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Old 06-14-2007, 09:04 AM
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Tranny temps while towing

Okay guys, just got back a few days okay from a camping trip. On Sunday it was pretty hot in Georgia and the outside temps were around 90 to 95 degrees F. My temp gauge for the trans (I have digital gauges) peaked a couple of times at about 185 towing 10K. Is this good considering I have a MagHytec pan? All opinions are welcome.
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I say anything below 200 while towing any good size wieght is a good thing. Can you imagine what it might have been if you had the oem pan.
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Okay guys, just got back a few days okay from a camping trip. On Sunday it was pretty hot in Georgia and the outside temps were around 90 to 95 degrees F. My temp gauge for the trans (I have digital gauges) peaked a couple of times at about 185 towing 10K. Is this good considering I have a MagHytec pan? All opinions are welcome.
that is very good... ill reach 180 not towing anything on a hot day..... you could always install a secondary tranny cooler to get those temps down anothe 20 degrees or so...
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Just because you have a bigger pan does not mean the trans will run cooler, it just takes longer for it to get hot due to the extra fluid capacity. If you regularly tow a heavy load like that you will probably want to invest in an external trans cooler. You can either tie in with the current one on the veh or you can bypass the factory one and use it as a stand alone cooler. If you got the external route try to find one that has the good flared fittings on it. I will have to look later when I get home but I have some literature on a company that has some really nice trans coolers. I will look it up and post the info later on this evening.
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