What's the thoughts on a trans temp gauge, yea or nay, why or why not.
Hi Gary, If you have a higher stall torque convertor (2200 rpm and above) or do any towing with your wagon its a good idea..if your trans fluid temp is getting above 250 degree's its time to pull over or add a bigger cooler. I have one in my camaro because its got a 5500 rpm convertorWhat's the thoughts on a trans temp gauge, yea or nay, why or why not.
Mine's running considerably hotter.Wagon Crazy, My 350 V8 engine runs around 170 degrees on the freeway at 75 mph. It has an aluminum radiator and new Classic Auto Air, 3.70 posi, 200-4R. The transmission temp gauge reads 148-155 degrees after engine is up to max temp. It has been unseasonably cool in the SF Bay area. Temperatures have been in the low 80's with about 30% humidity, the last few weeks! WOW!
If the transmission temp rises above 175 degrees you should find out why and remedy the situation. Dextron III says the ideal transmission fluid temperature is 160 degrees.