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how hot should my tranny bee with reg driving

SO I hooked up my autometer transmission temp gauge. It is reading 140-150 degrees just driving around. Is the temp about right?
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SO I hooked up my autometer transmission temp gauge. It is reading 140-150 degrees just driving around. Is the temp about right?
thats perfectly normal.... anything 80-100 deg over ambient temp is normal....

that being said.. anything over 200 is HOT....
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Yep thats perfect, I hit around 160-170 while driving from VA-FL

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The hottest my rig has run on hot days(95-100deg) has been about 180deg.

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cruising 163-165 when its 80-100 degrees outside. When a lot of in city driving with a heavy load (10000 lbs) it'll get up there 190s, but once I cruse it gets back down pretty fast.


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Where do you guys have your temp sensor mounted? I have an aluminum extra large oil pan with the sensor mounted in it.

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I have mine mounted in the port (test port?) on the driver's side of the tranny. Just remove the threaded plug.

Just had my tranny built! Got the same torque converter used in F550 oower company line line trucks here in the mountains. 150-165 under normal conditions....saw 185 pulling a 10,000 lb. load up a steep mountain grade.

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I figure normal temps to be 100 deg. above ambient air temps.

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180 is the hottest i have seen and that is with a swift romping.

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I went to 210 once for about 1 minute.....8% grade, 10,750' pass, towing 8K lbs......but it immediately cooled after topping out. Normally 150 range unloaded, get to 165 when pulling (unloaded) 15 mile 5-6% grade from Salt Lake City to Parley's Summit (I live in the area).

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