RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Tow Vehicles: 2016 F250 tranny

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > 2016 F250 tranny

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev  |  Next
Sponsored By:
goducks10

There

Senior Member

Joined: 02/22/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/10/19 10:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SidecarFlip wrote:

My only issue with the new slush boxes and all that 'shifting' is heat. When the clutch packs unlock and relock, heat is produced with every change. Slushboxes don't like heat no matter what year they are.

heat kills slush boxes, always has.


With the new improved cooling on the trucks I've had I see no tranny heat issues. On my 2010 F150 6 sp it had no OD lockout and no way to choose gears. Put it in drive and you take what it gives. It shifted back and forth all the time. Used a scan gauge and temps never hardly moved except when climbing steeper grades in hot weather.
Both My 2012 Ram CTD and my 2018 Ram 6.4 pretty much stay in the 168-170 range until the same scenario as above.

Now my 08 F150 5.4 3.73 4 sp got lots of heat spikes. It just didn't have the better tranny cooling that newer trucks have.

FishOnOne

The Great State of Texas

Senior Member

Joined: 02/12/2011

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/10/19 11:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SidecarFlip wrote:

My only issue with the new slush boxes and all that 'shifting' is heat. When the clutch packs unlock and relock, heat is produced with every change. Slushboxes don't like heat no matter what year they are.

heat kills slush boxes, always has.


The current 6R140 6 speed transmission in my truck is way more reliable than the 4 speed E40D transmission in your truck. I have no doubt that Fords new 10 speed Torque Shift transmission will be even better. As for the heat concern that's no longer an issue.


'12 Ford Super Duty FX4 ELD CC 6.7 PSD 400HP 800ft/lbs
"Built Ford Proud"
'16 Sprinter 319MKS "Wide Body"


Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/10/19 12:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

But it’s not a ‘96 F350 thus it could not ever be as good or reliable or beloved.
Them multi speed transmissions are the devil Bobby Buosche!!


"Yes Sir, Oct 10 1888, Those poor school children froze to death in their tracks. They did not even find them until Spring. Especially hard hit were the ones who had to trek uphill to school both ways, with no shoes." -Bert A.

Turtle n Peeps

California

Senior Member

Joined: 06/23/2008

View Profile


Online
Posted: 03/10/19 02:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't understand people? [emoticon]

#1. People complain to the manufactures that they need more gears.

#2. Manufactures comply and give them more gears and better gas mileage because of more gears.

#3. People complain to manufactures that their trucks shift too much and want to lock out the gears they have. [emoticon] [emoticon] [emoticon]

My suggestion is put the truck in D, turn on TH and turn on the radio to your favorite music station and drive to you favorite vacation spot.


~ Too many freaks & not enough circuses ~


"Life is not tried ~ it is merely survived ~ if you're standing
outside the fire"

"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly."- Abraham Lincoln


spoon059

Just north of D.C.

Senior Member

Joined: 10/03/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/10/19 03:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dave H M wrote:

tader chip

tator chip... like potato/potator...


2015 Ram CTD
2015 Jayco 29QBS

mosseater

Dillsburg, PA

Senior Member

Joined: 10/19/2007

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/12/19 06:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't claim to be an engineer, but I have to wonder why we need two OD gears? I'd rather have the rpm spread broken up more in the previous 5 gears and give me one OD with a reasonable ratio. My 4 spd dinosaur only has one OD and it runs fine that way for the most part. I do lock it out many times on hilly routs, so I'm fine with some rpms. I just fail to see why they make them overly complex with extra gears then ad an extra OD. I'd gladly take an extra gear between 1st thru 5th or 6th, then have one OD. Prolly all about fuel economy, but it it won't pull either of the OD without down shifting into "D", what's the point? If I want a sizable jump between any gears, put it between OD and the last gear before OD. It's going to shift out of OD anyhow.


"It`s not important that you know all the answers, it`s only important to know where to get all the answers" Arone Kleamyck
"...An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Col. Jeff Cooper
Sunset Creek 298 BH


Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/12/19 06:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^ First, over drive, underdrive, direct, are nothing magical. They're only gear ratios in the transmission. That is literally only 1 of 4 parts of the overall gearing equation.
But the real answer is you haven't seriously driven, or towed with similar vehicles with a 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 8 or 10 speed transmission.

It's akin to cutting down a tree.
You can do it with a hatchet = single speed, a hand saw = 2 speed, a felling axe = 3 speed, sawzall = 4 speed, little chainsaw = 5/6 speed or a Stihl 460 = 8/10 speed!
It's one of those, don't know what you're missing things. Do I miss a 6/8 speed trans in commuter traffic or driving an empty pickup? Nope.
Does the 8 speed in our new SRT click off shifts in under 2/10 of a second when you mat the skinny pedal, up AND down shifts? Yup.
Does the 6 speed in my little 1/2 ton work truck tow better than the 4 speeds in our older 3/4 tons? Yup

sgfrye

north carolina

Senior Member

Joined: 06/27/2017

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/13/19 12:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MFL wrote:

You don't say how heavy you are towing, but yes, lock out 6th, use tow/haul. If you are towing more than 10K, and have lots of hills, or wind is an issue, you may want to lock out 5th as well.

If you don;t lug the engine, your mileage may even improve.

Jerry


x2
i have a 2017 f250 gasser with 3.73
previous TT was approx 7500lb loaded to camp
current TT is approx 9500lbs

great tow vehicle, as well as engine-tranny combo for that weight range.

shum02

Burlington ON CDA

Senior Member

Joined: 04/22/2005

View Profile



Posted: 03/13/19 01:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SidecarFlip wrote:

My only issue with the new slush boxes and all that 'shifting' is heat. When the clutch packs unlock and relock, heat is produced with every change. Slushboxes don't like heat no matter what year they are.

heat kills slush boxes, always has.


This is not a C6 slush box.

I can barely get my Torqueshift 5sp to hit 150F while towing with the a/c running. 15 quarts of fluid and a really large cooler and pan on these trannies. The do NOT overheat without seriously overloading the truck.


2006 F350 Lariat FX4 CC 4x4 PSD
2007 KZ2505QSS-F Outdoorsman


Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/14/19 10:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^ Sidecar is still living in 1996 in his F350....

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > 2016 F250 tranny
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS