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Alright due to the weather in these parts I have a pretty good coat of mud built up all over the taco. I'm fixin' to make a 400 mile roadtrip today, and my brother told me due to the mud caked on the transmission housing I am running the chance of overheating the transmission (06 5spd). Any truth to this? I would go wash it but it's going to be just as bad next week. What say you TTORA?
 

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Yes mud is a insulator. Depending on ambient temp, how hard you are pushing the truck (towing,hills, etc) its possible. Just stick one of the sprinklers under it (one of the like arch partern ones). Or wash it, it costs like $10, if that is too much, you shouldn't be 4wheeling.
 

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I only wish I had time to go 4wheeling all of this mud is a result of going to work, I guess I was just looking for some valadation to sit on my ass and be lazy for a hour or so, well off to wash the truck.
 

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Eh or just get the sprinkler out and put it underneath, then go inside and drink beer and eat nachos.
 

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I wouldn't worry about it with a 5 speed, I drained mine after a long road trip and it was slightly warm not even hot. Your going to have a lot of cool air cooling of that mud!
 

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The tranny isn't the primary cooler, your radiator is...

Sure, tranny get rid of some, but you think it makes a large impact?
 

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The tranny isn't the primary cooler, your radiator is...

Sure, tranny get rid of some, but you think it makes a large impact?
I was assuming he had a manual 5 spd, I guess its an auto? That explains concerns about heat!

ya, the radiator will cool them shits down just fine.
 
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