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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:54 pm 
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was just on the phone to the guy from the auto trans shop.
asked him about an external trans cooler for an ef .he said they restrict flow and arn't worth putting in.think he said to make sure the lines to the radiator are nice and dandy and thats enough (even with engine work) to
keep the trans cool.

what do u reakon?


You need a new transmission specialist, sounds like this guy knows jack s**t.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:49 pm 
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4.9 EF Futura wrote:

Adrian, is this a small radiator-like object (maybe 150mm x 100mm x 30mm) if front of the radiator, driver's side?

Had my front bar off the other day and noticed such and object. Maybe common on V8s?


Yep Martin, thats the one. Although I think mine is a bit bigger than that. I'll have a look after work.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:26 pm 
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you can get them from FORD as part of a heavy duty tow pack, 2300kg.


Funny, I asked Gregory's a few months ago and they said they don't do that.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:35 pm 
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i think i have a factory fitted one on mine
i think it comes with the 5.0lt

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:23 pm 
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Yeahhh What Madmax said.
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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:26 pm 
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I think 1600kg packs were the "tongue" and the 2300kg packs were the "box" fitted by Ford. I think ( Option 42 ? ) was a factory fitted oil cooler. Can someone confirm that?

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:29 pm 
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ok so its woth to have then...
so how much are u lookin at for getting one installed?
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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:23 pm 
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Anything from $200-350 installed.
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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:44 pm 
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madmax wrote:
lockz wrote:
was just on the phone to the guy from the auto trans shop.
asked him about an external trans cooler for an ef .he said they restrict flow and arn't worth putting in.think he said to make sure the lines to the radiator are nice and dandy and thats enough (even with engine work) to
keep the trans cool.

what do u reakon?


You need a new transmission specialist, sounds like this guy knows jack s**t.
I think the specialist knows exactly what hes talking about. Dont fit one, it gets hot, you cook it, he rebuilds it, you pay him. Simple.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:33 pm 
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Makes me want a tranny cooler, my fluid is burnt and its service is comming up soon.

 

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fuzion wrote:
Anything from $200-350 installed.


I was quoted $400 fitted for a new taxi spec cooler. It's about as big as the radator, obviosuly desgined for all day every day usage.

 

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seton005 wrote:
madmax wrote:
lockz wrote:
was just on the phone to the guy from the auto trans shop.
asked him about an external trans cooler for an ef .he said they restrict flow and arn't worth putting in.think he said to make sure the lines to the radiator are nice and dandy and thats enough (even with engine work) to
keep the trans cool.

what do u reakon?


You need a new transmission specialist, sounds like this guy knows jack s**t.
I think the specialist knows exactly what hes talking about. Dont fit one, it gets hot, you cook it, he rebuilds it, you pay him. Simple.


You've got aa point there, maybe I should have said "you need to find a honest transmission specialist" surprisingly they are out there.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:57 am 
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data_mine wrote:
fuzion wrote:
Anything from $200-350 installed.


I was quoted $400 fitted for a new taxi spec cooler. It's about as big as the radator, obviosuly desgined for all day every day usage.


That would be overkill for the average driver, I bought a standard one from Bursons some years back IIRC price was around $150 for kit, self installed very easy. Standard one is about the size of the air filter.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 6:50 pm 
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lockz wrote:
was just on the phone to the guy from the auto trans shop.
asked him about an external trans cooler for an ef .he said they restrict flow and arn't worth putting in.think he said to make sure the lines to the radiator are nice and dandy and thats enough (even with engine work) to
keep the trans cool.

what do u reakon?


your tranny guy is not very smart.

this how you tranny works a pump picks up from the pan and then splits the fluid flow into two one flow goes through the workings of your auto for lube and clutch/band operation. the other goes into your converter (most of the heat is created in the converter)
then moves to your cooler and then back to your pan.

so i can't see what flow he is worried about.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:48 pm 
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Anyone got a pic of where a factory fitted one might be?
I got a 5.0L with heavy tow kit so I might have one. I want to know where it is.

 

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