Engine And Transmission

Monitor to show detailed engine info

Usually, vehicles with automatic transmissions will have a greater allowable cargo load than those with manual transmissions. This is because towing large loads with a manual can damage the clutch from shifting gears. Nevertheless, if you're towing with an automatic, you may want to look into transmission coolers to prevent the transmission from overheating. Automatic also can better guess proper gear according to the load (especially if has "towing" setting).

Automatic Transmissions - What Wheel Drive explains FWD, RWD, 4WD, AWD.

Engine performance tuning

  • Air intake should be cold (closer to grill)
  • Improved air filters KNN with reusable oil filter
  • Larger diameter tubing for exhaust. Better "breathing" can significantly improve performance (max power al lower rpm).
  • Diesel has to be turbocharged, especially in high altitudes (to get enough air). Turbo compression increases air temperature (see above), needs be cooled. Recommends pyrometer.
  • Oils change filter each oil change. Assume heavy duty: dust is the enemy.
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