I need some advice on Auto Fortuner

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Tyrone D4D
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Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:39 am

Hey guys.Me and my wife have come to a conclusion that I don't use my bakkie as a bakkie and that a fortuner is better suited for our needs.So I have started looking around and decided to look for F/lift(2009 and newer)and it must be a diesel.But now I see that most of them up for sale is Automatic and not manual.Just want to know how reliable is the auto?If I fit a chip will it mess with the box settings ect.Thanks

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Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:49 am

I drive an auto, but it is very much standard. I love it, driving it traffic is a breeze. When hitting the trails it is so easy to just manage the throttle

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Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:59 am

That's good but I'm actualy looking to hear if there is any horror stories.Everyone knows that the manuals clutch setup is a issue so just want to make sure the auto not a similar story that can cost me a FORTUNE(R)at the end of the day.

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Tal
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Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:22 am

Auto box is very reliable and with a chip its even better! Fitted race pro to a friends auto last saturday an d he is extremely happy! Biggest bonus is it doesnt gear back to third on uphills as it used to before the chip when using cruise control!
We had a double cab 4x4 auto on the farm and we sold it with 200K on the clock and never touched the auto box
Thats 80% farm driving! Bad gravel roads sand dust! Hauling various trailers carrying fuel cattle sheep etc etc
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Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:35 pm

Tal
What was the cost of the Race Pro conversion? I also have a 4.0 V6 Auto that need to be chipped.
I have the gearback issue going uphill.

Other than that is the auto a dream to drive on and off road :yahoo:

Thanks :thumbup:
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Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:06 am

Tal wrote:Auto box is very reliable and with a chip its even better! Fitted race pro to a friends auto last saturday an d he is extremely happy! Biggest bonus is it doesnt gear back to third on uphills as it used to before the chip when using cruise control!
We had a double cab 4x4 auto on the farm and we sold it with 200K on the clock and never touched the auto box
Thats 80% farm driving! Bad gravel roads sand dust! Hauling various trailers carrying fuel cattle sheep etc etc
D4D or 4.0l V6?
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Tal
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Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:13 am

D4d! +-4000 bucks! Ive heard that it doesnt have the same effect on the non turbo motors!
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Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:58 pm

and whats the fuel consumption now on the d4d with the chip in?

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Tal
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Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:36 pm

Ill have to confirm! But after first tank with the chip at the pump it was 11km/l.
He does 6000km per month. Ill check with him and reply again!
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Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:58 am

Tal wrote:D4d! +-4000 bucks! Ive heard that it doesnt have the same effect on the non turbo motors!
Ja, that's why I haven't done my 4l V6 yet. Also heard it does not make such a big difference.
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Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:43 pm

Awesome, thanks for this topic, Tyrone I am in the exact same situation, had a 2008 Hilux, manual 4x4..got myself a 2013 Fortuner 4x4 Auto, oh boy, what a fantastic machine!!

I love the auto, (although I was very stubborn before I drove it as I prefer manual)

My question is, can you break the gearbox? Can you miss use the gearbox, ex. driving 150km/h and shove it into 1St gear to slow down..? I know it does have clever electronics, but is it idiot proof?
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Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:42 am

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Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:40 am

There are no bad report of the auto box that I know about except maybe 1km/l heavier on the juice, comparing it to the manual.
There have been reports where the auto box jump between 2 gears on uphills when towing a heavy load, causing the gearoil to get hot, but this can be sorted by locking into the lower gear until the crest of the hill is reached before placing back into auto to cruize as normal.
I do not think that anything is idiot proof.
The longer you look after it thr longer it will look after you.
Abuse it to your detriment as I am sure that, like anything it can bite you where it hurts.
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