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    Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 8:22am
Lost Again,

I am thinking of adding a transmission cooler also, just to eliminate future problems..  You are absolutely right about one thing.  "Slow down and enjoy the trip".
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Woodmiester,
If by chance you don't know then you need to look into if your vehicle has a factor installed tow package? Because if it does then the chance are that maybe you already have an additional transmission cooler and heavier duty alternator that puts out more amps then the standard alternator that is sold with your vehicle that come with many vehicles that are sold with tow packages.
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Pretty heads up to know how your TV is equipped, right.
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Originally posted by StephenH

You won't notice much difference in performance by installing a transmission cooler. What will happen is that the transmission fluid will not get as hot so it will be less likely to start breaking down and causing problems. See this link for details:  https://www.freeautomechanic.com/transmission-temperature.html

This is a great article, thank you! I generally knew the upshot but this explains it well and simply. Another one for the binder. 
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For me I like to have a trans temp gauge. My 2016 has one and I had one added to gauges when I did the 2006 gauge rebuild. Great to have a cooler, but kinda of hard to know when it is actually hot without a gauge.
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Originally posted by mcarter

For me I like to have a trans temp gauge. My 2016 has one and I had one added to gauges when I did the 2006 gauge rebuild. Great to have a cooler, but kinda of hard to know when it is actually hot without a gauge.

Good point. The new F150s we have at work have Trans Temp Gauges. I've never seen one get hot but it's always nice to be able to have a visual reference.
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We got an OBD II link module, and can run any of several "auxiliary gauges" through our smart phone. It can display transmission temperature, plus many other things. A couple that I like to keep an eye on is the "fuel trim" and "Boost pressure". The fuel trim indicates whether the engine is sucking up more fuel (or not), and the boost pressure indicates that the turbos are "working". Sometimes, I can improve mileage by dropping down one gear to get the engine out of turbo boost mode.
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