New with RAM Trucks for 2013 is the RAM transmission heat manager, designed to improve fuel efficiency and reduce low-viscosity losses. This addition to the already-popular RAM Trucks is designed to improve towing and hauling capabilities by improving durability and engine performance.
Shorter Warm-Up Time
The RAM transmission thermal management system raises temperatures in transmission and other fluids, allowing the transmission to warm up quickly and reduce losses due to low viscosity. This rapid rise in temperature helps the engine operate more efficiently and is shown to improve fuel efficiency by 1.7 percent.
The way the system operates is by circulating warm engine coolant through the heat manager, which has pathways dedicated to transmission fluid and engine oil. As the thermal exchange unit heats, the fluids are also heated, warming the RAM transmission more quickly than traditional methods. The unit has an electronic thermostat, rather than a mechanical one, which monitors the engine constantly and provides an efficient operating range at all times.
Improvement of Traditional Methods
Traditionally, the transmission of a vehicle heats independently of the engine, and this delayed warm-up reduces the efficiency of the engine. The RAM transmission heat manager warms the transmission fluids simultaneously as the engine warms. This not only improves fuel economy, but also enhances the quality of drivability and shifting. In addition, because the unit monitors temperatures constantly, it can also prevent the transmission from exceeding operating temperatures when the vehicle must operate at maximum capacity, such as during towing or hauling. The RAM transmission heat manager is designed to increase the durability and overall performance of RAM trucks that are already well-known for their durability and performance.
RAM is always striving to make their vehicles durable, rugged and able to perform any duty they are required to do, and the addition of the RAM transmission heat manager is one of the ways that RAM Trucks is providing the ruggedness you expect and the fuel economy you need. For more information, visit RAM Trucks.