Towing with fiat auto

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  1. RGR723

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    Advice required, have read a post about getting bogged down on site and needing towing off/out.

    Believe there are restrictions on the towing of automatics does anyone have experience/guidance to offer on this? This could include breakdown on the road.

    Ray

    Mistakenly posted incorrectly on beginners intro page initially.

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    Thanks DBK,
    Well thought out answer making lots of sense, once I have it I will scour the handbook for info.
    I am aware that the Fiat comfortmatic is not a standard auto but will I'm sure I will eventually get my head round it.
    Ray
     
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    I checked the hand book on mine and that is what it says. It is essentially just a manual gearbox with a clutch but with hydraulics to do the gear change and operate the clutch. It can best be described as an automated or robotized transmission. Very fuel efficient which is why they are increasingly being used in trucks.
     
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    I also replied in the original thread and have checked that with a MB Sprintshift (robotized gearbox) , you can tow for up to 60 miles with the vehicle in neutral. Can't see why you would want to tow any further :)


    Andrew
     
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