Originally Posted by Glamping
I have to question the accuracy of the trans temp and water temp gauges. When I first start my coach the gauges show no temperature but will only take a minute for both of them to move to just under half. We have taken a couple trips up to Flagstaff from Phoenix which has a couple steep climbs. Neither gauge moves at all. I want to believe the cooling system is that good but hardly believe it to be so. Just wondering if anyone else has seen that with their gauges. Thanks
Ford temperature guages won't move from their normal position until they far exceed maximum temps. So what I'm saying is that you must have the engine water level very low or the transmission has a problem you won't see the guages move until things are at their worst.
I have driven my Georgetown up long grades at high amient temps and neither guage moved at all. I have also driven highway speed at 114 degrees with AC full on and towing a car and neither guage moved off of normal.
You can try and google this and you may find out what actual temps will make them move off of normal but like I said it probably would make any difference becasue you will probably know by then you have an over heated engine or transmission.
PS I also drive from Phoenix to Flagstaff a few time and don't overheat. You just have a good V-10 and tranny underneith