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Hic

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Towing Automatics
« on: Mar 20, 18, 03:42 »
Some automatic cars should not be towed on the drive wheels as it may damage the transmission (they rely on the engine running to lubricate the transmission). In a MK2 automatic, will there be any damage from towing on the drive wheels at highway speeds? 

Autohau5

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Re: Towing Automatics
« Reply #1 on: Mar 20, 18, 07:26 »
I believe the consensus is to never tow an automatic with the drive wheels on the ground. If you absolutely must tow it, should be less than 15km and under 50km/hr.

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witchcraftz

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Re: Towing Automatics
« Reply #2 on: Mar 20, 18, 09:47 »
Worst case scenario go rent a car dolly from uhaul, it's $30-$60 for the day. Just remember the car must be fully insured if any of the wheels are on the street. If there isn't insurance you need to have will 4 wheels on the trailer.

hellgti

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Re: Towing Automatics
« Reply #3 on: Mar 20, 18, 16:26 »
Request a flatbed.
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Hic

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Re: Towing Automatics
« Reply #4 on: Mar 20, 18, 18:49 »
Thank you for all the replies!