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.
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