$ 695 Special Introductory Price
- CHALLENGER PB PC 2009+ AUTO DIESEL
- PAJERO DiD NS NT NW NX 2007+ 3.2L AUTO DIESEL
- TRITON MN 5 SPEED 2009-2015 (MN) AUTO DIESEL
THE transmission enhancement kit!
auto-mate provides a whole new DRIVE mode that is optimised to:
reduce transmission temperatures (typically max. 70-80 degC)
improve fuel efficiency (typically 2L/100km when towing)
improve acceleration responsiveness
be simple to use for any driver's ability, and
eliminate LIMP mode problems when towing with a Challenger PB, PC / Triton MN
See auto-mate in action and learn more by watching our YouTube videos below:
auto-mate has all the features of lockup-mate, and further enhances it by also automatically changing gears to optimise conditions that enable the torque converter clutch to stay locked up.
The benefits of locking your torque converter are well known when experiencing heavy load conditions such as towing (caravan, boat or horse float), climbing long steep hills, or when driving in deep sand.
Transmission torque converter slippage not only results in excessive heat build up, but also uses more fuel, and can cause some vehicles (eg, Challenger/Triton MN) to enter LIMP mode during long hill climbs or extended periods of towing into a head wind.
auto-mate is more than just a torque converter lock-up kit. It will also automatically control the transmission gear selection to maximise lock-up conditions and keep that torque converter locked up.
It is specifically tuned for each vehicle for great drivability.
auto-mate has three modes of operation:
DRIVE - With the transmission lever in D position, auto-mate locks the torque converter clutch (TCC) and changes gears to keep it locked
SPORT - With the transmission lever in Sport position, auto-mate behaves just like lockup-mate, and will lockup the TCC when the conditions allow. The driver is in control of the gear choice
OFF - normal control of the transmission by the vehicle is returned.
When in SPORT mode, it will also automatically protect your drivetrain if the gear choice is too high by:
disabling lock-up under conditions that would put excessive stress on the transmission and drivetrain, and
re-lock it again when suitable.
auto-mate will connect to your car's ODB2 port to read important vehicle parameters (such as speed, RPM, current gear, and engine load), and uses genuine Mitsubishi connectors for transmission gear control.
Some additional features of auto-mate are:
Adjustable shift pattern, for a SPORT'ier response, or for economy. Tune it for your vehicle (eg, due to larger tyre size), or driving style.
5th gear lockout. Makes 4th gear the top gear to avoid repeated 4th-5th gear changes that can occur in hilly terrain.
Displays the current gear on the instrument cluster, even when in DRIVE mode
Reminds the driver to down-select a gear with a flashing LED, when the torque converter unlocks in SPORT mode
User-selectable starting operating temperature (between 20-100 degC. Default is 40 degC) (Pajero only)
Does not modify the factory transmission ECU program
With user-selectable starting operating temperature, you can set it to commence operation at the normal startup temperature of 40 degC, lower it, or increase it to only operate when the transmission oil is becoming hot (eg, 90 degC) [Pajero only]
This is THE essential accessory for anyone who tows a heavy load (caravans, boats, horses, work trailers, motor-sport) or is an off-road 4x4 adventurer.
However it's not limited just to those who tow. Great results are achieved while just city driving and cruising.