Questions for my first truck (Volvo)

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by simonsocm, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    At what rpm did they upshift?
     
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  3. Cabinover101

    Cabinover101 Heavy Load Member

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    You said that almost like you can't replace the clutch?
     
  4. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    No, he means you can replace the clutch. Clutch replacement in iShift is pretty common, just like anything else. They will last forever if you know how to drive one. It's an automated manual, still has a clutch.
     
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  5. nasriza

    nasriza Road Train Member

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    You can replace anything just depends on $$$$$
     
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  6. Doublewiggle32

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    On the 2020 Volvo I drove the pedal had a notch in it for you to put it to the floor. When pushed all the way it would shift at 1800-1900rpm. Downshifting it would do the same. That's the only time I really used manual mode, was to prevent it from downshifting.

    The 2012 one I drove didn't have the notch in the pedal and shifted around 1650.
     
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  7. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    And the Peterbilt?
    When would it upshift?
     
  8. Doublewiggle32

    Doublewiggle32 Light Load Member

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    In auto mode it would shift at like 1400-1500 and sometimes skip a gear! Which would put it at 1000rpms, so I always used manual mode. It also depends a lot on how the truck is programmed from the company, most are set up for maximum economy.
     
  9. simonsocm

    simonsocm Light Load Member

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    Eh, doesn't matter much for now. Gonna have to wait til november now. The place I'm at doesn't let anyone that has been driving for an O/O to jump to being O/O til they have a year under the person they've been driving for. Not too big of a deal but kind've annoying.
     
  10. SoDel

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    The petes with the automatic seem to take a long time between shifts. The ishift I find to be very smooth and have good tempo to the shifts. Thats the biggest difference Ive noticed between the two.
     
  11. nasriza

    nasriza Road Train Member

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    I shifts only downfall is on downshifting without kick down mode it makes hills. A pain to get thru besides that nothing else u can say on driving comfort pulling and all
     
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