Fordmods Logo

Trans cooler kit!? Ba major problem 

 

Page 1 of 3 [ 31 posts ] Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

 
 Post subject: Trans cooler kit!? Ba major problem
Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:59 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 514

Joined: 26th Jul 2011

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: Ba XR6 mk2 n/a

Location: sydney N/Beaches
NSW, Australia

Ok I just Wana say I just watched this bloke on you tube talking about a major issue with the 4 speed gear box and the radiator fluid mixing together or some s**t like that, it's ment to be a recall On all ba mOdels but u no what ford are like when it comes to helping there customers!!

Anyway he mentions getting a trans cooler kit installed and or a new aftermarket radiator to prevent the problem happening between 150 and 180000 ks I think it was.

What does everyone no about this issue? And where do I buy a trans cooler kit? Also where does it go? as I have no idea!
Post's would be appreciated, if u haven't seen this clip on you tube pm me and I'll send u the link.

Drive safe!! :P 8-)

 

_________________

BANNED USER

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Trans cooler kit!? Ba major problem
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:13 am 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

it was a bit of an issue with genuine factory radiators from au and ba, no recall as most of the radiators lasted past the waranty period.. you can get a factory bf type cooler that bypasses the radiator cooler, but i would go for something a bit better like a pwr trans cooler.. search ebay for pwr trans cooler kits for ba..
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Trans cooler kit!? Ba major problem
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:22 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 514

Joined: 26th Jul 2011

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: Ba XR6 mk2 n/a

Location: sydney N/Beaches
NSW, Australia

Ok thanks for that.
I'm still a bit confused how does it work differently to my stock radiator ?
Fill me in.

 

_________________

BANNED USER

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Trans cooler kit!? Ba major problem
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:32 am 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

the stock cooler runs through a copper tube in your radiator to keep trans oil temperature down, when it fails the trans fluid goes into your radiator and your coolant goes into your trans pretty much destroying it,
the external type cooler runs from the trans oil lines to the cooler which is a bit like a small radiator, the trans oil is circulated through the cooler which uses air to cool the oil rather then hot water. the aftermarket pwr type cooler mounts infront of your radiator,,

here is something like what i use in both my ed and our au..
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AU-BA-BF4-SP ... 19c8351ac3
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Trans cooler kit!? Ba major problem
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:07 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 514

Joined: 26th Jul 2011

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: Ba XR6 mk2 n/a

Location: sydney N/Beaches
NSW, Australia

Cheers, so does it replace my stock radiator all together or sit in with the old radiator??

 

_________________

BANNED USER

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Trans cooler kit!? Ba major problem
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:41 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 25

Posts: 1260

Joined: 11th Dec 2010

Ride: EL xr6

Location: Craigieburn
VIC, Australia

should sit infront of your old radiator mate.as troyman said works like a radiator but for the transmission to cool it down lol pwr is a good brand.

 

_________________

EL xr6,standard a** au motor,hi-tech headers, 2 1/2inch red back,,Tikky kitted and wingless,Black GT-P's,on ultra lows and still too high

My Build: the-garage-f53/daniels-el-xr6-build-t100586.html

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Trans cooler kit!? Ba major problem
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:30 am 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

ba_xr6bw wrote:
Cheers, so does it replace my stock radiator all together or sit in with the old radiator??


your radiator stays there to cool your engine lol, the built in trans cooler that is in your radiator is bypassed and the aftermarket cooler sits infront of your radiator..
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Trans cooler kit!? Ba major problem
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:46 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 54

Posts: 4102

Joined: 18th Nov 2004

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: PX2 Ranger 4x4 XLT Dual CAB

Location: Carrum Downs
VIC, Australia

I have my radiator trans cooler bypassed, this is how a lot of taxis are done. There is however some arguments for and against this way. Some say the radiator cooler should be use to get the trans up to operating temp and keep it there and that the external one is only required for towing. Of course you'd then need to change your radiator and live in hope it never failed. Mines been like this for 2 years, still ok :)

A picture of my cooler
Image

 

_________________

Image
She's meanness put to music and the b**ch is born to run!
Like the sign says, "speed's just a question of money. How fast can you go?"

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Trans cooler kit!? Ba major problem
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:09 am 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

the few trans places ive been to have reccomended bypassing the radiator cooler as heat is the btr's enemy.
the only issue i see is if you start the car and drive the car hard while its cold or if it runs to cool the lock up in the converter wont stay locked up in freeway driving..
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Trans cooler kit!? Ba major problem
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:44 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 25

Posts: 493

Joined: 21st Sep 2010

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: BA XR6

Location: sydney
NSW, Australia

is their two types of transcoolers or something?? cause ive seen ones that sit in front of the radiator then ive seen ones that sit to the side of the radiator on the drivers side. im planing on eventually getting one, but at the moment the cars just below 80 000km's and doesn't tow... don't even have a tow pack :lol: so im not to worried yet.

slightly off topic, but driving in sequential mode and keeping the car at about 3k revs for a extended period of time (less then a couple of mins) is that likely to heat up your trans?
also if you harden up the shifts by tuning will that heat up the trans aswell.

 

_________________

BA XR6
Performance mods: typhoon + territory pipe with K&N filter, full exhaust, BPR generic tune, lowered, xr6t front brakes, territory rear brakes
Visual mods: 19" rim, lower grill mesh, oil pressure and vacuum gauges, engine bay lighting, foot well lights
some of my main mods

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Trans cooler kit!? Ba major problem
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:55 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 514

Joined: 26th Jul 2011

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: Ba XR6 mk2 n/a

Location: sydney N/Beaches
NSW, Australia

First of all stop using shifter it's mainly for towing

 

_________________

BANNED USER

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Trans cooler kit!? Ba major problem
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:34 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 514

Joined: 26th Jul 2011

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: Ba XR6 mk2 n/a

Location: sydney N/Beaches
NSW, Australia

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BA-FALCON-AU ... 19c87b5c78

This is the one im thinking of getting..

 

_________________

BANNED USER

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Trans cooler kit!? Ba major problem
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:05 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 54

Posts: 4102

Joined: 18th Nov 2004

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: PX2 Ranger 4x4 XLT Dual CAB

Location: Carrum Downs
VIC, Australia

TROYMAN wrote:
the few trans places ive been to have reccomended bypassing the radiator cooler as heat is the btr's enemy.
the only issue i see is if you start the car and drive the car hard while its cold..


I agree, and the place my transmission gets serviced at agrees and they bypass it for the local taxis they service. But I know some people will argue you need both..

 

_________________

Image
She's meanness put to music and the b**ch is born to run!
Like the sign says, "speed's just a question of money. How fast can you go?"

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Trans cooler kit!? Ba major problem
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:08 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 54

Posts: 4102

Joined: 18th Nov 2004

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: PX2 Ranger 4x4 XLT Dual CAB

Location: Carrum Downs
VIC, Australia

ba_xr6bw wrote:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BA-FALCON-AUTOMATIC-TRANSMISSION-OIL-COOLER-KIT-PWR-/110737710200?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item19c87b5c78

This is the one im thinking of getting..


That will do the job, the one in my car is a Ford one. I think PWR is the brand my mate uses in his shop

 

_________________

Image
She's meanness put to music and the b**ch is born to run!
Like the sign says, "speed's just a question of money. How fast can you go?"

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Trans cooler kit!? Ba major problem
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:10 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 5051

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: Kia Rio - 1.4L Auto

Power: 238 rwkw

Location: Westside
VIC, Australia

I wonder how much of this "plague" comes down to piss poor maintenance on the owners behalf.

For instance, flushing the radiator and changing the coolant every year. Not letting it turn into straight water, expire then start corroding parts of the cooling system.

Too many people rely on the Ford service manual rather than using common sense.

I acknowledge that some had problems early on... But the later ones could be based on lack of servicing. No where does the ebay fatty say he's serviced the car adequately, nor whether he's changed the coolant at any time.

I do like how he / his mechanics claim every BA Falcon has had this problem. Ford made 200,000 BA Falcons, and it seems they all reside in Perth.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 3  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 22 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:16 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names