I'll admit that I was thinking a little bit more about the Adrenaline HPOP
and how it increases the volume of oil when this all kind of came together for me and my Excursion.
I have no data to say that this does anything, but I will state my observation of how my torque converter locks and unlocks with my DP
Tuner set on 80 Econo with the over drive on and off. For me, they are different.
My drive to and from work, is through a relatively rural area with speeds generally around 45MPH in many areas. There are a couple of stretches that have me going 55MPH, and some others where I'm at 40, 35, and 25.
I usually put it in drive and go. Let the shift strategy do its work. At 35MPH, the TC
is locking up, and it shifts into OD
gear at right around 47MPH. So, usually, in some of those 45MPH situations, I've been seeking the 47MPH mark to get it into the higher gear. The first area I encounter is a lot of up and down stuff, and it switches back and forth a lot. Really, it's kind of fun, but it's wooded too. With OD
on, at 45MPH, the TC
starts to unlock and coast down hills. When I need to get on the throttle again, it does take a moment for the TC
to catch up and lock.
Thinking to myself that if the Adrenaline HPOP
increases oil volume, I just decided, hey, why don't I just run it at 45 to 50 with the OD
off to keep the engine spinning a little faster.
What I noticed is that the TC
stays locked longer on decel. I want to say that it was staying locked down to about 29MPH compared to the 45MPH that it unlocks at when allowed to use OD
Going on a trip this weekend where I won't be doing any of this, but I'm going to try and see if I can come up with some feedback with what I have observed.