Re: Transmission leaks when towing
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Reverse is the worst case for these trannys. There has been many posts of guys Backing their 5th wheel in a spot,, "Up a slight incline" and the tranny temps shot thru the roof! So I would be carefull backing any trailer with a STOCK trans.
[/ QUOTE ]Turning the 32' box GN Horse trailer around in our stable parking area is to put it bluntly, challenging. I have to go down a small hill towards the manure spreader/ramp and then back up the hill while turning. I have made it a habit of locking in 4x4 lo after going down the hill in order to reduce tranny temps. Because the surface is mud/sand/gravel, the axles do not bind up and it makes it alot easier backing a 26000# load. I am planning on getting that BTS tranny as soon as the extended warranty expires.
2002 F350 Lariat CC 4x4 Auto 4.10 DRW, DP-Tuner F5 live tuned stock, quiet, 40dd, 40, 60, 80 tow, 80e and 120r, B&W GN, BrakeSmart, 'pooned tank, tank and pre-pump mods, 2µ Dahl 100 filter, regulated return, BTS dual HPOP, AC singles with EDM 34 lpm nozzles, AIS, H2e, Spearco 6.0 IC, Hypermax 3.5" dp--> MBRP 4" 304SS exhaust, BTS tranny, 203º T-stat, Chevron ELC, Oilguard bypass with Schaeffer 9000, WranglerNW 200 amp alternator, Nippon-Denso starter, SPA gauges, SteveRacer mods, Hella 80/100W 9007s, Hella Micro DE foglights, 1000FF driving lights, 220W backup lights, Stancor contactor, X-Springs, Bilstein shox, custom bumpers but otherwise stock. Nov 30 '99 build engine with 16 K miles, Fluidampr, Comp Cam 910 springs, Melling LPOP and ARP headstuds but otherwise stock.