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Old 12-17-2002, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ECT Power Button

Has anyone burned a whole tank of gas with the button activated? What was your MPG? It seems everytime I push the button I use a ton more gas. I know that should be expected but I think I might actually only get about 14-17 mpg, and that it just crazy for this small of a car.
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Old 12-17-2002, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well are you getting on it while you have the button on? or just driving normal?
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Old 12-17-2002, 02:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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its not the button, its your right foot.

BTW, I get 16mpg on my manual....its my damn foot...
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Old 12-17-2002, 03:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You guys are probably right, I thought about it after I posted. Of course my gas is going to go down a lot faster. I only use the ECT button when I am about to gun it. Thanks, I am still interested in how much more the ECT button uses even if it is minimal.
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Old 12-17-2002, 03:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It doesn't use more gas, it just raises the shift points a tad. I don't know that it even makes any difference when you have it floored.

Your right foot controls how much gas you use.

Now, turning on the snow button will get you much better gas mileage believe it or not.

Try driving with that on for a whole tank.
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Old 12-17-2002, 03:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I never turn it off...

Actually I've had ECT power turned off maybe 4 times and I've had the car over two years..
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Old 12-17-2002, 04:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I never turn it off...

Actually I've had ECT power turned off maybe 4 times and I've had the car over two years..
I have it on all the time also...I like having that extra burst of power whenever I want.
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I used to drive a Maxima and it had an overdrive button. Would the overdrive button be about the same thing?
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I drive with mine on most of the time. Like Lil'IS300 said, I like the extra burst of power 8)
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i am not sure whether i am stating this correctly

but the technician in magnussen lexus told me to use them sparringly, as excesive use could ruined the engine

can someone correct him and my believe if its wrong?
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Old 12-17-2002, 06:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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leave it on i do all the time i want to burn my engine...
i really dont think we can do anything to kill these engine... :shame:
anyone on here have engine problams?? :roll:
leave it on and redline every gear thats how u drive a lexus is300.. 8)
ever redline 5th gear.. :crazy:
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I used to drive a Maxima and it had an overdrive button. Would the overdrive button be about the same thing?

No, turning off overdrive on a 4 speed Nissan auto trans just stops it from going into 4th gear. Stays in 3rd.

Just like turning on IS300 snow button makes the trans start in 2nd gear (at least that's what friend's RX300 does). Starting in 2nd prevents excessive wheelspin in slick conditions.
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It doesn't use more gas, it just raises the shift points a tad.
But raising the shift points means you're shifting at higher rpms, and higher rpms burn more gas, so in effect you are using more gas. Not much more, but a little more.

Right foot is most of the problem if you're concerned about mileage, though.
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ever redline 5th gear..

YES...
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ever redline 5th gear..

YES...
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