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 Post subject: EF/EL trans cooler install help please!!!
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:17 am 
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Hi All,

I want to do a trans cooler install and wanted to see pictures of your install and how you did it...

Do i have to take off the front bar?

What size cooler?

What fittings and length of hose do i need?


Thanks to all in advance

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF/EL trans cooler install help please!!!
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:16 pm 
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Some pics - yes front bar has to come off

I Fitted a "little" PWR transmisson cooler - this one fits well for EF EL :) see pics :)

The actual name of it is Driveline Coolmaster CKT-038XL auto trans cooler - XL stands for EXTRA LARGE - it has the PWR stamp on it

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Standard Cooler which has done the job for the 2800 stall :)
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PWR Cooler
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New PWR Cooler - fits nice :)
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Some Custom Brackets - they come with a kit to basically cable tie the cooler to the radiator but didn't want to do that - a bit dodgy - this way it has space inbetween the cooler and radiator
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Standard EF Cooler next to the NEW PWR Cooler LOL
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How the beast looks now :)
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 Post subject: Re: EF/EL trans cooler install help please!!!
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:17 pm 
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Mate your a legend!!!

Exactly what im looking for cheers

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:35 pm 
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They really downsized the transcooler for the EF/EL, didn't they.

EB one is about twice the size:

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Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:33 pm 
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DRHEMI

Is that trans cooler 12x12 inches???

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:18 pm 
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Sorry Micky had to find the box for the exact measurements

Took pics for you

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Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:54 pm 
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Cool I got my mate to order me a PWR X large size just like yours...

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:49 pm 
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DRHEMI wrote:
Some pics - yes front bar has to come off

I Fitted a "little" PWR transmisson cooler - this one fits well for EF EL :) see pics :)

The actual name of it is Driveline Coolmaster CKT-038XL auto trans cooler - XL stands for EXTRA LARGE - it has the PWR stamp on it

Image

Image

Standard Cooler which has done the job for the 2800 stall :)
Image

PWR Cooler
Image

New PWR Cooler - fits nice :)
Image

Some Custom Brackets - they come with a kit to basically cable tie the cooler to the radiator but didn't want to do that - a bit dodgy - this way it has space inbetween the cooler and radiator
Image

Image

Standard EF Cooler next to the NEW PWR Cooler LOL
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How the beast looks now :)
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that cooler is massive!!!!! what did some thing like that set you back mate??

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Thought I'd mine this thread up from deep within fordmods storage rather than start a new thread.

Returning my car back to stock for better reliability and ease of driving through traffic, so an auto transmission will be going back in. However my original transmission cooling lines were thrown out and the current auto I have has cut lines that have been crimped shut.

So my questions:

1) Is the cooling line under high pressure?
2) If not, is it okay to just run some flexible hoses from the cut hard lines to the front and connect it to a universal cooler mounted as per DRHEMI?
3) How big does the cooler need to be for a stand alone system, ie. not plumbed through the radiator?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:26 am 
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phongus wrote:

So my questions:

1) Is the cooling line under high pressure?
2) If not, is it okay to just run some flexible hoses from the cut hard lines to the front and connect it to a universal cooler mounted as per DRHEMI?
3) How big does the cooler need to be for a stand alone system, ie. not plumbed through the radiator?


Cooling system pressure is around 25 to 30 psi.
The trouble with running ATF Cooler hose the whole way is making sure it is secure ( can't fall down, rub on anything, or get burnt by the exhaust, and eventually it will sweat at the clamped ends).
The next size down cooler from that extra large one would be sufficent......the ATF will take longer to warm up than one that runs through the radiator as well.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF/EL trans cooler install help please!!!
Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:24 am 
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cjh wrote:
phongus wrote:

So my questions:

1) Is the cooling line under high pressure?
2) If not, is it okay to just run some flexible hoses from the cut hard lines to the front and connect it to a universal cooler mounted as per DRHEMI?
3) How big does the cooler need to be for a stand alone system, ie. not plumbed through the radiator?


Cooling system pressure is around 25 to 30 psi.
The trouble with running ATF Cooler hose the whole way is making sure it is secure ( can't fall down, rub on anything, or get burnt by the exhaust, and eventually it will sweat at the clamped ends).
The next size down cooler from that extra large one would be sufficent......the ATF will take longer to warm up than one that runs through the radiator as well.


Thanks for the help cjh. Good to know half the size of the XL one is good enough for a stand alone, didn't really want one that big! Might make a custom hard line from the back to the front as well, but I think that might be an expensive exercise over hoses.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:35 pm 
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when are you planning on changing it back to auto? im doing a manual conversion hopefully within the next month. you can have my lines when im done if I dont damage them.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:53 pm 
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when are you planning on changing it back to auto? im doing a manual conversion hopefully within the next month. you can have my lines when im done if I dont damage them.


I'm in no real hurry to be honest. So if you pull them out without damage, that would be great, however I might still take it if the line is longer than what I currently have, which is only about 20cm. The closer to the radiator I can get, the better. From the radiator I will most likely cut it off and route it to the front for a PWR cooler. So don't need the whole length.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:02 pm 
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no worries. ill let you know when i do it. hopefully soon, just waiting on hoist access

 

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