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Old 06-21-2018, 01:36 AM   #1
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Summer 6L80 Trans temp

Hey guys I need some opinions. I live in AZ and the temps get pretty hot here my car runs a little above 180 during stop and go traffic and can get even hotter with sprinted driving. Is this a ok operating temp? I’ve searched extensively through the forum and most everyone says,” mine never gets over 180.” So any help is appreciated.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:14 AM   #2
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That's usually where mine hangs. It'll get up to a little over 200 F when I'm doing some spirited driving. This is up in North Dakota during 70 - 80 F weather. Haven't had a chance to check it during out -30 F winters yet.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:20 AM   #3
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That's usually where mine hangs. It'll get up to a little over 200 F when I'm doing some spirited driving. This is up in North Dakota during 70 - 80 F weather. Haven't had a chance to check it during out -30 F winters yet.
So yours is a little over 180? As well ok good to hear that mine isn’t an outlier of sorts.

Shouldn’t it essentially be around the same temp as the coolant?
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:47 AM   #4
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So yours is a little over 180? As well ok good to hear that mine isn’t an outlier of sorts.

Shouldn’t it essentially be around the same temp as the coolant?
Yes. It's always somewhere around there. The normal trans temp is anywhere between 160 to 200.

Also, yes. They should be around the same temperature. But it's nothing to freak out about if they're somewhat different.
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Old 06-21-2018, 03:04 AM   #5
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Yes. It's always somewhere around there. The normal trans temp is anywhere between 160 to 200.

Also, yes. They should be around the same temperature. But it's nothing to freak out about if they're somewhat different.
Ok! I really appreciate it. I thought it was too high and I was hurting my transmission daily. So I figured i post about it. I did buy an external trans cooler recently but Haven’t had time to install it.
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Old 06-22-2018, 01:46 AM   #6
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mine gets to that exact point at the highest in stop and go and I run a 5000 stall. Your good.
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Old 06-22-2018, 02:22 AM   #7
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mine gets to that exact point at the highest in stop and go and I run a 5000 stall. Your good.
Thank you! I appreciate the insight. Hopefully down the road this thread answers someone else’s question.
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:31 AM   #8
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I have a heads, cam, etc., A6 with 3200-3400 stall.

The temp is about the same as yours...
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I have a heads, cam, etc., A6 with 3200-3400 stall.

The temp is about the same as yours...
Thanks for the input. I feel reassured.
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Old 06-22-2018, 05:54 PM   #10
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In Texas I ran a 40k TruCool trans cooler and it usually stays around 180 mark. I run 4000 stall
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Yeah, if you're concerned about it at all, grab a transmission cooler. It'll give you peace of mind.
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I'm running cam, heads, 3600 stall and have a large AT cooler that keeps temps <180F most of the time. Slow speed mountain driving, no stop and go where I live, will bring temps up a bit, but "regular" driving keeps temps in check with the cooler.
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In Texas I ran a 40k TruCool trans cooler and it usually stays around 180 mark. I run 4000 stall
X-2 mine maintains 180 even in ambient temperatures as high as 125+ degrees.
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:19 AM   #14
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OP mine runs there more often than not. I too heard the "my trans never goes over 180" speak on here. I got paranoid and added a cooler at my dealer even though they said my temps were fine and it still runs the same temps in traffic. It cools faster afterward when moving which is better I think.

But here is what I figured out with my car. I rarely use the AC so my coolant gets up to about 105C or 221F then the car cools down to around 95C once the thermostat opens. And then back up it goes cycling in temperature. So the trans cooler in the radiator is being heated by the coolant....

If I run the AC my coolant never goes over 93C or about 200F and my trans stays at about 180 pegged. Now it could be the fans blowing over my trans cooler but I doubt its that. So maybe try what I'm saying to see if yours behaves similar. I think the cooling system is set up to run better with the AC on overall.
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