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Old 01-17-2014, 04:37 AM   #15
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Thanks All

First long road trip comes next week so will watch the trans. temp. With what i read and you alls input, i'l be watching for the 220 mark as a warning, In our short test pulls , i have only seen 200 once and that was climbing a steep suspension bridge ( maintaining hwy. speed ) with the trans downshifting and 4,000 rpm.


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Old 01-17-2014, 08:46 AM   #16
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I am not sure what my towing temps are yet as I have not towed with my new 2013 F150 Platinum, but I do know that I have been running in the mid to upper 190s on highway trips since I bought this truck in 11/13.

At 195, the needle on my analog temp gauge is not even at the halfway mark on the gauge.

I found the following forum post where there was the following quote:
Transmission Temps when Towing

This is what I was told from the service manager who spoke with the Ford service hotline regarding my concerns with tranny temps. FMCO said: "There is an inline thermostat like restrictor that prevents fluid from going through the tranny fluid cooler until a certain temp is reached. This thermostat starts to open at ~198, and should be fully open by ~203, allowing an unrestricted flow of tranny fluid through the cooler."
Assuming this is true, I am interested to see what my tranny temps will be this summer when it is in the upper 80's/90's. My previous TV (2011 Avalanche) ran in the 160's not towing and 190's to a high of 206 when towing.

I am guessing that the high limit on the temps varies by vehicle and more importantly the ATF that the vehicle is using. So, I would check with your vehicle's service manager for specific specs regarding the year and model of your truck.

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