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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 2000 with a rebuilt tranny on it. I just recently did a 4" MBRP exhaust, DIY Intake, and a TS 6 position chip (stock, 50hp,75hp,100hp and 140hp, high idle tunes) I dont have gauges yet which i know is a no no. But I will be getting them over the holidays. I have been driving on the 75 hp tune and the 140 hp just for a little bit to have fun with. My question is how hard can i beat on it without being able to moniter my tranny and egt temperatures. I just dont wanna go breaking anything. Thanks in advance
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In my opinion I wouldn't run the 140 at all until I atleast had egt cause if you really knew how hot it was getting when your racing or on it for a prolonged amount of time it might scare you. As for the Tranny it won't last long if you have a heavy foot like I do.
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until you can monitor that stuff man i would be careful.
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I barely have been running on the 140 just a quick take off from a stop light now and then, then i put it back to 75 tune. My foot isnt to heavy so ill just make sure to take ait easy on the tranny. Whats the main thing to watch for on the transmission end of it, what is ok and what is i better watch it before i break something?
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at a 75 hp tune it should be fine, unless you're towing. Service the transmission regularly and don't do burn outs and it'll be fine. Trans temp wise it should be about 190 at operating temp.

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Tires are to expensive to do burn outsh haha. The tranny just got rebuilt a serviced about 1000 miles ago. How ofter do you suggest service and by service you mean just changing the oil and filter?
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at a 75 hp tune it should be fine, unless you're towing. Service the transmission regularly and don't do burn outs and it'll be fine. Trans temp wise it should be about 190 at operating temp.
My tranny has never been that hot even with a load behind it with ambient temp 90+
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My tranny has never been that hot even with a load behind it with ambient temp 90+

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Once a year is a good service interval. If your pan has a drain plug, just drain and fill it a couple of times, about 4 QTs each time. Use a good fluid like AMSOil, BG (if you can get it), or Ford's synthetic fluid (good stuff for the price). Also a good idea to put an inline filter in the cooler line. Required with the ford reman transmissions and they work good.

Has for temp, I should say anything up to 190 is considered safe.

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6.0 cooler, bts valve body, schaeffers all trans is a pretty good combo. Those generic ts tunes arent the best
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