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Old 07-20-2010, 02:19 PM   #1
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i just got back from out west and went up and down a lot of steep hills, and the trans gauge never budged any at all. i did a lot of the same mountains last year and it was the same. i can't beieve the tranny never got a little hot when pulling 4500 rpm up those long grades. i think their gauges are just for looks.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:16 PM   #2
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I have a scangauge II and the tranny temps only swing about 10degrees max pulling grades in the Colorado mountains. 160-170F even in 100degree weather at close to my 26,000# GVWR . It doesn't suprise me that you wouldn't see much movement.
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Same with me on my Scangauge2, never saw the trans temp move more than 10 degrees even pulling over Bighorns in Wyoming. Engine temp also only 10 to 15 degrees higher. Was towing a Ford explorer ( 4500 # )

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Old 07-21-2010, 10:12 AM   #4
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Factory gauges only measure extremes so you are not likely to see any movement for normal fluctuation in temps. I also utilize a ScanGauge for engine parameters including trans temp......mine doesn't seem to vary any more than others have reported above.
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