Engine Braking - LC100 4.2TD

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 10, 2007 at 12:44
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I picked up a second hand Dec02 LC100 4.2TD last year (at only 47K Km) and I notice that it seems to automatically change down a gear in certain conditions when I touch the brakes.

It certainly is very useful when towing a 2.3T van going down hills or coming up to stop lights.

Is this a feature of the onboard computer, or did the previous (unknown) owner have something special added?

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Sunday, Jun 10, 2007 at 13:36

Sunday, Jun 10, 2007 at 13:36
What a pity the BMC Truck I was driving in 1975 for McCullogh Car Carriers of Wagga Wagga NSW wasn't like that ,It had the Allison Auto. very first trip to Sydney with 7 Cars on board , when I got to the top of Razorback Mtn on the Old Hume I took my foot off for the decent and she goes into ....nothing, SCAREY, had to manually pull it back into low, I think the new Trucks of today would be like your LC. Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to try one before giving up Semi's.
But if what you saying is correct that would be a great safety issue,

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Reply By: BennyGU - Sunday, Jun 10, 2007 at 13:57

Sunday, Jun 10, 2007 at 13:57
Its standard, Mitsus Pajeros have it as well, its called Engine Brake Assist.
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Reply By: CraigB - Sunday, Jun 10, 2007 at 17:12

Sunday, Jun 10, 2007 at 17:12
Yeh, mines petrol and does it as well at anything between 50-80km/h.
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