I am getting ready for a trip with my Skoolie in 2 weeks and have alot of mnt drivning to do
Going up into Boone NC on hy421 there are several very steep sections 12-19% for short distances.
During the summer I had a few issues with temps (engine/tranny not dangerous but still an issue)
After reading and searching I believe I have been driving this combo wrong from the gitgo.
FE 5.9 Turbo with A545 tranny (no lockup)
I keep coming across this type of statement:
Max line pressure 2400 RPM plus
Acceptable full-load engine governed speed
2400-4000 rpm (diesel)
3200-4000 rpm (gasoline)
Minimum engine idle speed
(with transmission in drive)
I have been keeping RPMS low about 1800/2000 cruising,when approaching a hill apply alittle more throttle and not much happens and temps start to move up, so I back off and just slowdown.
SO my plans have changed and am thinking to use lower gears(manually down shift, tranny doesnt downshift very well on it's own)
say 2nd gear and keep RPM's up about 2500 rpm's
Is the proper way to drive this?
Sorry for long winded post
Any advice would be good (except get a different bus
baby steps right now)