yep another torque converter thread
My apologies if this has been answered already...
I am currently doing a thread/writeup (transmission rebuild for the poor man)... being poor I ran into some snags, but am ready to start her up again... I'm ready to buy a torque converter, I'm going cheap, sorry to all you folks who spent a fortune on yours. Not looking for advice on brands, or lectures about it being cheap "get what you pay for" stuff. Thanks, I'm sure you know what you're talking about, but an extra hundred bucks means groceries in the fridge instead of going hungry.
all that aside, Looking at torque converters seems like I've got an option here, low stall vs. high stall..
I'm guessing that refers to stall speed on lockup right? does anyone have any real world experience as per what that will do for my MPG? My stock transmission did great, pulled whatever I put behind it and only died after 250,000 miles and a leak I did not fix, so even a stock torque converter will do what I ask of it, but if I can save myself some fuel money I'll do it.
My guess is a low stall means that it will lock up at a much lower speed, seems like that would make it better for towing, and increase MPG. Am I right, or way off?