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philh

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Seems very odd that a more modern trans isn't staying anywhere near as cool.

It's performing exactly as it's designed to do.

Colder trans fluids = less efficiency.

Constant trans temperature, means the calibration engineers can more better {sic} plan the shifts, clutch schedules, and expect consistent operation out of the valve body.

Trans fluid is blocked from going through the cooling circuit until it reaches the expected operating temperature.

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I have not paid a lot of attention to my transmission temperature but today at minus 2 degrees F I watched as a cruised down the highway with no load. After about 40 minutes of driving the engine temp got up to 203 degrees before it rapidly dropped to 190 degrees and started slowing climbing again. I think the truck must have a 200 degree thermostat. The transmission just slowly and steadily rose till it reached 190 degrees. My guess is that the engine coolant warms the transmission fluid.


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If anyone has ever ask an engineer to explain something to them , you will understand what I just went through, after an hour and 45 minutes of talking to a power train engineer he finally got down to the nuts and bolts and told me the transmission fluid is designed to Run at a certain temperature, he said that because the transmission shifts are controlled by solenoids, that having the fluid a certain temperature , they know what the viscosity and the flow characteristics of the fluid is ,So they can maintain optimum shift quality

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ford truck guy wrote:

SO....

It happened. and it's my wife's fault [emoticon]


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ford truck guy wrote:

SO....

It happened. and it's my wife's fault [emoticon]


I knew it! Where are the pics? [emoticon]


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blofgren wrote:

ford truck guy wrote:

SO....

It happened. and it's my wife's fault [emoticon]


I knew it! Where are the pics? [emoticon]


Late March- Early April...

She made me do it


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steve-n-vicki wrote:

If anyone has ever ask an engineer to explain something to them , you will understand what I just went through, after an hour and 45 minutes of talking to a power train engineer he finally got down to the nuts and bolts and told me the transmission fluid is designed to Run at a certain temperature, he said that because the transmission shifts are controlled by solenoids, that having the fluid a certain temperature , they know what the viscosity and the flow characteristics of the fluid is ,So they can maintain optimum shift quality


I once drove a Prevost tour coach, Allison BR500 transmission, and the wiring harness with the temp sending unit shorted out.

The coach shifted harder than a Mustang with a shift kit...

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I can say that we're lookin REAL HARD at getting a 2020 version of Red. If I can get it for around 42K we'll probably pull the trigger in the spring.


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mountainkowboy wrote:

I can say that we're lookin REAL HARD at getting a 2020 version of Red. If I can get it for around 42K we'll probably pull the trigger in the spring.


The Ford dealer might laugh a bit, then tell you to get off the property. [emoticon]

In Lariat trim, DRW with 4WD and 6.7, $42K? I'll take one also, maybe two.
May get kinda close with an XL with 6.2 gas, but I doubt it.

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mountainkowboy wrote:

I can say that we're lookin REAL HARD at getting a 2020 version of Red. If I can get it for around 42K we'll probably pull the trigger in the spring.


The Ford dealer might laugh a bit, then tell you to get off the property. [emoticon]

In Lariat trim, DRW with 4WD and 6.7, $42K? I'll take one also, maybe two.
May get kinda close with an XL with 6.2 gas, but I doubt it.


Yea, I'd cancel my order and go get matching ones...

I did get a killer deal for the Platinum trim from my local guy, only got me for $25,000 AND my trade , which he gave me 40k for.. 2015 with 58k on it. The Lariat trim was a few grand less

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