Volvo DL 1981 Owner Manual

4-speed transmission, Page 49 of 127 pages for Volvo DL 1981 Owner Manual. The Owner Manual is applied into the following products: GL 1981, GT 1981

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1981 Volvo DL, GL and GLT 4-speed transmission Depress the clutch fully when changing gears. Reverse inhibitor Lift the ring to enter the reverse gear. The ring locking mechanism prevents reverse gear from being engaged unintentionally. Overdrive (some models only) Shift to overdrive at 45 mph (70 km/h) and disengage it when speed drops below 40 mph (65 km/h) or vehicle encounters hilly terrain. The overdrive can be engaged in 4th gear only. The overdrive is engaged by pressing in the switch on the top of the gear lever. If the switch is pressed in once again the overdrive will be disengaged. In addition, the overdrive is disengaged when downshifting. No extra operation of clutch or throttle pedal is normally necessary. Engagement is facilitated if the accelerator pedal position is maintained steady. When disengaging, depressing the clutch pedal slightly makes a smooth transfer. The overdrive should be used after the engine has reached normal operating temperature (minimum time is five minutes) and the vehicle is being operated on relatively level roads. Downshifting to a lower gear will disengage the overdrive. file:///K|/ownersdocs/1981/81_dl_gl_glt/81DLGLGLT_02.htm (5 of 13)12/22/2006 10:28:34 PM

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