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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby letank » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:10 am

will e wrote: I am not running a separate transmission cooler but do have a becool radiator. Engine stayed nice and cool. Trans temp max was 180 to 185.


So the trans fluid is getting cooled only by your coolant radiator?

Idid not have time to install my trans temp gauge...
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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby will e » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:41 am

Michel, yes at this time I do not have an aux cooler installed. I have one in the garage and will install it some time in the future.
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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby j20brett » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:25 am

Your temps are along the lines of what I was seeing, and I plumbed the temp sender into the output line from the trans to cooler. I saw about 180 avg and about 230 in very technical rock crawling.
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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby letank » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:51 am

Question about the probe, do you remember how long is the temp sensor?

I finally decided to install mine, but my sensor is about 1/2 long, I tightened it... in the rear port, need to check in a few hours if it is sealed or leaking!
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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby letank » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:43 am

Tatsadasayago wrote:I used to put the mechanical probe into the line pressure test port on the passenger's side of the case. I had to use a brass reducing bushing to make it work and the bushing kept the tip from intruding into the port too far.


I guess I need to buy one extension bushing, do you have any idea of a supplier... the local lowes or home depot may have the right plumbing part.

Autozone has a complete list of various adapters, but not too much infos about sizes.
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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby Tatsadasayago » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:26 pm

I found what I needed at the local NAPA store in their Dorman brass fitting cabinet.
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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby letank » Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:48 pm

Tatsadasayago wrote:I found what I needed at the local NAPA store in their Dorman brass fitting cabinet.


Thank you.
Remembered that we have a local speed shop a phone call away... nothing at the local hardware stores. The good napa store is a few miles further down.

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But wanted to make sure it is working

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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby Tatsadasayago » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:23 pm

That looks exactly like the fitting I bought.
Good job Michel!
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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby will e » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:31 pm

That's a nice gauge! Does it read both analog and digital?

I really like having a trans temp gauge.
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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby letank » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:25 am

Tatsadasayago wrote:That looks exactly like the fitting I bought.
Good job Michel!


Thank you, now I need to find/ drill a hole in the firewall to bring the sender wires


will e wrote:That's a nice gauge! Does it read both analog and digital?

I really like having a trans temp gauge.


Yes, it does both, from Maxtow, double vision $70
check the website, they have all the adapters you can imagine for any option
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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby letank » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:15 pm

The fitting has been dripping, how tight can I go? the adapter is brass, the sender some stainless steel... a big yank until it breaks, then 1/8 turn off... just kidding...

Otherwise a big counterwasher and an O-ring, no teflon, no gasket sealant.

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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby Tatsadasayago » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:24 am

I suggest trying some PTFE tape on the threads Michel. The port where you put your sender see's about 250 PSI at times...
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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby letank » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:14 pm

Tatsadasayago wrote:I suggest trying some PTFE tape on the threads Michel. The port where you put your sender see's about 250 PSI at times...


Thank you Jim, tightened both fittings a little more. After 2 days, no leaks.... may be I am out of fluid ...

how many Turn From Finger Tight

http://www.engineersedge.com/hardware/p ... _13424.htm

2 to 3 turns for less than 1" and 1.5 to 2.5 for above -picts cannot be copied- have a screen shot and will paste latter

but can add this one

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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby Tatsadasayago » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:44 am

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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby letank » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:49 pm

thank you for the help.
It was colder than usual at around 35F outside, it took about 8 miles for the gauge to move from the base of 80F, and climb to 125F, once in the valley I reached 140F at 65mph, and 160F at stoplights, 168 was the top when going up our steep city streets. The funny thing is that the needle gauge stays at the last temperature reading.
Going up grades it slightly goes up a few degrees, then return to baseline, whatever it is in relation to outside temperature.
Waiting for summer months and crawling to read new numbers.
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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby Tatsadasayago » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:58 pm

When you are stopped in gear the fluid temp will go up due to the converter 'stalling'. The same happens when you are crawling about as there is slippage between the converter turbine and shell.

Want to test it? Apply the brakes with a hot engine, put the trans into drive and bring the RPM up to the point where the brakes are almost unable to hold. The temp will rise incredibly fast!
When I drive the Blair Jeep in summer here I place the trans in neutral at the stoplights just to keep the old TH400 cooler...
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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby letank » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:14 pm

Coming down Donner pass a week ago, the trans temp did not budge from 99F for 35 miles of slow driving at 30mph. Yes it was in the mid 30s. In Auburn it went to 120ish... at the speed of the unofficial speed limit.
I forgot to say that the PTFE worked wonder, it was a lot smoother to thread the sender too, no drops after a week.
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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby Tatsadasayago » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:59 am

YAY!
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Re: will this work for transmission temp?

Postby Grand_Wag_85 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:45 am

:shock: Slight hijack...on the TF727 which of the cooler lines is the outbound line and which is the inbound?

Also, they say to put the probe in the hottest part of the trans. Would that be the pan or the outbound pressure line?
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