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Old 09-09-2015, 10:31 PM   #11
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Interesting temperature chart.
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:33 AM   #12
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If you are ever worried about your transmission fluid just pull the dipstick out and sniff the fluid. If it smells burnt it needs to be changed..
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:04 AM   #13
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If you are ever worried about your transmission fluid just pull the dipstick out and sniff the fluid. If it smells burnt it needs to be changed..
At that point its too late. The fluid is cooked (or partially), and the resins in the clutches have been exposed to higher than rated temps.

The whole point of a gauge is that the driver is aware of detrimental operating conditions and takes remedial action before they become damaging operating conditions.
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Hi all, I'm towing a 2016 Jay Flight 27RLS with a 2010 Chevy 2500hd with 6.0L and 6 speed tranny. I noticed that when towing the trailer, the tranny temp is ~100 degrees F greater than the ambient temp. Does this sound about right? Is there a temp where I should start to be concerned? Thanks for any guidance.
First thing I would look at would be the gauge. Take an infrared thermometer and measure the actual transmission line and compare it with what the gauge says both towing and light. Check the gauge calibration. Get a baseline of what's "normal" for your truck. 100 degrees sounds like a lot. But it's really not. My Escape tows at about 200 degrees but my suburban does about 170. Both in the middle of 90 degree summer temps. All that being said I wouldn't expect your towing temps to be more than 20 degrees warmer than your light temps. If so them a cooler or fan combo needs to be looked into
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:39 PM   #15
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I agree with jimp. I have a scan- gauge 2 and use it on my 09 Toyota Tacoma. It will
give you trany temp and other indicators for your engine. Good idea to get a infrared
temp gauge and compare it to the scan- gauge 2. I don't leave home with-out my scan-gauge 2.


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