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Cruise Control HDJ81

Discussion in 'Diesel Tech / 24 volts' started by Parvot, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. Parvot

    Parvot

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    Is it my imagination or do all 81's have a lousy cruise control. I've driven three so far and they all sucked, kicking out and hard to set. Anyhow, does anyone have a recommendation on an aftermarket one to put in or a tip on how to adjust it if even possible inlcuding the govenor.

    cheers,

    Greg
     
  2. nickw

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    My cruise works great. No issues.
    Easy to set, and rarely kicks out.
    Maybe twice in 6 months.
    Happens when hit a hard bump on the highway and my break pedal jiggles a little.

    If yours is kicking out, maybe your brake pedal is loose.
    That would cause it to kick out.
    As for setting issues, I am not sure what you mean.
    Could you elaborate?

    As far as the govener. I know its set to 109kph, which is fine for me.
    Especially because with my tires 109kph is about 117kph.
    No way to adjust it as far as I know.
    I am sure you could adjust it, I just don't know how.

    Cheers,
    Nick
     
  3. Parvot

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    thanks, I'll check my brake pedal. As for setting I mean when I attempt to set it at whatever speed it just won't engage.

    cheers,

    Greg
     
  4. Martin White

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    I've had the same experience as Nick. No problems with my cruise at all.
     
  5. nickw

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    Might be a result of a loose brake pedal.
    I would start there.

    Cheers,
    Nick
     
  6. SamB

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    I find with mine that you have to hold the stick back for a few seconds for it to engage - as opposed to just flicking it.
     
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