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It's been hot here the past few days but next time it's cooler I'll take it for a toot and let you know.

You keep telling people their temperatures are high. What is yours running?
The chart was posted earlier for what trans temps are. Basically ideal temp is 170, this has been established to be the temp where trans are efficient but longest life for components.
 

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Ran the car again today at around 75F and it was still around 202-204 range. Doesn't seem to be impacted by ambient temperature much. And this is on mostly new fluid (did a 3qt flush a few weeks ago).

One site I'm reading says that fluid that is 200F only last 50k miles. That may explain the absolute horrid smell of the fluid when I changed it at 75k.

My advice, change the fluid every 50k miles regardless of how hard you drive it.
 

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Just to let everyone know. I "flushed" (drain and refill 3 times)my trans about 7k miles ago. I used valvoline max life multi vehicle synthetic ATF available at wal mart for about $20.00 a gallon and all is well so far. The above mentioned fluid does have the aw-1 spec.
 
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