Re: Is a slight reverse to forward "half shudder" normal?
One of the desireable effects of having a torque converter is that it would serve to "smooth" the non-linear torque output of the pistons as they s-l--o---w----l-----y travel those first few POWER strokes upon inital ICE starting. Since the FEH does not use a torque converter there is no "masking" of those non-linear torque effects.
Once the ICE is started and fully up to speed that non-linearity is not so obvious.
Last edited by wwest; 02-19-2012 at 10:14 AM.