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Hi, justtwo quick queries. Is the overdrive on the GL15 really anoverdrive, or just a fifth gear i.e. does it operate any differently form the other four gears? Secondly, is the reverse gearpart of thisgear box or is it a compleletly separatesystem that isn't lubricated by the engine oil? I know the reverse works off the starter, but didn't know how it operated. Many thanks.

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The fifth gear is not a real overdrive ,as in a car transmission but is a taller gear lowering rpm at a set speed. The reverse works from your starter motor and has nothing to do with the gearbox ,its an electric mechanism.

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