View Full Version : Tranny oil temp

08-04-2007, 12:25 AM
"I'll preface this topic by saying I am not a mechanic, so if this is totally stupid, I apologize. Anyway, am rebuilding tranny because it apparently was ran with low oil and/or overheated (maybe oil pump failed)somehow and blew oil out the breather tube and now it slips. Was thinking about how to avoid this in the future. Do you suppose it is possible (or even a good idea) to get some pipe fittings, rig up a sending unit and temp gauge in the tranny oil cooler hose line to be able to keep an eye the temp down there? I dont even know if the sending unit would fit in some brass pipe fittings like the ones attached to the cooler. It just seems that something so vital needs some monitoring device to make sure its all right especially after have to get one rebuilt already."

08-04-2007, 03:52 PM
"All late models have a temp sender which is integrated with the engine alarm. It does not indicate temp, just an overheat condition. I would have this at the very minimum, a gage would be even better.

P.S.Take a good look at your trans cooler while you're down there.