Originally posted by doc:
Consider adding another cooler to the transmission. The heat of the constant changing will get you.
Also consider changing your tranny to full synthetic. Heat is the #1 tranny killer.
When I changed out my Ford 7.5L, the engine temp hardly moved when climbing the same grade that caused a 30+ degree increase on fossil oil. I figured if I could do the same for the tranny, Mobil 1 was far cheaper than a new transmission, which, in this day and age, is a heck of a lot more than $2,500. Also, I'm adding a tranny temp gauge next time in the shop.
Another consideration: an acquaintance of mine tore out his O/D trying to tow with it on. At that time, it was a $1,000 bill and change to fix it, no idea what it would be now. Trust me, you will save NOthing in gas, certainly not enough to cover the repair bill.