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Old 04-30-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
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What do your gauges read during towing your rig

I drive a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab, long bed, 390HP Hemi, automatic transmission. My gauges read during towing oil temp 148, oil pressure 48 psi, Water temp 197, transmission temp 176. outside temp of 84

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Old 04-30-2011, 06:24 PM   #2
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My engine coolant temp has never moved off 185 (under all towing conditions), and the transmission normally is at 180, but can be 15 degrees lower if conditions allow me to tow in "D" (overdrive). I have had my transmission temp creep up to about 210 degrees out west on a 13 mile/6%-7% grade/92 degree outside temp/summit of about 8,700 feet, but I did pull off for a 15 minute cool down (as others were doing).

Since my TV is primarily used for towing, I have my transmission fluid flushed every 30K, whether it needs it or not.



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Old 04-30-2011, 10:32 PM   #3
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My truck is a diesel but the water temp is about the same. My tranny temp is a little cooler at that temp.
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:31 AM   #4
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gee my outside air temp says 40
each vehicle is a little different.. you have to get used to where yours sits at and then if it reads different then you know something is wrong.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:48 AM   #5
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rodro You should also compare the temps while towing to those while regular driving just to give you a base line to work from.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:15 AM   #6
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My 2003 F250 6.0 Diesel engine coolant is 190-200, engine oil temp 192-210, trans 165. Oil pressure (HEUI high pressure side) 1,500 Exhaust temp is 700-1100 (about) turbo boost 24psi max fuel pressure 70lbs when pulling the 30.5 BHLT.

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