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2005 Mustang V6 manual tranny question

i drive around town at about 35 mph and i want to know if running the car in 5th gear at like 1000 rpm is bad for the engine??? am i putting more stress on it than if its at 1600 rpm in fourth?...and is it worth the better fuel mileage?

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slightly better fuel milage unless u try to accelerate and it starts to lag.

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As long as you are above idle...you're...fine. But the main concern is the charging system...I would probably keep it in 4th just to make sure the alternator is working when it supposed to and you're not draining your battery.

And as long as you're not revving too high, you're also fine.

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Would not recommend 5th gear at 1000 rpm, don't worry at the speed just rpm's. You can get away with that in 2nd and 3rd but not 4th and 5th since you are bogging down the engine if you give it gas.

You never want to bog the engine being in too high a gear, won't be able to safely accelerate either.

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