PTP 000177.17 – Top Gear Limited Due to Cold Oil

PTP 000177.17 (PTP 177.17)

Code: 000177.17

Shortcode: 177.17


This error code occurs when the operator tries to shift above 14F with cold oil. Cold oil can lead to inadequate lubrication and increased friction, causing shifting issues.


The control unit limits functionality to prevent shifting into higher gears until the oil reaches an adequate operating temperature.


  • Warm Up Period:
    Allow the vehicle sufficient time to warm up the oil before attempting to shift into higher gears.
  • Monitor Oil Temperature:
    Use diagnostic tools to monitor the oil temperature. Avoid operating in high gears until the oil is at the recommended temperature.
  • Operator Training:
    Educate operators on the importance of allowing the vehicle to warm up properly before attempting to shift into higher gears.
  • Regular Maintenance:
    Ensure regular maintenance of the transmission system to avoid issues related to cold oil.


Proper warm-up procedures are crucial for the optimal performance of the transmission system. Cold oil can significantly impact gear shifting and overall operation.

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