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Old 09-15-2005, 04:09 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if the Freestar is towable 4 down> I am looking at a 2006 and wondered if anyone has any experience with towing one.
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Does anyone know if the Freestar is towable 4 down> I am looking at a 2006 and wondered if anyone has any experience with towing one.
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Old 09-16-2005, 07:01 AM   #3
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I don't think any of the Ford 2 wheel drive automatics are towable without modifications - the design of the Ford automatic transmissions does not permit it. Remco Towing may have a transmission lube pump to adapt it for towing, though. Check their website or call to ask - they are friendly and helpful.

REMCO is 1 800 228 2481 or http://www.remcotowing.com/
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Old 09-16-2005, 12:37 PM   #4
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I have a 7-passenger Plymouth Voyager that I used to pull 4-down when we had our MH. I never had to install a Remco Pump on it because it is a 5-speed manual transmission.

It still has its Blue Ox baseplate, but we don't tow it anymore.
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One can always tow with the engine running and the transmission in neutral.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tom N:
One can always tow with the engine running and the transmission in neutral. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>That is correct. However, is there any fuel consumption data available for an idling engine? The Remco pump costs around $500. Depending on how many total miles you intend to tow the Freestar, maybe idling the engine is the most cost effective.

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Most new cars are not designed to idle more than 15-20 minutes acording to my dealer. After that they start building up too much heat and also some type of gas in the engine. I will check further Monday and post more.
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There is sufficient air flow to cool the engine when a vehicle is being towed and idling. Much less heat generated than when driven at the same speed.
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I am not talking of engine heat. I am talking of heat build up from uncomplete burning of the fuel.
Same goes for the gases that build up in the engine chambers. These are not discharged as they would be if driving down the road at normal engine speed.
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