Friday, June 8, 2012

Just Chill!

John, at Toyauto in Mesa, tried to save me some money, but I really didn't like the transmission temps I was observing last weekend on our trip to the rim.  The last mile or two of each long climb were warmer than I wanted to see.  Water temp was managed well, but the transmission temp would climb uncomfortably high.  Based on some input from people that use their truck much harder than I use this one, I ordered a B&M cooler and got it installed today.  Don't have any data with the trailer, but from what I'm seeing driving around town, we should be seeing the 25 degree drop that others have experienced.  The transmission will thank me!

John had me in and out in 90 minutes and included me in decisions about where to mount the cooler, how to route the lines, etc.  I'll be back!  Update: The cooler was installed Friday morning.  A handwritten note thanking me for my business arrived in the mail on Saturday!  Wow!

We're really looking forward to the trip north this summer.  The list of stuff to fix is getting shorter and the list of stuff to pack is getting longer. Less than three weeks to go!


  1. Hi John,

    I'm so glad to see you blogging! :D

    If you want to compare notes on trans temp towing you might check this post.

    Once upon a time I compiled reference info on transmission temperature which is available here.

    Rock on!

  2. Hmmm, that first link didn't work. So I'll try just past the address instead.

    1. Bob - It was your compilation that got me paying more attention. Between that and the Scan Gauge giving accurate info and some longer trips in the planning - it was really a "must do" project.