Originally Posted by Burtim
Yes. I watched the transmission temperature. It never went much above 204 or so degrees so I got tired of looking at it and assumed it wasn't a problem. It was always well below the engine temp. It does rise as the engine temp goes up, but never reaches anywhere near the same number unless, I suppose, you are keeping the engine hot for hours on end.
I am an instrument rated pilot, so I started the trip out including everything in my "scan" just as in an aircraft. When things stay the same or don't change much, I scan them less often.
When you can have 204* or less on a long climb at 50 mph, you have nothing to worry about. That is good to know!
I agree with you that having some extra tire pressure is best when towing.
Your addendum about eco
mode is very interesting. I was guessing that it would shift too much or something (and get too hot) if not in sport mode. But it doesn't! The electronic controls just make things easy. It didn't seem to make any difference in fuel economy whether you made the shifting decisions or the Jeep made them, either.