as i am from europe and used to drive manual shifted cars i hate to drive my E350 (7.3 4x4) in a speed unter 55mls because than the torque clutch was open.
Result of this: the engine lost a lot of power to "curl" the oil in the torque converter and heat it up because of excessive wheelspin. Also the engine was in a very noisy range than.
Uhhhh i realy hate it because also the consuption seems to be higher because of this of course.
So i decided to find a solution and try to give the tranny manual comands if i want.
I never understand why the program let this dinosaur of engine spin so much. It has so much torque and you should able to use it.
I built in an manual switch in the dashbord to give the torque clutch the comand to shift. It is an easy instalation and it works now since about 4000mls perfect.
-tranny oil temp was befor never under 170 and now most time between 140-150. Never goes over 170 if i use the switch
-consumption was befor about 16-17mpg now 18-19mpg are possible. While driving constand 50mls the van uses in average 20mpg!
-more power to the rear wheels, a different worls if you want to overtake! Like a kick in the ass
- much more confort because now the engine rotates most time less than before.
The best thing i have ever built in!
Just never forget to switch it of if you come to a red light and you have to stop....otherwise the engine will remember you
Does anyone also have done this? What do you think about it?
Any objektions to do this?
I use 285/70-17 and 3.7 axle