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Guys with 2500's and 1500 with trans temp gauge

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by nv_my_z71, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. nv_my_z71

    nv_my_z71 Member
    Messages: 36

    I have a 1500 with a factory trans temp gauge in the dash. Just wondering what your gauges read for temp plowing and driving around with the plow on. I know mine reads low with no plow on, but just seeing what average is on these
  2. 042500hd

    042500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    Mine is always low with the plow off and raises up a little when it's on. I'll check exact temps later tonight.
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    160 to 180.
  4. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    I was about the same today. Not over 200.

  5. nv_my_z71

    nv_my_z71 Member
    Messages: 36

    I have a 1500 and it was running about 180 and got to 200 and I stopped for a while to let it cool but it took quite some time. Not sure if I should put a electric fan on it or what to keep it cool at all times
  6. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,039

    180-200ish I drove it back from Hartford, CT area when I bought it with plow on, never went over 200 going average of 70mph
  7. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    With no plow mine reads 110 or under, towing maybe 140 at the most. Plowing the highest I've seen it was yesterday pushing over a foot of snow, got to maybe 160. Normal plowing is 125-150. I've got a 7x21" trans cooler which is hooked up after it runs through the radiator.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2008
  8. tras

    tras Member
    Messages: 49

    180-200 ish