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Old 02-09-2022, 08:42 AM   #1
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Tranny warmup????

How many of you with the Ford gassers warm up your tranny before driving off. I never really was concerned with it. I recently installed a (Scan Gauge) and now I see how long it actually takes to get it up to operating temperature.

Is there a need to warm it up or not. Anyone with (expert) knowledge have an opinion?

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Old 02-09-2022, 11:38 AM   #2
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Old 02-09-2022, 01:59 PM   #3
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I have the V-10 with the 6 speed in our MH. Like all my cars/trucks, I usually idle for about 3 - 5 minutes before driving off. I've never had any shifting issues or any problems for that matter - smooth as butter. The idling probably just wastes gas more than anything.

For reference, I also have an F-150 with the 10 speed transmission. Even after idling for 10 minutes, for the first couple minutes of driving, it seems to hunt for a "proper" gear... upshifts, downshifts... it's REALLY annoying. Then it calms down and acts like a CVT after that with almost imperceptible shifts. It's a known issue with Ford's 10 speed tranny.
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Old 02-09-2022, 02:00 PM   #4
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Old 02-09-2022, 07:13 PM   #5
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I was taught to break in a new car like you plan to drive all the time from the moment you drive it off the lot, whether it be like grandma or like you stole it.
I've driven gas & diesels, big & small, that I get in start it up, put it in gear & go, stop turn it off, get out & shut the door, no warm ups or cool downs.
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Old 02-10-2022, 01:18 AM   #6
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The owners manual will tell you to warm it up for only a few moments before driving off, conservatively, for the first few miles. Beyond that donít worry about it.
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Old 02-10-2022, 01:22 AM   #7
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Old 02-10-2022, 09:52 AM   #8
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I usually start her up and let her idle whilst I just do my walk round checks, vents, aerials, Jack etc, then we're good to go....
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Old 02-10-2022, 11:24 AM   #9
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I have the V-10 with the 6 speed in our MH. Like all my cars/trucks, I usually idle for about 3 - 5 minutes before driving off. I've never had any shifting issues or any problems for that matter - smooth as butter. The idling probably just wastes gas more than anything.

For reference, I also have an F-150 with the 10 speed transmission. Even after idling for 10 minutes, for the first couple minutes of driving, it seems to hunt for a "proper" gear... upshifts, downshifts... it's REALLY annoying. Then it calms down and acts like a CVT after that with almost imperceptible shifts. It's a known issue with Ford's 10 speed tranny.
I have same F150. When not in tow mode it skips 2nd and 4th gears. So it shifts 1 to 3, 3 to 5, then 6,7,8,9,10. At easy acceleration it almost feels like an engine miss.
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Old 02-10-2022, 11:26 AM   #10
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I was taught to break in a new car like you plan to drive all the time from the moment you drive it off the lot, whether it be like grandma or like you stole it.
I've driven gas & diesels, big & small, that I get in start it up, put it in gear & go, stop turn it off, get out & shut the door, no warm ups or cool downs.
If you had the old 7.3 Ford diesel youíre supposed to let it cool down (turbo) after hard usage.
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Old 02-10-2022, 04:03 PM   #11
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I have same F150. When not in tow mode it skips 2nd and 4th gears. So it shifts 1 to 3, 3 to 5, then 6,7,8,9,10. At easy acceleration it almost feels like an engine miss.
The first upshifts (skips) on the F-150 are REALLY hard and jerky. After that, gear skips are really smooth. It feels like the tranny "sticks" too long in lower gears with the first (cold) run through the gears. ??? Anyway... off topic...
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Old 02-10-2022, 04:23 PM   #12
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I was taught to break in a new car like you plan to drive all the time from the moment you drive it off the lot, whether it be like grandma or like you stole it.
I've driven gas & diesels, big & small, that I get in start it up, put it in gear & go, stop turn it off, get out & shut the door, no warm ups or cool downs.
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"Only a few moments..."
Just the time needed to fasten your seat belts, and check the mirrors.
You're slipping Bob, "Tranny warm-up"? The set-up is just hanging there.
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You're slipping Bob, "Tranny warm-up"? The set-up is just hanging there.
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Old 02-10-2022, 04:29 PM   #14
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You're slipping Bob, "Tranny warm-up"? The set-up is just hanging there.
I tried being politically correct and didnít want to be the first with a controversial comment.

Thanks ACE, I was going to query if it was transmission that was being referred to in the original question???
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Old 02-10-2022, 06:05 PM   #15
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I tried being politically correct and didnít want to be the first with a controversial comment.

Thanks ACE, I was going to query if it was transmission that was being referred to in the original question???
Yeah, probably not a good path to go down. Bob was smart in restraining.
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Old 02-11-2022, 12:16 AM   #16
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Old 02-11-2022, 03:38 AM   #17
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No warmup per se just the time it takes to get settled. I have read on the web that the fastest way to warm up a vehicle is to drive the thing. Consumer Reports states that it is a waste of fuel and harming the environment with un-needed emissions.
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Old 02-16-2022, 07:19 PM   #18
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I have the V-10 with the 6 speed in our MH. Like all my cars/trucks, I usually idle for about 3 - 5 minutes before driving off. I've never had any shifting issues or any problems for that matter - smooth as butter. The idling probably just wastes gas more than anything.

For reference, I also have an F-150 with the 10 speed transmission. Even after idling for 10 minutes, for the first couple minutes of driving, it seems to hunt for a "proper" gear... upshifts, downshifts... it's REALLY annoying. Then it calms down and acts like a CVT after that with almost imperceptible shifts. It's a known issue with Ford's 10 speed tranny.

I leased a F150 with the 10 speed. Horrible transmission! There are 3 class action lawsuits over this POS. There is what is called "downshift whiplash", a loud clunk and shudder when starting, and mine would occasionally forget that it was moving and go into a "neutral like state" in 2nd and 3rd gear (usually when cold) I was so happy to return that vehicle before the lease was up.
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Old 02-16-2022, 07:42 PM   #19
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I leased a F150 with the 10 speed. Horrible transmission! There are 3 class action lawsuits over this POS. There is what is called "downshift whiplash", a loud clunk and shudder when starting, and mine would occasionally forget that it was moving and go into a "neutral like state" in 2nd and 3rd gear (usually when cold) I was so happy to return that vehicle before the lease was up.
Interesting, I have had 3 and all including the current one with 90K have performed flawlessly

Not a single problem with the F150 other than a couple minor issues. Certainly, no issues with the 10-speed transmission.

Best truck I have ever owned next to my F350 although I had great luck with the F550 and others over the years

The trucks are well built, drive perfect and handle very well

The 3.5 EcoBoost is too small for heavy towing but does what it was made for, and the shifting is absolutely perfect. Tow haul, and sport features work perfectly as well.

Quite interesting since I have had several and so have my friends. None of us have had any issues.

It is the bestselling pickup for a reason

I do flat tow it if not taking the Escape on a dolly as well and it has been towed 15K
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I always say; Not all Fords are a POS, but mine was... Happy with my 2016 V10. I forgot to add, it would continue downshifting at a stop sign, and chirp the tires until it reached 1st...
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