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Old 08-08-2007, 01:30 AM
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Great info. Will have to try this, as I have been dealing with the current settings for over 2 years. Great tech post. Thanks.
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:01 AM
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got mine done and it make a big diff!! Thanks for the info.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:06 AM
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Major props to DavesX for figuring out this debunkle. I thought I was doomed forever with this problem. Got it fixed just in time for heading up to the Indy VIP.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:11 AM
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No doubt! On the way into work this morning it even worked like a champ up the big hill!! I couldn't believe it, I will be using the cruise a lot more.
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:00 AM
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Thank you DavesX! I am new to this forum (today) but have been scouring it for hours. Yours is the first fix I have seen that I wanted to try. I too have been putting up with a lousy cruise control for a year and a half.

I went out to the garage at 9:45 in the evening and did exactly what you said, took about 7 minutes. I'll be trying it out on my morning drive to work.

Thanks again!!!
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:09 AM
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Another happy customer! Thanks to DavesX
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:39 PM
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Ok, sure enough the cruise worked much better this morning on my way to work. I may open it up and try the 1 and 2 switch up position just for S&Giggles.

Thanks again for the post.
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:33 PM
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Did mine last night drove it today with both switches up it stays at the speed u set it really well thanks for this great info i hated the way my cruise control was but way better now.
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by DavesX
My cruise control did not react fast enough. When I would go up a hill or pass a semi, the box would slow down and then speed back up gradually. I called Rosta and got the switch positions to make it react quicker and it has made a big difference.
If you open the black box that the cable comes out of,(#10 torx) you will see a series of micro switches numbered 1 thru 12. You only have to adjust the first two, Leave The Rest Of Them ALONE!!! If switch 1 and 2 are down (default position) That is the least sensitive. 1 up and 2 down are more sensitive, 1 down and 2 up is where I have mine, and 1 up and 2 up is the most sensitive, which you probably don't want. Give it a try and report back!!
Mine was on it when I bought it so I'm not even sure who's model it is. But anyway, where is this box located? Mine does this and I HATE IT!!!
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:47 PM
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next to the drivers side strut tower.
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by bB2NER
next to the drivers side strut tower.
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Old 08-16-2007, 01:05 AM
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Default Re: Cruise Control Sensitivity

Naturally, that ain't my model.

http://scsfrigette.com/html/products/cruise.htm

Anybody have a similar solution for it?
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Old 08-31-2007, 05:22 PM
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Great Post. Thank you!- Always wanted to get cruise to work right - never spent the time.
Now I actually like using my cruise control.
One suggestion - change Automatic tranny fluid to Synthetic Amsoil - much smoother shifts - and yes it is approved. Working great for 4000 miles on myXB.
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Old 08-31-2007, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by XbbbbBox
Great Post. Thank you!- Always wanted to get cruise to work right - never spent the time.
Now I actually like using my cruise control.
One suggestion - change Automatic tranny fluid to Synthetic Amsoil - much smoother shifts - and yes it is approved. Working great for 4000 miles on myXB.
Really? Who changed the fluid for you? I thought the little xb already shifted pretty smoothly. What is the approx cost for the change with Amsoil?
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Old 09-01-2007, 02:47 AM
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Easy to change - if you search there is a post some where.
Just unscrew hex plug from case(want to say it is10mm) underneath your XB - do not need to remove pan and gasket. Takes a little less than a gallon - approximately $35.00. I plan on doing this every 20-25,000 miles. Go to Amsoil .com.
If you pay $10 you can become a preffered customer and it is $26.55 plus shipping. (I use their synthetic oil too).
My tranny would shift hard - especially under a load. I also tow a trailer, and also on some shifts when my cruise was activated I noticed it.
The shifts are much smoother - one of the best things I have done to my XB and other vehicles I have owned.
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:50 AM
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Default Re: Tranny Fluid

Originally Posted by XbbbbBox
Easy to change - if you search there is a post some where.
Just unscrew hex plug from case(want to say it is10mm) underneath your XB - do not need to remove pan and gasket. Takes a little less than a gallon - approximately $35.00. I plan on doing this every 20-25,000 miles. Go to Amsoil .com.
If you pay $10 you can become a preffered customer and it is $26.55 plus shipping. (I use their synthetic oil too).
My tranny would shift hard - especially under a load. I also tow a trailer, and also on some shifts when my cruise was activated I noticed it.
The shifts are much smoother - one of the best things I have done to my XB and other vehicles I have owned.
You have a link or description for the Syn. tranny fluid for the xB?
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by XbbbbBox
Easy to change - if you search there is a post some where.
Just unscrew hex plug from case(want to say it is10mm) underneath your XB - do not need to remove pan and gasket. Takes a little less than a gallon - approximately $35.00. I plan on doing this every 20-25,000 miles. Go to Amsoil .com.
If you pay $10 you can become a preffered customer and it is $26.55 plus shipping. (I use their synthetic oil too).
My tranny would shift hard - especially under a load. I also tow a trailer, and also on some shifts when my cruise was activated I noticed it.
The shifts are much smoother - one of the best things I have done to my XB and other vehicles I have owned.
Does using this method get all the fluid out? It sounds like it is a big improvement, I'll have to give it a try.

Thanks.
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Old 09-08-2007, 02:11 AM
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Here is a link to the tranny fluid on Amsoil site:

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/atf.aspx

Purchase a gallon - and will have some extra.

This does not replace ALL the fluid - need to drop pan - from what I have been told Toyota says you do not have drop pan and clean filter till close to 200,000 miles - however I plan to change fluid every 20,000 - 25,000 miles - easy enough - and after a couple of changes should be all synthetic.
I may drop pan earlier - but I figure I'll take my chances against dropping the pan, and just keep changing the fluid.
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Old 09-09-2007, 03:53 AM
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this is some sweet info i just had mine installed and thought something was wrong with it.
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this is some sweet info i just had mine installed and thought something was wrong with it.
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