Re: Idling in "D" or "N" - more economical?
Originally Posted by Archer9
Shifting causes unnecessary wear on the transmission shift unit which is a known problem on some models. If I'm stuck waiting for a train or something or even at the drivethrough pick up window at McDonalds I'll turn off the engine completely. For red lights I just leave it in drive. Automatic transmissions have been designed for that.
this is what I prefer to do as well.
have you guys noticed that it takes a couple seconds to shift into drive after starting the vehicle?
even shifting from park to drive when running won't instantly engage, again takes a second to realize I've shifted to drive.
I'm wondering if this is normal, it really annoys me that I cannot start up and slam it into gear. Maybe its a quirk with the WK, thought I'd ask.
2008 WK "S" Limited bright metallic silver, 5 speed W5J400 transmission, June 18/2008 build, 213RE rear differential with 3.73 axle ratio, 245/60R18 Goodyear Fortera tires, NV245 transfer case, 3.0L CRD.