manually shifting your automatic transmission - Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com
Ford Diesel Forum / Powerstroke Forum
Ford Diesel Forum / Powerstroke Forum
Go Back   Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com > 1999-2007 Ford Super Duties > 1999-2007 General Questions

1999-2007 General Questions General questions related to 1999-2007 Super Duty trucks. If it doesn't fit the other categories, post it here. Gas engine discussion that pertains to all models is allowed. Specific gas engine questions should use the Gas Engines forum.

TheDieselstop.com is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-10-2008, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 502
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
manually shifting your automatic transmission

ok so i want to know sense i do a lot of driving and some of it is hauling heavy equipment whats going on with these transmissions. some times i like to down shift manually so i know i got good engine braking and use it to help me slow down but i have seen a lot of people say its bad to up shift because of the way the transmissions shift. i want to know when its ok to shift. this might be helpful for some guys that race (street/drag strip) there trucks. i hope you guys have some info and can shine some light on this. thanks
__________________
2001 F350 SuperCrew Long Bed Dually.
7.3L turbo Diesel, automatic transmission, goose neck hitch, fifth wheel hitch, stainless steel back rack, 315/75-16 BFG A/T's, AUX back up lights, euro-lite driving lights, upgraded fog lights, dp-tuner, turbo master wastegate controler, dieselsite boost relief valve brv+, auto-meter ultra-lites, 5in stacks no muffler, whelen towmans light bar, DIY tymar intake, DIY coolant filter, 2M ham rig, DIY AIC,
( egauges )

My truck pic's
cdacaraudio is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-11-2008, 12:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
DaveV10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Johnstown,PA
Posts: 237
My Photos: (5)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have always shifted all my automatics by hand when ever I wanted to, mostly if I'm just "cruising" around town and always when I'm going down a steep hill that you have to stop at the bottom of. It never hurt any of them so far including my F250's.
__________________
2006 F250 V10 4X4 Lariat FX4 SC, SB 142WB,Auto,4:30LS,ESOF,TT Mirrors,Ford Chrome Step Tubes,White over Silver,Chrome Package,- DR 4.5" lift kit with 275/65/20 Goodyears on 08' wheels and stainless flowmaster 50.
DaveV10 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2008, 11:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 502
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveV10 View Post
I have always shifted all my automatics by hand when ever I wanted to, mostly if I'm just "cruising" around town and always when I'm going down a steep hill that you have to stop at the bottom of. It never hurt any of them so far including my F250's.
im with you i have always shifted but i have seen and also heard the newer trans will not take the abuse. hopefully some others will chime in. i would like to here the reasons why it would be bad.
__________________
2001 F350 SuperCrew Long Bed Dually.
7.3L turbo Diesel, automatic transmission, goose neck hitch, fifth wheel hitch, stainless steel back rack, 315/75-16 BFG A/T's, AUX back up lights, euro-lite driving lights, upgraded fog lights, dp-tuner, turbo master wastegate controler, dieselsite boost relief valve brv+, auto-meter ultra-lites, 5in stacks no muffler, whelen towmans light bar, DIY tymar intake, DIY coolant filter, 2M ham rig, DIY AIC,
( egauges )

My truck pic's
cdacaraudio is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-12-2008, 06:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
Lifetime Supporting Member
 
Mark Kovalsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: SE Florida, USA
Posts: 9,458
My Photos: (6)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
There are no reasons it would be bad.
__________________
Mark
Former Automatic Transmission Engineer 1988-2007

“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson
Mark Kovalsky is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com > 1999-2007 Ford Super Duties > 1999-2007 General Questions

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



» Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:51 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.