H&S Mini Maxx Questions - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.4L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-15-2010, 07:09 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tyler, Texas
Posts: 46
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
H&S Mini Maxx Questions

I downloaded the Hot Damn tune and the 45 MPG TC lock up. When I went out to do my tranny learn, the tranny shuddered for a split second (until I let off the throttle) when shifting from 2nd to 3rd. Do you think I did any permanent damage?

Also, I always thought that torque convertor lock up, or an automatic tranny shifting in and out of lock up while towing was very bad for a tranny, causing it to overheat if you are not careful. I am wondering if having my TC lockup at 45 mph is going to stress my tranny? Also, does the TC lockup turn off when I am in tow mode?

I would like my tranny to live long and prosper.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-15-2010, 11:10 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tyler, Texas
Posts: 46
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I am going to give you a bump.

I am also interested in your well thought out, and brilliantly articulated questions. You are indeed a valuable member of this forum, and even a treasure to some. I am honored with your mere presence, Mr. Canteenboy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 07-15-2010, 12:46 PM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 385
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canteenboy View Post
I am going to give you a bump.

I am also interested in your well thought out, and brilliantly articulated questions. You are indeed a valuable member of this forum, and even a treasure to some. I am honored with your mere presence, Mr. Canteenboy.
I have to reply to this thread after a post like that! thanks for the good laugh

It is normal to feel some "shuddering" from the transmission under hard load conditions. I highly doubt you have done any damage.

Locking up the torque converter can cause more stress onto the clutches inside the trans, but it also allows more direct contact between the engine and the pavement. When towing, most guys like the Torque converter to lock-up later, when the motor can handle jumping to the next gear without "lugging" it too severely.

In the end it is up to your driving style to decide what works best for you. Personally i use Race shifting with 55mph lock-up, and put some ladder bars on my truck. Shifts like a dream, never misses a beat.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 07-15-2010, 12:56 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tyler, Texas
Posts: 46
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Does the tow/haul mode keep the lockup from occurring?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 07-15-2010, 02:25 PM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 385
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canteenboy View Post
Does the tow/haul mode keep the lockup from occurring?
No sir. Just makes it come in a little later in the RPM range usually.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 07-15-2010, 04:55 PM
Warheads on Foreheads
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Houghton, LA
Posts: 1,807
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canteenboy View Post
I am going to give you a bump.

I am also interested in your well thought out, and brilliantly articulated questions. You are indeed a valuable member of this forum, and even a treasure to some. I am honored with your mere presence, Mr. Canteenboy.
now that's funny.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 07-15-2010, 05:30 PM
Powerstrokin' For Life

 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 127
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Man Canteenboy, your funny! ...silly Canteenboy
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 07-19-2010, 06:28 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tyler, Texas
Posts: 46
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Where should I set my "defueling"? What are considered safe levels?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 07-19-2010, 04:01 PM
Warheads on Foreheads
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Houghton, LA
Posts: 1,807
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
bump for ya, I'd like to know as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 07-19-2010, 05:25 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tyler, Texas
Posts: 46
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks!

Bueller Bueller....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors