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Old 02-14-2016, 02:27 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Lostdog View Post
Sorry Steve n Sal...totally different systems. There is no overdrive on the newer Ford trannys.
It may not be indicated as such, but 6th AND 5th gears are both overdrives.

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Old 02-14-2016, 06:48 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Lostdog View Post
Sorry Steve n Sal...totally different systems. There is no overdrive on the newer Ford trannys.
This should have said, "There is no way to turn off overdrive on the newer Ford trannys." As was pointed out this transmission has two overdrive gears.

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Old 02-15-2016, 01:16 AM   #17
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FWIW What I did not see so far is to lose the speed before starting the down grade then maintain the lower speed. I usually let off the gas as I approach the top of the hill then keep the gears down as needed with the tow haul and the brakes. At least part of the issue is what the road is like as in turns on the way down. Also try to proactively brake on flatter stretches so I do not need to get on the brakes in a steep section if I can help it. It is a whole lot easier to start slow and maintain slow than it is to come over the top hot and have to lose a lot of speed because of the curves or a stop sign at the bottom. ;-)
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:28 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Steve N Sal View Post
I was just trying to explain what I do when driving my GM/Allison combination. Don't really know the function of the Ford system and I didn't know this topic was related strictly to Ford products. Sorry.
Besides when I'm not in Over Drive I'm basically in Tow/Haul mode with my Allison.

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You are not wrong about the topic. The poster said his manual versus the Ford manual. He also said the gasser RV. So the topic was not just Ford.

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