Topic: GM THM 350 Transmission Questions
After our first race with an automatic transmission, the THM 350 in our race car seems like it's always in gear. In my truck, my other truck, and my daughter's car (our only automatic vehicles), when you get off the gas it feels like it coasts after a few seconds, or stopped at a light you're not fighting the engine with the brakes. In the race car, when you put it in gear, it chirps the tires, and you have to keep a lot of pressure on the brakes at a light.
That said, it is nice to be able to effectively engine brake, although downshifts can be harsh in mid-turn. It downshifted mid-kink at CMP and it was downright unsettling, although that is manageable.
So is something broken, or is this just how autos work when racing? Also, if something is broken, then is it a problem or can I just keep running it like that without damaging it further? I do like the ability to engine brake, as our brakes are not the greatest.