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Old 04-07-2011, 11:15 AM
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Default Re: Towing capacity question

Well that's a releif! I shouldn't have any issues with driver error when it comes to manual transmissions. I've gotten more familiar with my truck since I bought it. I've been keeping track of my gas mileage and between driving it better and possibly the flowmaster exhaust, I've went from 14 MPG to mid 17 MPG.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:45 PM
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Is there a way to install a temp sensor in a manual trans? Or would it not get warm enough to justify having one? I know with automatics when vortex flow is established in the torque converter, alot of heat is generated especially when towing.
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"Air Box Mod" with K&N drop in
GlowShift Oil pressure & Volts in A pillar pod
T-bar crank to level
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:59 PM
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Is there a way to install a temp sensor in a manual trans?
Probably not.
Or would it not get warm enough to justify having one?
No. Any heat would be residual from the engine.
Automatics don't have a "real" direct connection and the friction from fluid flow is the cause of the heat.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:04 PM
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Yeah that's what I figured. Diffs on the other hand have enough tooth contact to generate heat in the gear oil, but every one I've ever stuck my finger in to check the oil level has never been more than warm at best.
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