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Old 03-16-2014, 08:27 AM   #15
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You can monitor tranny temps all you want, but when it does get hot on the guage, it's too late, the tranny is fried. For an extra $200 for both an extra cooler and external filter, you are just adding to the safety and longevity of your tranny. I have the external filter on my wife's Lincoln LT as well. Neither have ever leaked. When your tranny goes south, it will cost upwards of $4,000 or $2,000 at a minimum. I also recommend a Transgo Tugger Shift kit for around $100 that replaces a lot of the factory plastic parts and firms up the shifting and also saves the internal clutches.

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Old 03-16-2014, 09:59 AM   #16
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You can monitor tranny temps all you want, but when it does get hot on the guage, it's too late, the tranny is fried.
I've overheated the transmission in our F250 pickup a couple of times as it started to leak fluid out the overflow; this is what prompted me to install a autometer gauge and a large B&M cooler. Since then we've not exceeded 200F on the gauge even in long 100F ambient pulls in second gear.

I will note that the trasmission changes temperature slowly; there's plenty of time to see that it may be getting a little warm.

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Old 03-17-2014, 10:50 PM   #17
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Doesn't that relate more to manufacturer's warranty on new products, as opposed to service agreements on nine year old used vehicles?
Ah yes, the extended warranty... that isn't really a warranty but an extended service contract.

So that's going to be governed by the terms of the contract as limited by contract law. I guess OP should probably read his contract.

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