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      12-15-2012, 05:29 AM   #1
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Warm trans

just me or do all you notice that the trans gets warm on the centre console?

I forgot how it felt last summer.... been freaking me out.
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      12-15-2012, 05:31 AM   #2
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just me or do all you notice that the trans gets warm on the centre console?

I forgot how it felt last summer.... been freaking me out.
What do you mean gets warm?
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      12-15-2012, 05:47 AM   #3
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What do you mean gets warm?
when your leg rests against it, it feels warm. didn't really notice it in winter.
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It felt hot today when I was driving hard on putty road !! lol
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      12-15-2012, 06:41 AM   #5
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just me or do all you notice that the trans gets warm on the centre console?

I forgot how it felt last summer.... been freaking me out.
It gets "warm" because that's where the downpipes are.
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      12-15-2012, 07:39 AM   #6
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It gets "warm" because that's where the downpipes are.
joke? I dont have DPs

I dont know much about the Zf or set up. so there are pipes there??
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It felt hot today when I was driving hard on putty road !! lol
i feel better with company, think i will leave it to normal.. and stop thinking its about to blow. Tunes bring out the 'is that normal in me"
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just me or do all you notice that the trans gets warm on the centre console?

I forgot how it felt last summer.... been freaking me out.
It gets "warm" because that's where the downpipes are.
What? Dp's are hanging off the turbos, and they are right beside the engine. Even mid pipes would at best be under your feet.

Can't say I've ever noticed the trans tunnel gets anything. But from now on i will give it a little rub ;-)
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      12-15-2012, 03:28 PM   #9
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Don't worry its all normal, if you could see the turbine housings,front cats and exhaust manifolds at full load or flat out in 4th gear you would freak out. All these parts are RED hot @ around 700deg its all normal and all that heat goes under your ass. Just turn on the AC
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