towing in overdrive

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 07:30
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gday we just bought a maverick auto and was wondering what the go is with towing in overdrive.we used to have a jackaroo auto and towed in overdrive without any problems.or is it a big no no with the niissan
thanks very much.
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 07:39

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 07:39
Can't answer your question Jim, but did you get Petrol or Diesel?

Cheers,

Jim.

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Follow Up By: nowimnumberone - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 18:29

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 18:29
gday jim
me being a tight a** i got a duel fuel
cheers
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 08:45

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 08:45
I thought mechanics had all the answers.

Maybe you should ask one....lol

Jackaroo's are the lighter of the two so with the the Nissan/Mav it should be OK to tow your CT in O/D. Just change down if the old bus struggles.
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Follow Up By: nowimnumberone - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 18:31

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 18:31
thanks willy.

I thought mechanics had all the answers.
only the good ones
do you know any lol
look out now i can come away and annoy you
cheers
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Reply By: ross - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 08:57

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 08:57
There has been a hundreds posts on this subject.
It really depends on the load,the inclines and the vehicle.
There is lots of sob stories from owners of all makes of 4wd who have damaged transmissions towing in 5th.
Err on the side of caution
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 18:03

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 18:03
Spot on ross
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Reply By: Member - Richard H (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 09:13

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 09:13
I towed a 18 foot Jayco van with both a Td5 Disco & a Toyota Hilux. Both were auto transmission & diesels.

Usually if I tried towing in overdrive the transmission oil light came on. The Disco had a good transmission oil cooling sysytem too.

Dick
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Reply By: Maîneÿ (wa) has - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 11:09

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 11:09
I also tow in overdrive with an auto diesel
Get an *EXTRA* TRANS OIL COOLER installed
Keep the engine running in max *torque* range

Mainey . . .
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Follow Up By: nowimnumberone - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 18:32

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 18:32
thanks thats going to be the first thing i do.
same as i did to the falcon
the last owner just had it serviced it and has filled it with synthetic auto fluid.
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Reply By: Madfisher - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 13:57

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 13:57
Run with the power button on,as soon as you need to put your foot down it will change down.
cheers Pete
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