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Re: NON-Q: How To Improve Ford Pickup Brakes - HELP

PlyBoyDoct@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 5/21/99 10:08:06 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> bernardl@acumenassociates.com writes:
> > What is particularly important is to use engine
> >  braking when going down long grades.  My Bronco with 3 speed automatic goes
> >  into 2nd for downhill grades, and you have to drive slower than normal to
> >  accommodate the lower gear.
> I was told by my tranny mech.(When I asked how I can prevent killing my 3 spd
> automa-sick) That downshifting in a Automactic is BAD for the tranny.  He
> said something like the transmission is not made to do that.  Its different
> from a manual.  Also said something like everything slams back in together
> when you apply the gas.  I wasn't paying too much attention, but I dont'
> downshift on hills anymore, even when towing. Well I guess YMMV.
> (And now for the manitory Audi content, I love Audis and I got mine up to 1.7
> BAR now)
> Jason C
> 89 200t10v
> Redmond WA

Really important to get a transmission temperature gauge. If it get's
too hot, it's all over. BTST with a '98 Dodge Ram. Ever seen 14 quarts
of trans fluid on the ground? This would apply to Audi automatics towing
a trailer as well.