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Date Registered: 02-2005
Location: Taylor's Hill (Melbourne)
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Cruise Control - after market


Well, the cruise control's been in just over a week now (Autron fly-by-wire). Seems to be working really well around the city - the buttons are a bit "clickier" than the commodore was, and it seems to add a couple of km's per hour when you press set to engage it. Can learn to live with that.
Going up country tonight and back tomorrow - highway trip with five on board - that'll test what we really wanted it for, though only about three hours each way this time. The first part of the Calder out of Melbourne has a number of hills which tests cruise operation.
Going down hill with the cruise on you can feel (I think its) engine braking cutting in and out. I think this is the torque convertor lock up control rather than the cruise. It suggests though - and the Manual seems to confirm, that this operates electrically.
That makes me think that a mod could be available to enable short-term manual operation of the lockup to overcome that main disadvantage of automatic four wheel drives, the down hill slippery slope when engine braking is needed. (I was alerted to this by a thread on the overlander forum). Indeed, since this torque convertor lock up operates within parameters determined by the programming, I wonder would it be possible for Nissan to re-program the settings for when you lock the transmission into first to give a bit slower downhill speed. I think whether you have the O/D lockout button pressed does make a difference to this when operating in third gear, but haven't quite worked out whether it does for locked in first, but I suspect I've had better engine braking with this switch on than off i.e. that this switch does something more than simply lock out fourth gear - it changes the parameters for the operation of the torque convertor lock up when in other gears. Maybe that's all that traction control units do?
Jalal, maybe this ramble should be two threads - one on after market cruise control which is not important to series two onward since you all got a cruise; and one on engine braking in case anyone else would like to experiment and clarify what is happening under engine braking (the Manual lost me a bit on this; I tend to go for the experiential approach).

Just keeping the old brain cells (and the conversation here) ticking over. =D
David M.

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David M (X095)

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Re: Cruise Control - after market


DavidM
This is one way they doit in the Patrol
Lockup

Might be interesting though to see how come pathfinders have good downhill speeds as standard as well
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Re: Cruise Control - after market


Yes, but do we know what number our transmission is?

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