[QUOTE=goingnorth;4168916]I just traded in my f350 for a f150 and will do a test tow this weekend, I hope it pulls the trailer well. I have a passport 290bh, loaded for travel it weighs 6000#s on the axles and about 800# tongue.
As for the tranny temp you can put the truck in Engineering Test Mode and see the actual tranny temp while driving. Just print out a celsius to fahrenheit chart because the mode gives celsius.
Engineering Test Mode:
Ignition in "OFF" position.
For Base Clusters (without message center cluster): depress the reset stem on the cluster while turning the ignition switch to the "ON" position.
Message Center Clusters: depress the reset button in the vehicle while turning the ignition switch to the "ON" position.
Continue to hold down the reset stem/button for 5 seconds until the cluster message center displays "engineering test mode".
Press/cycle reset stem/button until the message center displays "manufacture" and the date of manufacture (MM-DD-YYYY).
Keep cycling through to get to mpg/KM, coolant temp, etc.
This works with most fords, and you can't screw anything up, it is used by the dealers for troubleshooting.
The 2011 F150's will allow manual shifting on the stearing wheel just like the new superduty's.[/
OK, but with which engine???