- May 18, 2019
- Reaction score
- Airdrie, Alberta
- Ram Year
- 3.6 Pentastar
I doubt the ‘16 Cummins w/G56 cut fuel. The DPF would cool down too much. It more than likely post injected fuel to keep the after system stupid hot.I wonder about the stick shift though, in my truck it cuts fuel while also dropping a gear, did your previous trucks cut the the fuel too when you manually downshifted while going down a hill? I don't know how important that fuel stuff plays into this, just that I think I can feel when the fuel cuts in and out (which is separately from the downshift itself); first it downshifts, then it revs up and then all of a sudden it seems to "grab" a bit more? And then if you're slowing down it reaches a point where the brake stops braking pretty quickly even though the gear doesn't change.
I could be way out to lunch of course.
The 845re with the 3.6 seems to drop 1 or 2 gears depending on how far I push the brake pedal but doesn’t take the engine over 3000rpm as I recall. Putting cruise control on it will drop more gears to try and hold its speed so long as I don’t touch the brake.
In T/H it will drop more gears and sometimes bring it to 4000rpm. For a small engine, it works fairly well.
I still miss the exhaust brake and stick shift. I don’t miss the regular cab, dump truck dually ride, or changing fuel filters in the winter.