I was shuttling mountain bikes up a local logging road and my transmission hit almost 250 F on it. Is this damaging for my transmission?
It certainly isnt good. Do you know how long you were pushing 200+? Definitely need to get either a 6uhoh cooler or an inline aftermarket one to prevent that.I was shuttling mountain bikes up a local logging road and my transmission hit almost 250 F on it. Is this damaging for my transmission?
What fluid are you running? A dino fluid will start to fail at that point over prolonged period of time. That being said 5 minutes at 240 isn't the end of the world. Really your best bet is to do a cooler line flush, get a 6.0, V-10 or tru-cool cooler and next time you use a logging road...use a lower gear.I was shuttling mountain bikes up a local logging road and my transmission hit almost 250 F on it. Is this damaging for my transmission?
Hmm...sounds a like a bigger cooler would be a good idea for you. Really I would at least do a UOA on the ATF to make sure it isn't too toasted but that my humble opinion.It was at 245 F for less than 5 minutes. This is the first time its got this hot.
I was climbing in the "street tune" from tdp so maybey its too agressive for it. I will try a different tune. It usually hits 195-200F on the same logging road.
I changed the filter and trans fluid about 2000 km ago so i am not too worried about it.
It is all about the margin to Ford on that one!Mmm well i pulled the dipstick and it looks a nice pink not burnt and it doesnt smell burnt. Yes i need to get a bigger cooler. Honestly what was ford thinking.
Oh nice man, those older Santa Cruz's are solid bikes. I always wanted a VP-Free back in the day. Never did buy one though.As for my bike. I got a 2004? santa cruz bullet. Fifth element rear shock ( old i know.) Fox 36 talas on the front. Its an older bike but its been great.