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Old 10-20-2003, 12:15 PM   #21
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I use a full synthentic (Redline), and havent had any slipping issues. At times the tranny temp hits 215* in the summer. SHouldnt be a problem though being that this tranny is only 3 months old & is rated for 900HP.

I also use Amsoil 5w/30 in the engine. I switched at about 119,000 miles, and did get a slight drip from the worn seals around the oil filter.
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Nytro, you're lucky. You have the last year of the Factory installed trans cooler. I'd still suggest adding another, or replacing that one with a larger one. That'* a helluva investment to protect. It'll also help control the engine temps when you have your lead foot planted firmly on the Loud pedal.
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I question how good mine is working or if at all. Is there any way to test it? The metal lines that go into the small radiator are rusted and cracked a little.
I might look into replacing it with a larger one instead of fixing the lines. I was looking at them a coupla months ago, they dont seem too expensive. I'm not aloud to spend any more money on my car until after Christmas & i get everything installed that i have bought already for it.
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I question how good mine is working or if at all. Is there any way to test it? The metal lines that go into the small radiator are rusted and cracked a little.
I might look into replacing it with a larger one instead of fixing the lines. I was looking at them a coupla months ago, they dont seem too expensive. I'm not aloud to spend any more money on my car until after Christmas & i get everything installed that i have bought already for it.


Wow!! Must be nice!!
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Nytro, get a trans temp gauge going asap. That'* the best thing at this point. Especially with that ASG.

Email or PM me if you're considering this. I just did it about 3 months ago.
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Nytro, get a trans temp gauge going asap. That'* the best thing at this point. Especially with that ASG.

Email or PM me if you're considering this. I just did it about 3 months ago.
Sooo...the engine temp isn't going to be a very close representation of what the trans temp is? How much of a difference can there be??
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Soooo...If my engine regularly runs in the 200-220 range...that'* not good, huh?? It was running hotter, like 220-240, but I noticed that my fans were not coming on, and now I just run my ECC no matter what. Hmmm...
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My Engine temps always run 190, unless it'* a really hot day. My trans runs 190 on a cool, level road. It climbs to 200 in hilly terrain, regardless of outside temp, and on extreme mountain passes, has reached 230.

It would be 'cool' if someone installed a trans temp gauge before adding an extra cooler. I wish I had.
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If they ever get some A-piller pods made for the +00'*, I'd throw in a tranny temp guage in. Don't plan on getting a cooler till next summer, so maybe I'll be that guy Willwren.
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I'd love to see that, Taylor. Even the 4T65 trans should have the same heat characteristics as the 4T60. They're not that much different. A good before and after would be invaluable. I even thought about putting a bypass valve on my aftermarket cooler that I could switch back and forth to collect data.......hmmmmmm......
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