm should you shift gears in
May 01, 2003

My husband won't shift until the tachometer shows 4k rpms. Problem?

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I hope you can help settle an issue between me and my psychoanalyst husband It's about how to drive my Saturn SL My hubby went out and bought a BMW motorcycle this past spring Since then he's announced that we've...

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Dec 01, 2001

Tachometer debate.

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Is the tachometer directly related to your forward speed or does it vary depending on the incline the vehicle is traveling on given that you are in the same gear the whole time We've been debating this question for two...

tachometers

Mar 01, 1995

Could suspicious tachometer readings be caused by a change in wheel or tire size?

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I enjoy your column but I think you goofed recently You answered a letter from Ken who noticed that his tachometer was reading about rpm higher than it used to at miles an hour Based on his information you correctly...

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Dec 01, 1994

I read your recent column about the relative uselessness of...

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I read your recent column about the relative uselessness of tachometers especially with automatic transmission Well I'm a deaf driver and I showed the column to my hearing impaired husband The tachometer lets me know the engine is running after...

tachometers

Dec 01, 1994

Can you please explain why my tachometer reading would change...

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Can you please explain why my tachometer reading would change for a constant speed driven When I first bought my car six years ago ' Mazda MX- the tach would read rpm in fifth gear at exactly mph It was...

tachometers

Feb 01, 1994

Husbands can be so excitable When I told mine that...

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Husbands can be so excitable When I told mine that the tachometer reads rpm while I'm in second gear he was not his normal calm self I'm trying to find out what the tachometer is there for and what it...

tachometers

Dec 01, 1991

Does the tachometer serve any practical purpose?

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My Infiniti G is the first car I've ever owned with a tachometer The owner's manual tells me to shift gears on the basis of speed not on the basis of revolutions per minute That being the case does the...

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