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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-27-2007, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Could someone tell me what the TCS botton near the gear shift is for? Does it suppose to be on or off????
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Could someone tell me what the TCS botton near the gear shift is for? Does it suppose to be on or off???? [/b]

The TCS button stands for "Traction Control System". I usually turn it off when I'm trying to blast through some snow or something, because its basically a joke, all it does is govern the RPMS.
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The TCS button stands for "Traction Control System". I usually turn it off when I'm trying to blast through some snow or something, because its basically a joke, all it does is govern the RPMS.[/b]


Are you saying that is suppose to be on all the time????
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Are you saying that is suppose to be on all the time???? [/b]

It will be on all the time unless you hit the button located by your shifter knob. Whether you want it on all the time or not is up to you. :-)
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ABS prevent skidding while braking, TCS (supposed to) prevents skidding while acceleration. 99.9% of the time its better for you to keep it on by not pressing the button.

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Only turn it off when trying to get unstuck from snow, or to keep traction in deeper snow. It will control rpm of the spinning wheels. A real PITA when trying to move trough 10 or more inches of the white ****...

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No on millenia TCS regulates the timing so that less torque is applied to the front wheels. Brakes are not used.

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There that explains the TCS system.... thanks for making me read Saint.

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I didnt know about the fuel cut stuff They didnt explain which one is used when...

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How about that one line.... "when normal gasoline is used" :hmm: I regularly run midgrade, and actually seem to get better mileage and throttle response than when on super... but then again I have my timing advanced 12 or so degrees...

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