my understanding of a flare is the tranny trying to shift for a long period of time past where it normally would. As a driver it feels like it needs to change and engine feels like it does not have much power but it just stays in the gear, as soon as you release the gas pedal slightly it will change into the next gear and loads of power again. I hope that is what others consider a flare sure does make for an interesting thread if we all think it is something different.
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