Coolant and Trans Temps while towing questions??? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-22-2012, 07:28 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 166
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Coolant and Trans Temps while towing questions???

I have been towing my rv (24 ft bumper pull) the last few weekends and my CTS says around 215 deg F (coolant) and 185 (trans). I bought this truck last fall and have not towed during the hot 100 deg weather. Do you guys think the temps are ok? The temps go higher sometimes on the hills, then the fan locks up and cools it down. I put new thermostats in when I did my headgaskets last fall. The truck runs freakin awesome and pulls like a freight train no complaints there. I am just wanting to know if that is where the 6.0 likes to run.
Attached Thumbnails
Coolant and Trans Temps while towing questions???-531601_481291851882707_420257153_n.jpg  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-22-2012, 09:40 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,213
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Those temps look like mine when towing my 26.5 ft TT.

How was the EOT? I have seen mine at 234* while towing at 95* on very long 6% grade in Central Oregon.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 07-23-2012, 04:40 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 166
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Thanks Sean, yep my eot was about the same as yours.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 07-23-2012, 05:47 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Gulf Coast
Posts: 5,201
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Read this......Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD.

Sent from my SCH-I500
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 07-23-2012, 06:33 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 152
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I pull a 24x 8.5 bumper and mine get up to 210 and 180


Sent from my iPhone using Autoguide
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 07-23-2012, 05:28 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 166
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Cool Thanks...

*Engine Coolant Temp: Coolant temp. Normal 190-200*, Heavy Service 200-215*, Alarm Set 230*. If you are seeing temps under 185*, you may be seeing a thermostat that has failed open. While not a condition that will damage the motor, these trucks operate more efficiently at the 190-200* range.

*Engine Oil Temp: Oil temp. Normal 5-15* above ECT when at operating temperature. Engine will defuel at 254* and go into limp mode. This is the critical value to watch, as it relays the health of your oil cooler. A spread of 15* or more between the ECT and EOT is the threshold for an oil cooler replacement/rebuild.

Transmission Temp: Good to keep an eye on, as the stock gauge in the dash is an idiot light at best. Normal 150-190*, Towing 195-210*, Alarm 220*.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors