04-17-08, 10:50 AM
I have a ??
I am planning on towing a 27' boat (7000-ish lb) for 4 hours any precaution.
my engine shouldn't reach what temp.
and on the highway should i turn off the towing or should i leave it on.
Thanks for the help.
I tow a trailer that is 26 ft and weighs over 7k loaded, and many times it for 6-7 hours, it is in the winter. I use the tow mode for the mountains but on flat highways I use it in the regular mode. I have towed in the summer and never really had any temp issues, it was like I was not even towing looking at the gauges, of course that is not true for the gas gauge. :(
04-17-08, 02:42 PM
would towing in regular mode benefit engine, gas, etc VS the hauling mode?
Not really, when you are towing heavy weight your gas mileage will be pretty poor, not as bad on flat ground, but still pretty bad.
05-13-08, 11:18 AM
Engine temp is probably not something to worry about, but transmission temp is. At those weights, you will definitely be pushing 200 degrees more than once. I think you have to be careful if you sustain transmission temps (check your tranny temp gauge in the digital readout - that should ALWAYS be on when you are towing, look at nothing else on the computer) over 207 degrees for a period of time.
The trans has synthetic fluid in it, you should have no problems even if you get about 250 degrees.