Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: SE Michigan
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Re: E4OD auto mileage vs. ZF-5??????????????
Auto's cost more to keep going for the long haul, almost gauranteed, but, they are faster and more trouble free when driving them, and with proper care and cooling can last a long time.... but not as long as a manual that is not abused, just MHO, and everybody has one.
In this case, yes, the AT has more overdrive than the ZF, so, a truck with the same tires and gears at the same speed will turn less rpms auto vs stick.
However, every time the AT converter is unlocked - the AT is using more fuel than an MT. Also the MT has more gears, but not the torque multiplication of an AT converter.....
it's a toss up from a usage stand point, it's really a personal preference.
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