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Grit dog

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Posted: 09/25/20 01:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:



One question I had is how is the tranny when going at first gear on downhill.

The answer is nothing seems wrong: grinding or over-heating. RPM though is elevated at 3,000+ RPM.


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Most automatics do NOT lock the torque convertor in first gear, so I suspect anyone using that gear for sustained periods of time is building up a lot of heat. If second cannot hold you, you are traveling to fast for the amount weight you are towing.

* This post was edited 09/25/20 04:18pm by Bedlam *


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Bedlam wrote:

Most automatics do lock the torque convertor in first gear, so I suspect anyone using that gear for sustained periods of time is building up a lot of heat. If second cannot hold you, you are traveling to fast for the amount weight you are towing.


I would suspect that too. Was not able to follow up whether the trailer is pushing his TV beyond the upper most speed range of the 1st gear, then I would imagine he would get a worst tranny problem than just overheating -- although the group has full trust and confidence with the Toyota/Japanese engineering excellence, loll.

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Yosemite Sam1, I would say that my only concern would be engine rpm, which would have to be at or above the redline before I’d go into panic mode. If the engine braking with downshifts can’t control the speed... it’s time to apply brakes. Probably would be a good time to pull the parachute release, as you may not be in contact with terra- firma! [emoticon] memtb


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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Bedlam wrote:

Most automatics do lock the torque convertor in first gear, so I suspect anyone using that gear for sustained periods of time is building up a lot of heat. If second cannot hold you, you are traveling to fast for the amount weight you are towing.


I would suspect that too. Was not able to follow up whether the trailer is pushing his TV beyond the upper most speed range of the 1st gear, then I would imagine he would get a worst tranny problem than just overheating -- although the group has full trust and confidence with the Toyota/Japanese engineering excellence, loll.


I don't think the transmission is even going in 1st. The engine would be way overspeed in most situations unless you were going super slow.

Most modern transmissions will only downshift as far as the computer deems safe. It wouldn't surprise me if people just slam the lever in 1st thinking that is where the trans is shifting, when really they are in 3rd or second.


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memtb wrote:

Yosemite Sam1, I would say that my only concern would be engine rpm, which would have to be at or above the redline before I’d go into panic mode. If the engine braking with downshifts can’t control the speed... it’s time to apply brakes. Probably would be a good time to pull the parachute release, as you may not be in contact with terra- firma! [emoticon] memtb


Exactly, don't understand why my friend found it funny in his Tioga Pass near miss. He could be flying in that deep ravine and would not be found in another 10 years or so when no one sees him flying down, lol.

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Sam, You should just tell them all to get Tesla’s....

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