Not a big slush box guy. Last night on the way home from work my A340 started acting up. I came up to a stop light after sitting in a good deal of traffic at very low speeds. Anyway, when I tried to take off from the light, the tranny wouldn't kick down into low gear. It was stuck in 3rd. So, I pulled over, and manual dropped it into low. I then noticed that the OD light was blinking. I know this is BAD. However, almost immediately I saw it go off, and then it shifted fine from there on out. I even drove it to work today 52mi one way, and it worked without any issues at all.
So, I plan to flush the tranny this weekend and change the filter because I think it just got too hot and the fluid is starting to break down. At the same time, I want to install a temp gauge to keep an eye on it. So, I know that some A/Ts have little NPT fitting that you can pull and then install a temp sending unit. Does the A340 have such a fitting/port? If not, anyrecommendations on where to install the sending unit?
Also, I'm curious about tranny coolers too. What are you guys running? I recently installed one of these in my Scrambler before I sold it along with a thermo switch that came on at 180* and would kick off when it dropped down to 170*.
Any advise here?