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Lust not the lugger...

To those of you with manual transmissions, lower RPMs are not always best. RPMs should be kept low, but not too low that you are "lugging" your engine (operating your engine at a lower range than it is designed to operate -- lethargic engine performance, rough sound and jerking are all signs -- depending on your car, avoid below 1,100 rpms while in motion). When you lug your engine, you'll potentially use more gas to make the same power, and you'll stress out your engine, ultimately shortening life. Keep the RPMs relatively low, but when they're low, don't give the engine much throttle!

posted by SmilodonCondor on July 16, 2009

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