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Old 02-25-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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65 mph

at 65 mph with 2002 boxster s should i be in 5 gear at 3000 rpm or 6 gear at 2400 rpm tks eddie

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Old 02-25-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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If cruising on the freeway, I'll go to sixth.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:29 AM   #3
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Keep the revs high or risk IMS failure - its the law! low revs puts a great strain on the bearing! Who cares about MPG, that's not why you bought the car
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VarioCam changeover occurs between 2200-2500 RPM so you don't want to cruise in that range for fear of constantly readjusting cam timing, causing increased wear to the cam chain wear pads.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:09 PM   #5
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I try and keep my revs at 3000 or better, all the time.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:56 PM   #6
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Go 70 in sixth .
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+1 to Joe B. I do my bets to cruise around 3K, the Boxster just seems happiest there.
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Keep the revs high or risk IMS failure - its the law! low revs puts a great strain on the bearing! Who cares about MPG, that's not why you bought the car
Really? I was not aware of that...thanks for the tip!
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:27 PM   #9
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Really? I was not aware of that...thanks for the tip!
+1. Good to know!
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:15 PM   #10
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This is good to know.

Btw: at 3000 rpm how many mph are you?

I have a 2008 s design edition and I,m at 75 mph at 3000 rpm.
I drove my son in-laws car 2003 s and at 3000 rpm 80 mph.
Both driven on 6th gear.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:28 PM   #11
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You guys use the speedometer?
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:34 PM   #12
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LOL!

Too funny.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:54 PM   #13
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I drive to and from LA from the Bay Area a lot. Yes I have to pay attention to my speed.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:15 PM   #14
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My speedo is off by ~4mph at that speed (it reads optimistically). So, if it says 65, your probably really going 61 or 62.




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Old 02-25-2013, 09:17 PM   #15
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Mine too. I read somewhere that all the boxster speedometers were off by about 10% and it is by design. I found it while doing some research to see if the speedometer could be calibrated and/or changed.

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