These transmissions are upgraded with increased clutch capacity, improved clutch plate material, phosphate steels and ZeroFlex technology. The power is available any time the engine is running. For the 5R110 transmission, Ford added a new style of transmission pan and filter in 2008. This heat promotes and accelerates wear and tear that ultimately leads to premature catastrophic failure. By using a proprietary powder-metal compound in the planetary gear carrier, Ford was able to beef up the system enough to handle the burly diesel engine. This transmission problem occurs primarily under cold conditions or when the vehicle has not been driven for some time. For maximum efficiency, the patented Lepelletier geartrain reduces complexities that exist in connecting an automatic transmission's gear sets and clutches.
This drag then causes the pack to fail as it is being partially applied even when it should not be. The extra capacity in the clutch pack along with the higher friction coefficient provides unmatched performance that cannot be matched by anything else on the planet. Combined with our new Power Stroke Diesel engine, this is a powertrain combination that truck customers will love. The display will show the selected gear, and the control system will lock the torque converter and hold that gear for a full manual transmission feel. Overall, the 6R140 heavy-duty TorqShift six-speed transmission enables greater customer capability, efficiency and control than ever before.
I was doing the change in the middle of winter, and found that after heating up the transmission by driving around on a highway, it would cool too far while I navigated the slow urban roads back home. The new torque converter in the 6R140 features an exclusive long travel, ultra high capacity turbine damper designed to soften the extreme force produced by the new 6. To handle the torque of the 6. This means the transmission and new fluid must both be hot during the change in order to flush all of the old fluid out without closing the thermostat during the process. A closed-piston design provides precise control of the lock-up clutch.
Unfortunately when I cracked open the manual for our Ford Torqshift transmission, it became apparent that the owner-maintenance was excluded in the design considerations. One of the key benefits of the Lepelletier layout is that it is a much less complex method of connecting the cogs and clutches. To ensure reliable performance, the Ford Torqshift transmission has been built to rigorous Built Ford Tough® standards. It became very apparent that if we were going to deliver a superior fiction material to our customer, this issue would need to be addressed. This transmission problem is due to a sticking line pressure control solenoid. The remedy involves replacing the body of the solenoid, along with the solenoid wiring harness. Our transmission is unique to Revmax and cannot be purchased at any of the other copycat builders.
SunCoast understands how critical these can be, especially when a clutch-to-clutch transmission is involved. This unit was introduced in model year 2003 in the F Series Trucks and the Excursion vehicles that are equipped with the new 6. The reverse diode is prone to failure if starved for lube oil. The 5R110 was previously used in both the 6. The tow-haul feature also senses when conditions call for increased engine braking and automatically schedules the appropriate downshift. Couple this along with the removal of torque management and you have created a situation where failure is imminent.
This unit has a total of six forward gears with the ratios as follows: 1st gear 3. The former allows you limit which gears the transmission uses while still having it shift automatically, good for hauling and steep grades. This custom SunCoast set-up provides a very clean and crisp shift. Aluminum Hard Coat Anodizing is similar to standard anodizing in that both are controlled electrochemical processes. With the TorqShift, Ford says they've done it.
Interested in learning more about the , or in trying our a TorqShift-equipped truck for yourself? The 5R110 Torqshift transmission is susceptible to issues that include: converter lockup lining failure and shudder; line pressure instability; pump wear, front seal leaks and fluid contamination; as well as clutch and unit failure. On the old style pan, the middle is about 3 inches wide. SunCoast also goes one step further and Hard Coat anodizes each one to ensure super reliability. Learn more about how the transmissions compare! This is exaggerated even more dramatically once we start adding power to these vehicles. Second I needed a way to heat the new transmission fluid to near 170f. When in hot mode the transmission will shift 1st gear, 2nd gear, 3rd gear, 5th gear ratio 1. So the transmission uses just five clutch sets to achieve six forward gears.
The new Ford 6R140 Torqshift transmission is the most robust transmission Ford has yet to build. The transmission is programmed for maximum shift quality and subsequent durability. With plenty of trucks with damaged and ruined 6l motors coming in, we end up with more low mileage transmissions than we normally carry. We decided to take a more scientific approach, and yet another Patent hangs on the wall. The enhancements to the 6R140 TorqShift provide lower clutch speeds, which decreases losses due to friction, and optimizes fluid levels and fluid backup to decrease fluid agitation while at the same time increasing lubrication to the parts that need it the most. As you likely know, diesels and gas engines are very different beasts.