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Triton auto vs Manuel
Feb 13th, 2018 at 7:35pm
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Hi all probably covering the topic for the 50th time but am upgrading the 2010 triton to the latest model and although iv always been a Manuel person for 4wding towing etc im now thinking about and auto due to 70-80% of my driving being city or on road driving and in some respects easier on the beaten track.
what's everyone's thoughts on this especially regarding the new tritons and experiences with them???

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Re: Triton auto vs Manuel
Reply #1 - Feb 26th, 2018 at 7:15pm
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My boss has a 2015 2.4 triton with a 6 speed in it. Had to get the gearbox replaced within first 12 months. Not sure what problem was. All under warranty so not a problem at this stage.
  

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Re: Triton auto vs Manuel
Reply #2 - Feb 28th, 2018 at 11:31am
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Most all common rail diesels (especially 4 cylinder ones) have a distinctive jerkiness to each revolution, that when coupled with billions of engine revolutions, gives the bearings and cogs in manual gearboxes a very hard time. So they try and shield/protect the manual gearbox from that jerkiness by gluing the two halves of a flywheel together with bonded rubber between them. The rubber eventually fails, and you're in for 3-4K for a replacement and fitting. Auto Torque converters suck it all up and protect the sun/planetary gears from those shock loads.
  
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Re: Triton auto vs Manuel
Reply #3 - Mar 1st, 2018 at 3:49pm
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Love my 2016 auto Triton. Can't fault its transmission. 80/20 on/off road.
  

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Re: Triton auto vs Manuel
Reply #4 - Mar 2nd, 2018 at 7:46am
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Auto for what you are doing mate. Wouldn't go back to a manual in a modern diesel these days
  
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