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Gen3 auto box?

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08 Jun 2019 19:26 #209768 by Lambert
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I have a question. A mate with a BMW 120d has just got a gearbox remap which allegedly has reduced the change times to something akin to a dsg speed and intensity. I would suppose that it being a BMW it probably has a separate processor for every gear or something equally ott. It did however prompt the question, is it possible to do something similar to the auto in the gen3 or is it as I suspect, a bit too simple for anything like that?

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09 Jun 2019 08:00 #209771 by Scimike
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I don't know the true answer to your question, but my complete guess would be it's not possible or worthwhile on the Jimny.

I had a BMW320d as a company car and in standard form you could already select performance modes, ECO, Sport etc which changed the way the car performs, so it's already loaded with sensors and electronic tricks and the supporting hardware.
One of the reasons I purchased a Jimny was to get away from electronic gizmos, so I consider it to be "simple" compared to the BMW, so not sure changes to the ECU (if possible) would achieve any results.

But I could be wrong, hope not, I like the simple nature of the Jimny.

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09 Jun 2019 08:48 #209772 by Lambert
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To be fair I would probably start with a bigger transmission cooler should the auto end up being put to the trailer but equally if it were possible to electronically upgrade the box it's something that I would have to seriously consider. The last auto did some towing for us and didn't mind it on the odd occasion but I would feel happier if the newer one was going to be doing more work that it was given the best chance, if you see what I mean.

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09 Jun 2019 14:21 #209773 by Scimike
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I do see what you mean and it's an interesting question I can't answer.

Extra coolings a good idea if towing a lot as most stranded caravan owners have overheating auto boxes on sunny days, it's something I have seen quite a lot. Ironically on Audi and BMW cars, but I guess all makes of auto boxes are susceptible to various degrees.

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