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Old 01-28-2011, 06:09 PM   #31
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I wouldn't want to go any higher than 210. I wouldn't want to be over 200. You should be within a safe range according to the chart shown earlier. After getting my tranny rebuilt and a temp guage put on, the tranny runs around 100 to 105 with no tow. When towing the highest it went was about 145 but it came right back down. I averaged about 125.
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:12 PM   #32
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I would also check with your service department. I live in farm country so pick ups towing are very common at the dealership. They may advise you to service your transmission more frequently.
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:15 PM   #33
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I wouldn't want to go any higher than 210. I wouldn't want to be over 200. You should be within a safe range according to the chart shown earlier. After getting my tranny rebuilt and a temp guage put on, the tranny runs around 100 to 105 with no tow. When towing the highest it went was about 145 but it came right back down. I averaged about 125.
That is really low compared to other posts on the forum. Most seem to run around 150 to 170, with mountain pulling jacking the temperature up in the 200s.

Wondering if you gauge is correct. Heck, there is nothing to say that mine is correct.
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:20 PM   #34
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Thanks kbrown1075. My Silverado has a HD transmission cooler. I can see it if I look in through the grill. I'm wondering if I should replace the cooler with a larger one?
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We have a 2010 silverado with tow package and 5.3l engine. It does have the 6 speed transmission. We also have a 2604 on order for pickup at the end of April. We had the Equalizer hitch on our privious trailer and have ordered an other one for this one. The Equalizer gets our vote.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:36 PM   #36
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My scangauge says about 160 on my truck after driving about half an hour.
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:31 AM   #37
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My scangauge says about 160 on my truck after driving about half an hour.
That is about what my ScanGauge II runs. The indicated temperature with the ScanGauge is always within a degree or 2 of the ambient temperature before I start the truck. I figure that is a good indicator that the gauge is correct at lower temperatures, and hopefully would be correct after warm-up.
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Don't ya love that scangauge II? I am not big on electronic gadgets, but that thing is pretty, pretty cool. And surprisingly easy to use.
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Don't ya love that scangauge II? I am not big on electronic gadgets, but that thing is pretty, pretty cool. And surprisingly easy to use.
That little puppy works great. 1 of the best add-ons that I have done to my truck. With the gauge mode, I usually have it on torque converter ratio (to see if the torque converter is locked on not), gear ratio, current MPG, and transmission temperature.

I usually keep it in 1 of the trip modes, and only switch to the gauge mode if I am doing a hard pull or the transmission starts to shift some. In the trip mode, I really try to use that to maximize my fuel mileage. It is also convenient to see the miles traveled since the last stop, the day, the previous day, or the tank of gas. Maximum speed, maximum RPMs, maximum water temperature, gallons of gas used, gallons until empty and some other stuff if available for viewing.

I have tweaked the settings so that I am within 1 to 2 tenths of a gallon either way compared to the actual gas used.
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With the gauge mode, I usually have it on torque converter ratio (to see if the torque converter is locked on not), gear ratio, current MPG, and transmission temperature.
I'm confused (again!)
I just looked at the website for scanguage II and under
features it says

* Fuel Economy
* Fuel Rate
* Battery Voltage
* Coolant Temperature
* Intake Air Temperature
* Engine Speed (RPM)
* Vehicle speed (MPH)
* Manifold Pressure (not available on some vehicles)
* Engine Load
* Throttle Position
* Ignition Timing
* Open/Closed Loop

I don't see anything about tranny temp or torque converter.
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