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Old 02-08-2014, 10:09 AM   #31
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We drove approximately 75 minutes yesterday. Coolant reached around 205, which is normal. Transmission peeked around 185 in traffic, but settled down to 165 on the highway. Didn't do O.D. Quick braking on wet roads, too, which was a surprise. So far so good.

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Old 02-08-2014, 05:13 PM   #32
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temps sound good and brakes must have worked good this time. if you plan on keeping the van get the trans flushed now with good synthetic fluid put back in it and change the factory external trans oil cooler. replace it with a heavy duty aftermarket one maybe with a fan on it for real hot days but for now temps sound good. if your even thinking of replacing the tow vehicle but want the capacity of the van look at excursions or suburban's and look for the 3/4 ton ones! regardless of what others may say 3/4 ton is no rougher than 1/2 ton with good shocks.

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Old 02-08-2014, 06:08 PM   #33
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Sounds good but just make sure to keep an eye on it when warm weather gets here, it makes a big difference when you got 95 degrees and 95% humidity, a/c kicking. I would also suggest synthetic trans fluid also, if you got a lot of miles give the cooling system a good flush and blow out the cooling stack also, you would be surprised how much debris will come out of it.

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