I don't understand, isn't heat the main cause of tranny failures? I certainly don't want to cause any damages to my transmission that's why I monitor it to make sure I won't over cook the fluid. It is because I monitored it that's how I know that I need an ATF cooler. ATF cooler is doing its job somewhat, but I just wish I could cool it a bit more.I wouldnt pay too much attention to the temperature. Just focusing on avoiding unecessary shifts. At higher speeds there is more chance to be hunting for a gear with slopes, and when using cruise control as well.
Yeah, it's really weird... as if Kia is deliberately hiding this 350lb TW info...There is NO WARNING at the rear for those who install a hitch. All we're informed its that its had 5000lb tow rating. Any hitch shop advice gives the same tongue weight recommendation 10 to15% on the ball. This loss of control due to trailer swinging/whipping left to right which is very serious if you've experienced it. The hitches available for this are all rated at least 500lbs up to 750lbs for the Sorento.
Also I bet no more than 1% of owners read their owners manual in or close to entirety. Stickers are normally found in various places for critical notes! As earlier this weight is added to the in vehicle weight capacity so less is transported inside or fewer people. Knowone tows with 7 inside. LOL
I wouldn't hold out much hope for that. Honestly, I'm really surprised you got 1.5F.The temperature dropped like a whopping 1.5 degrees!
Not really all that significant of a drop..., but not bad for a $5 mod.
Hopefully when it's a lot hotter during towing, it'll cool down more? We'll see...
I agree. However, given that the mechanic said I have no room to put a fan, I just thought I will explore other options!Air flow through the cooler is the go to way always as it increases with speed. Hence you need to capture Ram air to cool the cooler fins of an Aux cooler which I believe you're using. Skirting water is pointless. You'll run out in no time.
No, the stock transmission warmer/cooler does not use coolant from the radiator. The input water hose to stock warmer/cooler comes from the engine block and water exit hose goes to the heater core for cabin heat. Therefore you are always cooling the transmission with engine temperature coolant from the block and that runs 180-200* F. The engineers designed it that way so we have to assume they felt 200* F water is ample to maintain the tranny.Radiator should also work together to cool the ATF?