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Trans HOT help Please

just picked up a 99 7.3 XL, no work done to trans as far as i know, has autometer trans temp gauge, with after about 25-30 minutes of driving in 80 degree weather my trans is up around 210 says the autometer, it will crawl above that the more i drive. I have regrounded gauge and still gets up there. Trans fluid looks fresh and clear/pink, gears all seem to shift smooth.

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is it a bad reading from the gauge? is this common?
is there a different way to check the temp aside from the guage?
could my cooler be clogged or low on fluid?

Anyones input would be great, this is my daily. Ive been babying it so i can make it to work, seems to hit the 210 mark right when i arrive. Thanks alot
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my E99 used to hit 190-200 empty (9k weight and 4:10's) untill I added a 6.0 cooler now never gets aboove 160-170 even towing. So I'd say time to add a 6.0 cooler. I'd also add a inline filter either fancy spin on type or simple magnet type both of these will buy you time if the trans is going out

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time to upgrade to a larger cooler....

also check your bypass line.. those are known to go out and it will redirect your oil back into the pan before it hits the cooler.....
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location of said bypass line? Im new to all of this, and i think the 6.0 cooler is where im going
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