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Old 03-26-2012, 07:06 AM
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Max Temp while towing

What does everyone think is the magic number while towing that you would start to be concerned. Right now I see a few deg. either side of 190 deg at roughly 75 ambiant temp ouside with the oil about 5-6 deg higher.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:08 AM
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It's more important to be keeping an eye on your exhaust temperature
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The 5R110 will be fine up around 200-225*F. Any higher and you will put your transmission at risk for decreased life and is indicative of an internal problem. These transmissions are well designed for towing and can run a bit hotter than the 4R100 in the 7.3's.
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I tow a heavy toyhauler with my truck on 35" tires. I spent a warm weekend in the desert this past weekend. My tranny temps never made it to the 180* mark on my gauge. I had a headwind most of the way home. I even took my truck out to play in the dirt some and playing around in the sand I never reached the 180* mark. I would freek out if my temps got up to 200*.
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I tow a heavy toyhauler with my truck on 35" tires. I spent a warm weekend in the desert this past weekend. My tranny temps never made it to the 180* mark on my gauge. I had a headwind most of the way home. I even took my truck out to play in the dirt some and playing around in the sand I never reached the 180* mark. I would freek out if my temps got up to 200*.
You should tow heavy when it is 115* outside. I have seen 215 while pulling a grade in summertime.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:46 AM
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Thanks guys I guess that I need to keep right around 200 or below. I personaly have not seen 200 myself pulling 10,000 lbs
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