Today, I was driving home with my dad after buying a new truck. We were on the freeway and the engine wasn't revving up very much. My dad thought that something was wrong with my transmission, so he reached over to change gears. Most cars won't go into reverse at high speeds. Mine does. FML

by Anonymous / 08/23/2010 at 7:28pm / United States (California) / Transportation

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  • Geez dude!

    1. get a new Dad!
    2. get a new truck - I presume something broke (or crashed) when Mr synapse changed gears for you?

    - For those asking, my take is:
    * the truck is (was) an auto;
    * it was revving low because it has a higher top gear than OP's Dad is used to (could easily be - truck is new - could have a 5 speed gearbox or Overdrive);
    * dipstick Dad decides truck must be in the wrong gear (FAIL - that would really only be a problem if the engine were revving too HIGH);
    * so dipstick Dad tries to shift to a higher gear;
    * instead of going from 4th to 5th, he goes from 5th to Reverse (via Neutral - I'm impressed...);
    * truck engine and/or gearbox puke 3 shades of brown and/or truck spins or rolls

    #24 - On 08/24/2010 at 4:47am by HappyPickles

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  • if something was wrong with the transmission changing gears wouldn't do anything to fix it...

    #13 - On 08/24/2010 at 3:42am by takeapieandrun

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