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Gen4 Auto....slow to change up when cold

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07 Mar 2023 13:02 #247946 by TFL
Have owned a Gen4 Manual for 2 years and now changed to a 2020 Gen4 Auto. I prefer the auto but find that after being stood overnight and engine cold the auto won't change up to 4th (o/d) until traveled for the first 3 miles. Is there a sensor to prevent this until the engine reaches full temperature? I find it irritating to be driving in 3rd gear at high engine revs with traffic behind, beside which I don't like revving an engine above about 2500 until it is warm. Any suggestions?

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07 Mar 2023 13:31 #247947 by Lambert
My 3 is exactly the same they all are. I find that it needs the first 3 bars on the temperature guage, usually about a mile and a half and it's good to go.

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One of the last 200ish of the gen3s, probably.
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07 Mar 2023 18:59 #247956 by Busta
Yeah they all do that. But it's funny that this is still a thing in 2020! Classic Suzuki "if it ain't broke don't fix it" approach to car manufacturing.
 

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07 Mar 2023 22:37 #247963 by 300bhpton
I don’t think it is about being broke and not fixed. It is about emissions. When cold the engine pollutes more. The aim is to raise it to operating temps quickly. 

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07 Mar 2023 22:54 #247964 by Gadget
Yep that's standard behaviour for the auto when cold. You won't notice it in the summer.

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08 Mar 2023 01:15 #247966 by fordem
I'm going to stick my neck out and say 99% of the electronically shifted automatics, regardless of vehicle, operate like that - I just can't think of anything I've driven in the last twenty years or so that didn't.

It's not just about the engine temperatures, the automatic transmission itself doesn't work well when the fluid is cold, there's a reason the transmission fluid runs through a heat exchanger in the radiator, and it's not to help the engine run hotter.

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08 Mar 2023 07:54 #247969 by jlines
My Evoque tends to over rev on cold mornings and takes longer to shift so not just a Jimny thing.

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08 Mar 2023 10:23 #247972 by Busta
Ah ok, I've never noticed it in Discos and Rangerovers. I think the fact it's a low powered engine with not many gears makes it more obvious.
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08 Mar 2023 17:48 #247980 by TFL
Thanks for all the responses......it seems they are all the same and some other brands too. TFL

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