What's normal operating temp for the A8?

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  1. Hubbs

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    I'm seeing 210-215 in 70 degree weather. I know some newer trannys are running over 200* but thought I'd ask. Used to be that you ever wanted it to go that high.
     
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    I think that's about right I hadn't check in a while
     
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    170 for drag racing is what I'd try to achieve
     
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    Yeah I need to check it again hadn't check in over a month
     
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    Trans will run at coolant temp unless you add big cooler and not be in stop and go traffic
     
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    I'm usually between 190 and 200 with open air. Maxed out at 214 in traffic. Thought it was high but it quickly dropped below 200 when we started moving.
     
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    199-203 under normal driving.., 219 seems to trip the cooling fans
     
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    Mine hits 219 when sitting in traffic, but quickly drops back down every time to about 205-210. The cooling fans do their job well.
     
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    See... this is always what I tried to achieve as well and thought normal... 170 or less under normal conditions.

    Are you guys really seeing >200 deg tranny temps under normal driving? I thought anything over that mark was very bad for any auto trans. Are these ZF systems just very unique and designed to run hotter?
     
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    I took mine out for first time in a week. 81 deg outside. Trans set to Sport. I drove about 15 mins to my local Best Buy (mostly highway). When I got in parking lot my temps were 185 Engine, 165 Oil, 154 Trans.). I was in there for 10 mins then drove a mile to another store and then headed home. On the drive home on highway my temps were 185 Engine, 195 Oil, 160 Trans). I went about 5 miles out of the way and did a 0-60 pull. The Trans temp went up to 175. I then drove home about 10 mins and when I pulled in driveway my Trans temp was 185.

    I have no doubt if you are driving your car harder than I did today you would see temps in the 190's and I have seen mine high 190's in the summer. Now how fast you're getting there would be the question. Mine took a good 30 mins of driving to hit 175.
     
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    Yeah, I drover for over 1 hr in 65 deg temps on the interstate at roughly 75-80mph before I saw temps north of 180. Once I get down on her though...it seems like temps stay in the high 190s and then climb to 210+ if I am doing a hard pull.....I never remember her being that warm in the past.
     
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    I dont think ive seen my trans temp over 150 and. Seen it lower.
     
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    I'm confused, just a normal condition for me, are we talking transmission or engine temps here. I never seen my trans over 200 but my engine once gat to about 220ish. I think the highest i 've seen the trans was about 157.
     
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    Transmission Temps.
     
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    Mine is at 167 at 65-70 mph on a 60 degree day
     
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