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Old 11-02-2011, 04:01 AM   #11
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I pulled my trailer for the first time today with the new truck. I had to tow it over a high mountain pass and during the toughest part of the climb the tranny recorded a temp of 208F which was 99C when I switched it over. Most of the time in the mountains the tranny read about 180F. When I was past the summit the temps dropped to about 150 to 160F. I remember noticing temps in the low 60's C when I had it on the metric units. I drove mostly in third gear. Wow I just love this truck. I did about 9 hours of driving with half of that towing the trailer. I would have found that real tough in the old truck. The trailering suspension with the 6.0L motor makes for a great tow vehicle .
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:25 PM   #12
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So another happy Chevrolet owner. My son tows with the same truck and it works well for him.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:58 PM   #13
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I think most TV's can benefit from a larger ATF cooler.

You want the ATF around 180-195 MAX.
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:54 PM   #14
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I think most TV's can benefit from a larger ATF cooler. You want the ATF around 180-195 MAX.
Agree. My local transmisson specialist says GM transmissions tend to run hot. Good on flat ground but up hills against a strong heat wind, their temps climb (even when NOT towing / hauling anything). Thus, always go +1 size larger on GM vehicles. Works for me...

Good temp chart below...

re: http://www.txchange.com/heatchrt.htm
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