Exhaust brake usage can cause high temperatures in the automatic transmission due to torque converter slippage if a lockup device is not used. Only 10% to 80% of the retarding force is transferred through the fluid coupling of most torque converters. The BD TorqLoc commands the lock-up clutch of the torque converter to stay engaged when the BD Exhaust Brake is activated. This allows up to 100% of the retarding force to be transferred while in 3rd and 4th gear. Also, transmission oil temperatures will remain low because of little or no slippage occurring in the converter in these gears.
- Maintains lock-up when the exhaust brake is activated
- Ensuring 100% of the retarding force is being transferred in 3rd and 4th gears
- Prevents slippage and subsequent high oil temperatures
- TorqLoc with its three position switch allows for manual command of the lock-up as well as AutoLoc and stock operations