Originally Posted by memphis02
This is an old thread, but I have a question for you seasoned flat-4 toads:
Have you ever heard of needing to run the vehicle for every ___ hours of being towed? My in-laws have a honda AWD suv that they claim requires them to stop after so many hours of being towed, started, ran in reverse for ___ min ran in 1st ___ min and so on before they can resume their trip...
I've never heard anyone say this about flat towing and was just curious if anyone else has and if so what is the purpose of the process?
My AWD Explorer has a "routine" also, you run the engine for 5 minutes at the start of your day, then at the end of that 5 minutes you shift it into reverse, then neutral, then drive (pausing a few seconds in each) before returning it to neutral and shutting engine off (with it in neutral of course). This circulates fluid everywhere since the transmission pump isn't running while towing because the engine is not on. Maximum towed speed is 65 mph, and every 6 hours of towing you are to stop and repeat the routine if your driving day is not complete.
Pretty easy and apparently works, transmission still works flawlessly.