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Old 02-27-2016, 04:25 PM   #11
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From what I see, all the new style SRX's (2010-present) can be flat towed. And like I stated earlier, I've been towing my 2011 since new and it's easy and never had an issue.



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Old 02-27-2016, 05:20 PM   #12
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What does a turbo have to do with the ability to tow an SRX? Enquiring minds want to know!
Apparently, the transmission is different in a turbocharged model.....owners manual says "no flat towing this model." GM should know their own cars. I didn't write the book!
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Old 02-27-2016, 05:33 PM   #13
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The things that make a car able to be flat towed or not can run the full gamut, believe me. If I had to guess, and this is a total guess, I would say the turbo is probably lubricated from the engine lube system but "spun" by the transmission. If you spin a turbo with no lubrication, you'll definitely find out about it. Totally believable to me.
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Old 02-27-2016, 06:42 PM   #14
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Turbochargers are "spun" by exhaust gases. Most likely there is a difference in the driveline that is required by the higher output of a turbocharged engine, much like the 340 Cummins uses a 2500MH Allison transmission, but the torque output of the 360 Cummins exceeds the torque rating of the 2500MH and is given the 3000MH. The turbo transaxle probably requires the engine to be running the trans pump for lube while the normally aspirated transaxle will get enough lube without the engine running.


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Thanks, NV245 - That's pretty much what I meant to say, my wording was just as bad as my knowledge of the subject. Great explanation. ��
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Old 02-27-2016, 10:52 PM   #16
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Just a guess: perhaps the inter cooler for the turbo is in the way of the base plate.
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:04 PM   #17
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Very good point, TwiceThelce!


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