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Transmissioin Temp. when Plowing and more ???

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Frozen001, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    Just curious what you guys see for transmission temperatures when you are plowing. Plowed with my 2500HD (reg. cab 6.0l gasser, W/plow prep) yesterday for the first time. Had like 3+ inches, and temperature varied from 140-180.... residential work only, highest temps occurred between sites. Is this typical???.. Also I noticed that the fan really roars when that clutch locks up....

    Also I notice some odd noise the sounded like something running through a pipe intermittently... I think it was the AC cycling w/ the defroster. Any one else notice this??

    How about transfer case noise??? Mine has some noise when I let off the gas.

    First time plowing with a GM product, always used fords. Let me tell you I am really impress with the over all combination of truck/plow. The wester scraped very good, even while back-dragging.
     
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Anything of 200 and below is super and you do not want to exceed 220 or so for more than a few minutes under load if long tranny life is your goal.
     
  3. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    Ya know the tranny has to keep cool, I was just wondering what others were seeing.....
     
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Funny, I have never gauged my own (though I know their temp limits) but I alway have run aux coolers too and I have never lost a automatic tranny in over 20 years now "knock on wood".
     
  5. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 324

    Mine runs around 180-200. I always leave the truck running when I get out to let things cool down a bit.
     
  6. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Not me, I do not let it run if I will be out of truck for more than a few minutes. Mine never gets warm anyway.
     
  7. redhenny16

    redhenny16 Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    My Allison runs about 160 to 180 and I think this is a normal temp, since it is at 180 while towing a fifth wheel in the summer.