I believe the limiter is there due to the fact that there is only one tire application for the Murano and its limited to T-speed rated (118mph).Doombringer said:I wish that damn limiter wasn't there. I personally haven't reached 115 mph, but someday I might, and I might want to go even faster
But yeah, don't OVERuse Ds. Second is good for a 'turbo boost' but I get her back into D when I've done passing or starting from a stop.
Yup. And the MO did a real good job at this about a month ago. Going down a long hill out of the mountains, the MO held speed between 60 and 70 MPH. Just had to tap the brakes a couple of times. Our other vehicles would quickly run up to the 80-85 range if we didn't constantly tap the breaks.The informed driver reserves engine 'breaking' for situations like long, steep downhill runs where brake overheating/fade could be a safety issue.
Very well said, I could not agree more. It is a fun sensation to feel the engine braking, and I can understand if some stickshift drivers are used to it. But the VQ as good as it is, is not invincible, and I for one would like to keep my engine in the best shape possible. Ds is pretty fun for accelerating, but the Murano has such good brakes they do a more than adequate job of slowing down the car in an any situation that would otherwise require "engine braking."turbodog said:
As discussed in motorcycling for years, engine 'breaking' may seem cool, but it is causing needless extra wear on your engine. BRAKES are made for braking, and they have easily replaceable wear surfaces, and ours have ABS systems to keep one from over-doing it and losing control. The engine's wear surfaces are NOT so easily replaceable, and (especially for those with FWD vehicles), engine 'breaking' in slippery conditions can have dire consequences.
The informed driver reserves engine 'breaking' for situations like long, steep downhill runs where brake overheating/fade could be a safety issue.