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Old 04-30-2008, 12:44 PM
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Last Tranny Gauge Question(I promise!)

Lately, I've been monitoring my tranny temp. gauge & something doesn't seem right to me. According to my gauge, my tranny temp. doesn't run any higher than 150deg in 2WD, even on the L6 setting @ WOT. I mean, I'm not trying to overheat my tranny. I just want to know if this is normal for the truck & also if my gauge is working properly. The needle moves....but no more than 150 @ any rate.
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:59 PM
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whats the outside temp?
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7.3? 6.0?

Like said before... what is the outside temp? Where are you taking the temp from?
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:55 PM
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7.3? 6.0?

Like said before... what is the outside temp? Where are you taking the temp from?
Are you asking me? The outside temp in RI is about 50deg. I'm taking the temp from the tranny port. I'm not sure I understand.
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Mine runs at 150 just about all the time. Stop and go traffic, highway driving, just doesn't move too much. Though when it got up to 21C yesterday it was at 165ish.
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:32 PM
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normal temp is 100 degrees over ambient temp. so that sounds about right.... you could try towing something or just wait until it gets a lil hotter outside
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get a temperature gun and aim it at the pan. there about 100 bucks, well worth it
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Are you asking me? The outside temp in RI is about 50deg. I'm taking the temp from the tranny port. I'm not sure I understand.
Trans service port = awesome.

I was asking what engine so I knew which trans you had.
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:08 PM
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Trans service port = awesome.

I was asking what engine so I knew which trans you had.
I've got a 7.3 w/ 4R100. From all the info from everyone though, I figure my gauge is working correctly. I appreciate all the help!
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