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RLS
02-11-2003, 08:02 PM
I was reading in my owner's manual and on page 197 it says:<br><br>&quot;Damage to clutch can result from starting in 2nd or 3rd gear with a loaded vehicle. Use each gear in numerical order-do not skip a gear.&quot;<br><br>I understand the skipping gear part, but are they saying you can start in 3rd gear in an unloaded truck?<br><br>

Hummin Cummins
02-11-2003, 08:15 PM
Not suggested...but accomplishable on a downhill grade. I have successfully achieved decent results sliding the clutch out in 3rd given the combination of &quot;downhill&quot; and &quot;unloaded truck&quot; scenarios.<br><br>Sometimes I only leave the clutch out in 2nd to get the truck rolling only to quickly shift to 3rd and give 'er he!!.<br><br>Thing to be wary about is &quot;I believe&quot; the NV-5600 has an internal oil pump which circulates the fluids around inside the tranny. (not a wicking motion as previous trannys).<br><br>I have heard that it is best to keep the engine speed above 1500 rpm and never take 6th gear below 1500rpm to promote transmission longevity. (or am I thinking the NV-4500?)<br><br>Beyond what I have given here leaves me with little knowledge...heck all of what I say may be incorrect...maybe I will learn something from the following posts too.<br><br> ;D

Nevada
02-11-2003, 09:51 PM
I do it all the time. I start in 2nd from a full stop, but if the truck is moving AT ALL I start in 3rd. Only unloaded, of course.<br><br>Cheers

RLS
02-11-2003, 09:53 PM
I have to find some way to build speed a little quicker. I have to cross a busy intersection and 2nd, 3rd then 4th gets me people telling me I'm number one. 2nd to 4th is better but it seems like the engine lugs a little and I don't want that. I will try the quick 2nd then 3rd. Any suggestion will help.<br><br>