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Old 12-10-2003, 01:33 PM
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Is this an automatic or manual transmission?

In any case, using the engine to slow the car down is not adviseable. The brakes are specifically designed for that, and brake parts are a lot cheaper to replace than engine, clutch, or transmission parts.

If you're talking about using a lower gear to hold the speed down while you're descending a mountain, that's not so bad as long as you don't overrev the engine. The dots on the speedometer indicate the maximum safe speed for each gear.
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