Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The great state of Warshington
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So i was correct with my initial thought, that engaging low range would increase transmission temperatures?
I'm no transmission expert, but it seems to make sense given the TC is a hydrodynamic fluid coupling. More rotations of the flywheel --> more fluid compression --> increased heat.
Given a TC takes the place of a mechanical clutch, keeping rpm's in the powerband makes sense. No complete stops with TC locked, yada yada. I don't plan on using this extensively around town. Mainly on long distance, steep, 4x4 climbing. It would also be nice to use it as an engine brake on the way back down.
Out of curiosity, what kind of switch did you use? single-pole single-throw? A link would be great.
Also heard that locking the TC in first gear can cause some issues, as not enough fluid is circulated to properly cool the tranny?