While high performance torque converters can benefit both diesel and gasoline engines, they are much different based on the type of engine for the following reasons.
Diesel Torque Converters Must Be Optimized
Diesel torque converters must be made quite differently so that they can be tailored to the torque characteristics of a diesel engine. Diesel engines produce much more torque which makes torque converters very important when looking at ways to boost performance.
Lower Stall Speed
Because diesel engines often perform better at lower RPM’s when compared to gas engines, diesel torque converters typically have a much lower stall speed than their gasoline counterparts. Stall speed is a commonly misunderstood term in the high performance automotive industry, but is really just the point at which an automatic transmission actually shifts gears.
As you can see there are several differences between diesel torque converters and gasoline converters. If you are still unsure as to which torque converter will work best for your vehicle, contact Precision Industries today. Our talented staff will help you select the perfect torque converter for your individual needs.