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First automatic in 7.3 super duty

I have two 6 speed maual shift super duty 350's. I just bought online a
2001 350 with a automatic truck has 186,000 on it.
How well do these automatics last and perform pulling a trailer all the time?
Can I install a tranmission tempature gauge in this truck since I think it only has a light. Is a extra cooler money well spent or do they even need it?
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yes install a trans temp gauge.

yes, install a 6.0 trans cooler or use original and add another aftermarket one.

overheating the trans has been considered the main cause of problems. If you are hauling a lot of weight, you might want to look into a chip with custom tunes such as TW, PHP, etc. They not only change engine tuning but also change the transmission shifting habits and pressures. This will help that trans live a little longer in front of heavy weights.

Other things to consider but not really needed are valve body, deep aluminum trans pan ( to aid in cooling), and a better torque converter.

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yes install a trans temp gauge.

yes, install a 6.0 trans cooler or use original and add another aftermarket one.

overheating the trans has been considered the main cause of problems. If you are hauling a lot of weight, you might want to look into a chip with custom tunes such as TW, PHP, etc. They not only change engine tuning but also change the transmission shifting habits and pressures. This will help that trans live a little longer in front of heavy weights.

Other things to consider but not really needed are valve body, deep aluminum trans pan ( to aid in cooling), and a better torque converter.
Thats what I intend to do is pull a 40 foot trailer, running hotshot. The 6 speed manuals have done ok for five years
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I would look into a chip then also. If you call one of the companies listed, they will hook you up. The added power would probably be useful too!

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