Exhaust Brakes

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 21:11
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Hi I Just got a 2001 GU Patrol 3.0 turbo Auto
was wondering is anyone has used exhaust brakes on them before?
would they help in holding it back when going down steep hills?
Thanks
Fergus
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Reply By: theshadows - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 21:27

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 21:27
exhaust brakes work well......but not on an auto with out a manual lock up torque convertor... so in your case no it wouldnt do a thing.

shadow
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Follow Up By: Fergus - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 21:30

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 21:30
Thanks Shadow.
what is a manual lock up torque convertor?
Fergus
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 21:38

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 21:38
Fergus.
http://www.automatictransmission.com.au/orto.asp
ask here... Rodney is the man that makes them. (hes orto)

http://www.automatictransmission.com.au/ for more info too :)
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 21:44

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 21:44
Good idea! Might have to get a Jake Brake for the 6.5:-)
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Reply By: Crackles - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 22:14

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 22:14
Exhaust brakes can cause you to loose traction on slippery surfaces & IMHO you would have greater feel & control just using the brakes. They are particually touchy going downhill on an icy road. As most cars arn't designed to fit them I'd suggest you would have trouble with the back presure blowing the exhaust gasket out. We had hassels on some of the light Trader & Isuzu trucks.
Cheers Craig..........
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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 22:52

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 22:52
Fergus.
Exhaust brakes and turbo's dont work well together, the back pressure from the brake can cause an already marginal device like a turbo to overheat and stop it spinning down in a controlled way when you back. The best fix for the auto is a low gear mod. to the transfer case. Eric.
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