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Old 03-30-2007, 05:44 AM   #1
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I'm somewhat confused as to the sequence for the three minute running of the engine. I assume you are to shift through all the gears, as noted in the instructions and after the last shift from drive to neutral allow the engine to run in the neutral position for three minutes, Have had fellow campers, with Vues, suggest that the egine should be run for an extended time in each gear, which didn't make sense without noting a running time for each gear. Had a Jimmy 4WD where I had to put the tranny in park after performing a sequence of depressing the shift command buttons to disconnect the drive, but did not require run time for lubrication.
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:44 AM   #2
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I'm somewhat confused as to the sequence for the three minute running of the engine. I assume you are to shift through all the gears, as noted in the instructions and after the last shift from drive to neutral allow the engine to run in the neutral position for three minutes, Have had fellow campers, with Vues, suggest that the egine should be run for an extended time in each gear, which didn't make sense without noting a running time for each gear. Had a Jimmy 4WD where I had to put the tranny in park after performing a sequence of depressing the shift command buttons to disconnect the drive, but did not require run time for lubrication.
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The goal here is to have the transmission pump have all gears and bands lubricated well before towing. If you have been driving the car just before connecting; just go from drive to neutral. I would recommend running each gear for 30 seconds and then to neutral and follow the rest of the sequence for towing. Don't forget to pull the fuse and release the parking brake.
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Thanks! Sounds like a plan that will work.<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RV Wizard:
The goal here is to have the transmission pump have all gears and bands lubricated well before towing. If you have been driving the car just before connecting; just go from drive to neutral. I would recommend running each gear for 30 seconds and then to neutral and follow the rest of the sequence for towing. Don't forget to pull the fuse and release the parking brake. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Old 03-31-2007, 05:25 PM   #5
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<span class="ev_code_RED">Note of Caution:</span> "Do not" go through reverse when your luibricating or excersing the transmission before you put the gear shift in Neutral. Alaways go from L to D and then Neutral and turn the key off.
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