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Old 04-04-2012, 08:18 PM   #11
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I put on a big enough cooler that my tranny temp never exceeds 160F. I sure wouldn't want it running anywhere near 200. But my truck is 'old school'.
I sure hope they are using some kind of fancy tranny fluid in those new Ecoboosts, as the old style fluid would never stand up to that..
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:04 AM   #12
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Mine runs in the 190-195F range whether I'm towing or not. I've been told that this is the normal range on these new trannys.
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Thanks for all the responses. I realize that it is thermostatically controlled, but I just felt that 90c when its cool out was high. Especially since the new suburban runs at 50c in the same conditions. My previous yukon had no cooler and it ran around 75 on the hottest days. Maybe I'll give the ford guys a call and see what they say.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:21 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the responses. I realize that it is thermostatically controlled, but I just felt that 90c when its cool out was high. Especially since the new suburban runs at 50c in the same conditions. My previous yukon had no cooler and it ran around 75 on the hottest days. Maybe I'll give the ford guys a call and see what they say.
They're going to tell you "That's where they run; it's normal". I ran 199 today towing the Surveyor; only about 5 degrees above unloaded; trans temp needle didn't even get to "half way".
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:33 PM   #15
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2500 HD runs about 170 unloaded and 185 to 200 loaded. Usually only hit hi temps in the hills.
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9 hours of towing today. Minneapolis to south of Kansas city. Trans temp 193 to 197 all day long. Same as unloaded.
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Awesome! I will be going that way at the end of the month,
Ford decided contol Transmisson temp just like engine temp, The transmission has large cooling pipes and it should have no issues with overheating, Time will tell though.
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I drove my new 2012 F-150 Ecoboost for a few hours on the highway this weekend, to Red Deer and back, and out to the mountains and back. On both trips (unloaded), the tranny temp maxed out at 90 degrees. From the previous thread, this sounds like the new normal for these trucks.

I'll be keeping tabs on it to see what the temp hits when we start towing though. The truck just turned 1,000 km, so we have a ways to go before we start towing anything!
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I drove my new 2012 F-150 Ecoboost for a few hours on the highway this weekend, to Red Deer and back, and out to the mountains and back. On both trips (unloaded), the tranny temp maxed out at 90 degrees. From the previous thread, this sounds like the new normal for these trucks.

I'll be keeping tabs on it to see what the temp hits when we start towing though. The truck just turned 1,000 km, so we have a ways to go before we start towing anything!

I presume you are saying 90 degrees celcius (194 F)?
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I presume you are saying 90 degrees celcius (194 F)?
Yup, we Canuckians have to use celcius and kilometers!

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