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Old 05-02-2017, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Overdrive in automatic in cold weather?

Curious if anyone has come up with a bypass to the transmission temp sensor or a way to trick it into thinking it's always warm. Not a fan of automatics but going to be my winter vehicle. And time to time driver in the summer. 02 explorer v6 with 260k miles on it. Looking to squeeze out a few extra mpg during summer. I have a short commute so waiting for trans temp to reach 110 is 1/4 of the way there. I still manage 22 mpg but would easily reach 24 with some earlier jumps to OD. Going to get an upper grille block going as well shortly.
Hate filling this beast up since I drive a 14 Cruze eco normally and break 50 mpg regularly in warm weather.

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