torque converter lock up switch patrol/landy

Submitted: Monday, May 23, 2005 at 19:48
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hi all, new to this forum, just wondering if anyone had feedback on torque converter lock up switches for patrol/landcruiser auto's. i've got a 03 gu 3.0td patrol (chipping shortly) and was deciding whether this switch works.
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Reply By: Chaz - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 20:49

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 20:49
DEANO,
I fitted one to my 3.0L GU some time ago and now I wouldn't be without it. It solves a few problems that I've had and the bonus is improved fuel economy.
This site shows the circuit and instructions on how to do it yourself http://members.bettanet.net.au/~conody/Lockup%20Trans%20Switch.htm
Or you can buy a kit from these guy's http://www.automatictransmission.com.au/release.asp?NewsId=12101
Good Luck
Chaz
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Follow Up By: DEANO WA - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 21:36

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 21:36
few problems being downhill engine braking and locking overdrive ?????
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Follow Up By: Chaz - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 21:55

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 21:55
Deano,
Yeh, that right. The worst was hunting in and out of lockup when towing up hills at around 80-90Km/h. Now I just lock it in.
Steep downhills are no problem because the ECU locks it in Low First, but any other gear and I do it manually.
It turnes off with the brakes unless in low first, so It won't stall.
Chaz
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Follow Up By: Outbacktourer - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 22:23

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 22:23
Chaz, I just bought the Autotrans.com.au kit, about to fit it. They told me it will stall with it on?
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Follow Up By: Chaz - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 03:03

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 03:03
Outbacktourer,
I haven't had a close look at the kits they sell, but they say it will stall if you leave it switched on and try to stop. I tried it with mine, and it does, so I installed a saftey feature in the circuit so that it switches off when you touch the brakes, then you have to activate it again just like cruise control.
This can be a bit of a problem when your trying to crawl down a hill, but if your in Low first, the ECU will keep it locked with the brakes on, alternatively you could fit another bypass switch to override this feature.
Chaz
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Reply By: DEANO WA - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 22:35

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 22:35
chaz ,is the self install the one that wont stall cause i heard the same from autotrans re: stalling???
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Follow Up By: DEANO WA - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 22:49

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 22:49
sorry Chaz but cant find anything on that web site?????? is the address correct??
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Follow Up By: Chaz - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 02:52

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 02:52
Deano,
I checked both of those sites and they worked ok for me.
Yes, the one on my website won't stall your car if you wire it up the way the circuit diagram shows it. This happens because it switches off, when you use the brakes to stop.

Automatictransmission.com.au
My do it yourself page

If these links don't work go to http://members.bettanet.net.au/~conody/index.htm and click on "My New Nissan Patrol"
Chaz
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Reply By: DEANO WA - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 09:39

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 09:39
Chaz, cheers it worked
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