Then why do some work (warm up) as they should?
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hi. a lot of this is two things.
1. outside climate. if it's really cold out (below 40F) the trans temp hardly ever shows on my gauge
2. the kind of driving you are doing. if you are driving in town and lots of stop and go (and especially long stops where its in drive and you are barely moving or totally stopped) it'll warm up and show a notch or two on the temp gauge even if its 30-40F outside. if you are moving at higher speeds and not stopping, I think that the flow over the trans cooler plus the fact that the converter is locked up almost all the time means hardly any temp in the trans
for example, last monday I drove from my house all the way to Philly and into the city. the first 50 mins of the drive was almost all highway. the outside temp was 38 deg. the trans gauge showed nothing at all the entire time. the last 20 mins was in the city. stop and go and barely creeping ahead. within 5 mins of being into that the trans gauge crept up and was showing two notches. she'll warm up a little bit in stop and go or totally stopped driving cause theres very little airflow across the cooler plus the converter is slipping and not locked.
that's why i think some people say that they see theirs warm up and others don't
PS on the way home, I started off in downtown city driving; temp gauge on trans was showing one notch after about 15 mins and then 2 notches after 20 mins. then i got on the highway and it dropped from 2 notches, to 1 notch, and then showed no notches after about 10 mins on the highway and showed no notches all the way home (about 35 more mins). converter was locked up in 6th gear at 70 mph the entire way and she cooled off totally.