Fordmods Logo

BA XR6T trans cooler 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 15 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: BA XR6T trans cooler
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:27 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 2983

Joined: 15th Apr 2006

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: Falcon

Location: Aberfoyle Park
SA, Australia

My mate has a 2003 BA XR6T and wants to put a trans cooler on it.

Problem is that we are unsure which one and where it would go.

I think that it will be between the intercooler and the radiator but i havnt seen if there is a gap or not so i am unsure. My mate thinks that it will make everything else hotter but i doubt that.

I am sure ford do a trans cooler kit for these guys???

Has anyone done this or know of this?

Ben

 

_________________

HOLDENS go like rockets. They fall apart in stages!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:01 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 4401

Joined: 25th Mar 2005

Ride: BA XT, BA XR6T, ED Ghia 5.0

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

I had to put mine in the front guard behind the drivers side foglight, there's stuff all real estate up the front especially if you have an aftermarket intercooler. You won't get much cooling anyway even if you do manage to wedge it in there somehow which I doubt will happen with any decent sized cooler. Mine's all aftermarket though, not from Ford. Just get that transmission cooler out of the radiator :)

 

_________________

What's the difference between a Holden and a sheep? It's less embarrasing getting out of the back of a sheep..

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:26 am 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 57

Posts: 213

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Ride: Falcon RTV

Location: Maryborough
QLD, Australia

Don't know if this is big enough for him, but this is what is fitted to my RTV from the factory etc., http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FORD-BA-BF-TOWIN ... dZViewItem
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:19 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 4401

Joined: 25th Mar 2005

Ride: BA XT, BA XR6T, ED Ghia 5.0

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

eagleaus wrote:
Don't know if this is big enough for him, but this is what is fitted to my RTV from the factory etc., http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FORD-BA-BF-TOWIN ... dZViewItem


Don't think that will fit an XR6T.. just not enough room up front.

 

_________________

What's the difference between a Holden and a sheep? It's less embarrasing getting out of the back of a sheep..

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:49 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 11103

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Ride: AU III XR8 Pursuit 250 ute

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

I've seen one mounted horizontally. Definately a good idea to get one in there any way you can do it. Have a look at PWR's offerings.

 

_________________

Heaps of performance EF/L parts for sale, including supercharged VCT motor!

2002 Ford AU Series III Falcon XR8 Pursuit 250 ute - 5.6L of V8 Windsor!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:01 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 4401

Joined: 25th Mar 2005

Ride: BA XT, BA XR6T, ED Ghia 5.0

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Does the car we're talking about still have the factory intercooler or an aftermarket one? That will really decide what you can do.

 

_________________

What's the difference between a Holden and a sheep? It's less embarrasing getting out of the back of a sheep..

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:05 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 57

Posts: 213

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Ride: Falcon RTV

Location: Maryborough
QLD, Australia

The cooler on the RTV's are fitted right along the top of the radiator.Correct me if i am wrong, but standard intercoooler is fitted low towards the bottom half of the radiator
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:12 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 261

Joined: 10th Jul 2005

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: BA XR6 Turbo

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

there is one i think made for an xr6t which was going to be fitted to mine but it was found that it was too wide to fit anywhere up in the front guard, don't know who it was made by, but there was no real thought put into it.
I eventually had one for a standard BA put in which was a bit deeper than the other but not as wide.
Still a tight squeeze but managed to fit it above the intercooler, hasn't made any change to my rad temp

the xr6t one was silver and the standard BA cooler was black, its a b**ch of a job to do just for the cooler but well worth it, i had it done after my stcok one split and i got water into my trans. Be good to get a dipstick for it as well, requires a bit more work though

 

_________________

BA XR6 Turbo

Xtreme Tuned
240.1 rwkw at 12 PSI

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:14 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 2983

Joined: 15th Apr 2006

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: Falcon

Location: Aberfoyle Park
SA, Australia

Standard intercooler. He will be doing upgrades to the car later but probably not the intercooler as yet.

So you guys think that it does f**k all for cooling of the trans because there simply isnt room there for it.

What else do you guys suggest doing. He was told to put one in by the trans guys that are doing his trans but we are researching the matter before anything is done.

What else do you turbo guys recommend for turbo upgrades, i know that this should be in the trubo section but i thought id ask here. He is thinking of the KPM kit to get a but more go. Pitty its a family car.

 

_________________

HOLDENS go like rockets. They fall apart in stages!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:34 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 4401

Joined: 25th Mar 2005

Ride: BA XT, BA XR6T, ED Ghia 5.0

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

stomper wrote:
Standard intercooler. He will be doing upgrades to the car later but probably not the intercooler as yet.

So you guys think that it does f**k all for cooling of the trans because there simply isnt room there for it.

What else do you guys suggest doing. He was told to put one in by the trans guys that are doing his trans but we are researching the matter before anything is done.

What else do you turbo guys recommend for turbo upgrades, i know that this should be in the trubo section but i thought id ask here. He is thinking of the KPM kit to get a but more go. Pitty its a family car.


Just get that transmission cooler out of the radiator, that's the best thing you can do for it. If you want to be kind to your transmission you should put the transmission cooler somewhere with a bit more room for the air to move too.

As far as upgrades go an edit will get the thing to go like the clappers, family car or no. Mechanical upgrades will depend on what stage edit you go for.. have a look at capas website for an idea what you'll need for various power hikes.

 

_________________

What's the difference between a Holden and a sheep? It's less embarrasing getting out of the back of a sheep..

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:27 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 2983

Joined: 15th Apr 2006

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: Falcon

Location: Aberfoyle Park
SA, Australia

So we should just stop the trans running through the radiator all together and just have a large aftermarket cooler?

 

_________________

HOLDENS go like rockets. They fall apart in stages!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:19 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 11103

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Ride: AU III XR8 Pursuit 250 ute

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

Definately get a trans cooler - specially in an XR6T, better still get rid of the tranny and geat a gearbox.

Go to fordxr6turbo.com or whatever that site is that dedicated to them, heaps of people on there that have done it, they'll be far more knowledgable on what to use and how to do it.
As I said the best I've seen so far had it mounted horizontally at the bottom of the front bar.

 

_________________

Heaps of performance EF/L parts for sale, including supercharged VCT motor!

2002 Ford AU Series III Falcon XR8 Pursuit 250 ute - 5.6L of V8 Windsor!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:07 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 2983

Joined: 15th Apr 2006

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: Falcon

Location: Aberfoyle Park
SA, Australia

Yeah he tried signing up to them but hasnt recieved his email.

He wont go manual because he likes the autos over the manuals and family members that drive it dont know how to drive a manual. Keeping in mind its a family car.

 

_________________

HOLDENS go like rockets. They fall apart in stages!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:13 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 42

Posts: 2893

Joined: 24th May 2006

Gallery: 21 images

Ride: XH B&S ute, Navara 4x4

Power: 202 rwkw

Location: Bordertown
SA, Australia

Hey stomper I really think the trick is to get that heat out of the radiator not try to drop the trans temp. I reckon under the guard is the best bet with just a standard cooler. Gotta be better than a standard rad cooler. 8-)

 

_________________

You'll ride a black tornado across the western sky

You'll rope an ol' blue norther and milk it 'till it's dry

Bulldog the Diamantina pin its ears down flat

Long before you take this cowboy's hat

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:39 am 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 63

Posts: 49

Joined: 29th Dec 2006

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Just get the cooling for the trans out of the radiator for the safety of the trans as the radiators are a problem in BA's
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 15 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 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 2:36 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

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