- Cost effective solution of engine retarding for towing with the automatic transmission on the Ford PowerStrokes
- Commands the Exhaust Back Pressure (EBP) valve to activate as well as keeping the lock-up clutch of the torque converter to stay engaged to allow up to 100% of the retarding force to be transferred while in 3rd and 4th gear
- Transmission oil temperatures will remain low because of little or no slippage occurring in the converter in these gears
- For more efficient retarding use or medium to heavy loads use BD Exhaust Brake 2023144 or 1027144
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Make the Most of Your Powerstroke's Heat Riser Valve!
BD’s BrakeLoc connects to the engine heat riser valve’s control wire, turning the factory heat riser valve into an electronically-controlled exhaust brake.
Automatic transmission-equipped models require the use of the BD AutoLoc computer to manage torque converter lock-up values for maximized retarding power.
Note that because the heat riser is activated electronically, there is typically a 2-3 second delay between the time the valve is actuated and engine retarding occurs.
While the BrakeLoc is an economical alternative to an exhaust brake, it is NOT intended as a substitute.
For quicker, more effective braking, we recommend the vacuum-actuated BD Brake exhaust brake system, which utilizes our Variable Orifice Technology, and won’t stick like the stock heat riser can.
** NOTE: The valve that is shown in the product picture is for reference only, it is NOT included with the kit. **