Fordmods Logo

Transmission Cooler Installation 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 4 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Transmission Cooler Installation
Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:42 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Posts: 188

Joined: 13th Mar 2008

Ride: EL Falcon XR6

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

Hey guys,

Basically i'm installing a transmission cooler into my BA because of the obvious risk (although with 235000kms youd think mine probably would have failed already and been fixed - but better safe than sorry!). But the thing is I've never installed a cooler before. The main concern is - am I going to lose a lot of fluid? I figure some, but is the factory in-radiator one going to be full so that when I unplug the pipes to install the new one, its going to dump a heap of fluid and therefore mean I need to top up the fluid? I bought some new fluid anyway just incase but I'd been keen to know what to expect!

The rest though - I don't see too much trouble obviously!

Cheers

 

_________________

1997 EL Falcon XR6 Sedan
Cold Air Intake | Sequential Scoop | Pacemaker 4480 & 2.5" Exhaust

1976 XB Falcon 500 Wagon
Sherwood Green | 3spd/250CI | Hurricane Extractors + Custom Twin 2" Exhaust | Running Whitewalls on a 2.5" Drop

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Transmission Cooler Installation
Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:13 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 106

Posts: 188

Joined: 24th Nov 2009

Gallery: 19 images

Ride: BA Fairmont Giah v8+more

Location: albury/wodonga
NSW, Australia

you will loose a small amount of fluid but not much maybe half a litre but you need to get the car on stands or a hoist but have it slightly raised on the right hnd side (the side the filler plug is next to the rear of he cat 16mm single hex socket or six point) the reason for slightly raising the rhs is so to be sure it has enough fluid fill it untill oil comes out the filler plug hole and screw plug back in and tension not to tight it has an oring sealing it
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Transmission Cooler Installation
Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:31 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 49

Posts: 1634

Joined: 8th Jul 2007

Gallery: 21 images

Ride: EL F100 CAPRI XR EF

Power: 234 rwkw

Location: brighton
SA, Australia

when u go to undo the trans lines from the radiator make sure u hold the nut on the actual radiator tight, and use a spanner on the pipe nut.
if u try and undo the trans line without useing a spanner on the nut on the radiator it will crack the plastic tank and u will need another radiator
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Transmission Cooler Installation
Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:25 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Posts: 188

Joined: 13th Mar 2008

Ride: EL Falcon XR6

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

Cheers guys. Yeah I ended up doing it anyway about a day after my original post. So its all good now!

 

_________________

1997 EL Falcon XR6 Sedan
Cold Air Intake | Sequential Scoop | Pacemaker 4480 & 2.5" Exhaust

1976 XB Falcon 500 Wagon
Sherwood Green | 3spd/250CI | Hurricane Extractors + Custom Twin 2" Exhaust | Running Whitewalls on a 2.5" Drop

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 4 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 15 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 Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:38 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

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