- Oct 26, 2023
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This chart is helpful.You can make your own decisions based on how long you want the trans to last. You can either get the temp down or more frequent services. I'm happy my trans runs at 165°f.
If you're a person that trades it in before the warranty is up it probably doesn't matter to you. But I tend to keep vehicles for well past and upwards of 200k miles.
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So I'm curious to why the OEMs are designing trucks to keep transmission temps in the 180-190 range?
I have many years and two 6R80 transmission Ford's to draw from and the dials "normal" temp range was 50-220° F.
I added the OEM aux transmission cooler to my F150, my Transit had one from factory.
I changed the fluid at 92,000KM on the F150 and at I want to say 65,000km on the Transit.
Neither had shifting issues nor did the temp rise past the normal zone when towing. With that wide range in "normal" tho really tough to say what the actual temp was.
My Ram is brand new, I have just over 5000km on it now. If my Temps not towing are in the 180s, how exactly would I even begin to get it down without adding non factory parts etc right off the get go? I guess at this point I'll see what the temperature is in the spring once I'm towing, and if it stays in the 180s I'll carry on.
Don't have any Chevy or Toyota information to draw on here, but if every newer truck is running 180-200°F when towing, is there some sort of OEM conspiracy to kill transmissions?