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Enthusiasts Torque Converters Explained

19:02  11 july  2018
19:02  11 july  2018 Source:   hotrod.com

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A torque converter is a type of fluid coupling which transfers rotating power from a prime mover, like an internal combustion engine, to a rotating driven load.

Torque Converters Explained . See all 1 photos. Zach MartinAuthor. Understanding Torque Converters Talk The Torque . Automatic Upgrade: Changing Your Torque Converter for Better

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One of the more complicated systems of a car with an automatic transmission is the torque converter. They are one of those parts where most mechanically minded people know what they do, but may not know how they work. The guys over at Donut Media have put out a video that simplifies how a torque converter functions with the help of the Koenigsegg Regera, an electric hybrid hypercar with no transmission. Though the car's engineering and design are very extreme, its torque converter (hydraulic coupling) is the keystone to its blistering speed. For you visual learners out there this is a great starting point to understand torque converters work.

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The torque converter allows the transmission to shift gears in an automatic transmission. How Torque Converters Work. by Karim Nice. Antique illustration of adaptor transmission gearbox

Learn all about how torque converters work and what they are used for - Rod and Custom Magazine.

If you're seeking even more info about torque converters check out the stories below.

  • The Mystery Of The Fluid Coupler Torque Converter
  • Video: How a New Torque Converter Helped the CC Demon Run Low 9s.
  • Understanding Torque Converters Talk The Torque
  • Automatic Upgrade: Changing Your Torque Converter for Better Performance

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