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Transmission Fluid Heater?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rooty, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Dec 10, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    Rooty

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    Hey people,

    I am fixing on ordering one of those Wolverine stick on heater pads for my oil pan. I got to thinking and I figured hey, why not get one for my tranny pan as well?

    Then I got to thinking why haven't I ever seen this mod done before?

    Then I got to thinking gee, I don't want to screw anything up, maybe I should check with everyone and see if it is a bad idea.

    Then I posted this thread.

    So what does everyone think? Worth the effort? I've heard tranny fluid heats up pretty fast. I know its pretty thin stuff but I don't know how much it thickens up in the cold. But hey if it isn't going to hurt anything, it might be better to have it closer to operating temp before...well.... it operates right?
     
  2. Dec 10, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    Heat is what kills a transmission. Don't put the heat pad on the tranny

    You can put one one the oil pan if you live in a really cold climate
     
  4. Mar 6, 2010 at 5:43 AM
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    Cold kills tranny's too, I used to live in Great Falls and you'd fire up you vehicle and let it idle for 15 to 20 minutes on a -35 degree morning to warm the tranny up or risk losing it. See how warm the pad will get and if it stays below 120 or so I'd say you're good to go but I'm just guessing. Anyone know what the operating temp of the tranny is?
     
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