Lotsa heat coming from shifter knob area.. normal ?
I dunno if i ever noticed this before but while driving 100 miles to a friends house the other day in my 5.9 i noticed the shifter nob area transfercase and transmission were getting very warm.. If i touched the plastic it was pretty hot but not enough to make me move my hand.. The shifter shafts were both really warm and i could feel the heat radiating on my gas pedal leg in the knee and thigh area.. I was driving around 55-70mph on the freeway.
Last i checked my check valve is locked open i always have to prime the pump in neutral when i first start the Jeep because its basicly dry and while it does move when i step on the gas it doesnt really like it so i let it circulate for a second or two (i can actually hear it for those 2 seconds filling up) I poped off the tube and it was squirting lotsa fluid out too so its deff not blocked closed last i checked.
So yea is this normal for so much heat at these speeds ? I realise its the transmission down there but i figure driving that fast with a aux cooler and bypassed should keep that thing really cool. Plus the tranny and transmission cases themselves are being cooled from the wind of moving.. and last i checked with a thermal probe they only get to like 140f.. I imagine actually moving they might get warmer but still 140-200f doesnt seem like enough to make the floor board/knobs get hot while moving.. Or maybe Im wrong.
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