Originally Posted by kb9mfd
I have not noticed this before on anything else I drive, but if I am driving along and shift into N (transmission, not TC), at 15mph and higher the rpm jumps to 1.2k, then every two seconds it drops to 600, then back to 1.2k (like if I would hold down the accelerator a little ways and let go of it every two seconds), it does that until I get below 15 mph then it drops to 600 and stays there. I'll do that when it is very icy out so I am not fighting against the drive train and engine, (also when I have my big snow boots sometimes I will catch the accelerator with the brake by mistake), or when I am shifting the TC. Is that normal? What would cause that?
Normal . Not a good practice regardless . Not concerned if there's a legality involved , I don't think it's heathy for the trans/engine period .
Old frog , my hypothesis is the the pump works all the time , neutral allows the oil to flow through the trans w/o restriction and be safely checked by one person . The process also accounts for any mods or issues that could effect the oil level in , let's say , Park . (ie: check/drainback valve removal) The gauge then set on the dipstick accordingly .
Torque converters work based on engine RPM . wheels are spinning , it's transfered via drive shaft , through the t-case , to the trans and eventually to the engine . The torque converter will stay engaged till approx 1500rpms , therefore it will increase the engine rpm until the vehicle speed is reduced enough to unlock the converter . It's not the engine revving , it's being pushed by the energy transfer of the rotating assembly which everything is connected .
That's my stab at it