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Old 09-01-2016, 07:03 PM   #331
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Do you have any problems with the cruise kicking out on you on a hill that slows you down? I know some cruises have a tolerance of only 5-10mph and will "cancel" if that's exceeded from what speed is set. Hope that makes sense
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Old 09-01-2016, 07:10 PM   #332
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I didn't notice it, but so far haven't been in many hills.
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Old 09-01-2016, 08:42 PM   #333
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I've had quite the opposite happen. Once the load exceeds the ability of a wide open accelerator, the tranny shifts down into the next lower gear and even into low on a really steep grade. RPM's go from next to nothing to red line in a heart beat and threaten to take the engine out before I can take the thing out of cruise. This has happened in my Crown Vic, Chevy S10, GMC Sonoma and even my Isuzu turbo powered Skoolie. Now I just automatically turn off cruise before I reach even a moderate grade.
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Old 09-01-2016, 08:58 PM   #334
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I'll have to check that out to make sure. I don't usually use cruise in hills anyway.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:33 PM   #335
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That's where I usually like the cruise, hit a long hill, lock the cruise on and let the governor restrict the diesel back and it climbs the hill safely and at full throttle allowed. On a diesel engine that is....

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Old 09-02-2016, 05:34 PM   #336
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Old 09-04-2016, 03:49 PM   #337
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Old 09-04-2016, 04:05 PM   #338
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I never had a cruise on any vehicle over-rev the engine... they do the same as full throttle..

in modern cars the transmission is electronically controlled (since about 93 and up).. so the cruise can force downshiftrs but the rev limiter still keeps you from blowing the engine..

on our cruises we arent integrasting to the ECM (if there is one).. so its no different than just flooring it.. if ther governor is mis-adjusted yeah you can over-rev....

the one thing thats really nice on my new Silverado is when you go DOWN hill it downshifts the transmission to maintain speed as best it can..

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Old 09-04-2016, 09:56 PM   #339
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My bus has that "downshift to limit speed when on cruise control" feature too. Just had to put in a plug for non-mechanically-controlled engines.
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:14 PM   #340
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