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Just bought my first hilux 2016 sr5 auto . I was talking to  a bloke at a rest area who told me to get the best out of the ute he recommends to leave the auto in either s4or s5 when towing my van ( gross about 2.4 t ,) he reckons the gear box / motor will run better and cooler any advice will be appreciated. 

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Can't comment for your exact combination (you don't mention whether you've got the petrol or diesel either), but rule of thumb is to keep the car out of top gear/overdrive when towing wherever possible to avoid it bogging down the engine too much.  Try to take any advice you hear from randoms with a grain of salt though (same goes with internet forums).

Also next time try coming up with a topic title that actually describes your problem, most people will think either a) you're introducing yourself, or b) you've got a problem with a distributor.

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