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Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:47 pm 
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Timmeh wrote:
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.


It's hard to get a pic because it is behind the bumper. It is on the drivers side in front of the radiator. It's very large.

Your tranny oil lines come out of the radiator and into the cooler. They are about 8mm dia, on the drivers side radiator tank. Follow them and you will find one, if you have one.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:51 pm 
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raiki wrote:
Timmeh wrote:
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.


It's hard to get a pic because it is behind the bumper. It is on the drivers side in front of the radiator. It's very large.

Your tranny oil lines come out of the radiator and into the cooler. They are about 8mm dia, on the drivers side radiator tank. Follow them and you will find one, if you have one.


Cheers raiki I'll have a butchers.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:09 pm 
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I found the cooler.

Yippy I have a trans cooler.

Awesome.
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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:58 pm 
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So whats involved in installing one?? i have an EB II auto, and i tend to give it some berries, i drove to buxton the other day, checked my tranny fluid and it was sitting 3 inches above the hot line. Plus my trans seems to die in the a** in gear changes after a few hours of driving.

The fluid is always clear.

I had it serviced 10,000 ago :oops:

Maybe it needs a check up

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:05 am 
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Mine has the Factory external trans cooler too, no towbar. Pretty positive all the V8s copped them strandard.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:30 am 
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fairmont1998 wrote:
Mine has the Factory external trans cooler too, no towbar. Pretty positive all the V8s copped them strandard.

That'd be Option 42 which I do have. I even have a cute little power steering cooler fitted! I wonder if that was standard on all V8's?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:39 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?


I reckon he is full of s**t. I have pulled apart a BW35, and shift kitted a T700. The trans cooler line that goes back into the box just flows fluid over the clutch packs and gears like a fountain. Pressure is irrelavant and there would be more restriction from the valvebody. I would assume the BTR 4 speed would be the same.
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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:01 pm 
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I got one fitted for 250 including a service of the tranny. Price was for the largest one i could get. The only reason l got it was because i blew the overflow towing to ballarat and nearly cost myself a new tranny. Small investment realy considering it has never failed me again over longer harder trips

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:39 pm 
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yeh i got one done with a service and 4 flushes for 420. Because of excessive metal) The cooler itself cost 165 and he said that was the biggest you can get.

It extends life of your box and u can do more burnouts for longer. :D
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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:43 pm 
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slycruza wrote:
ok so its woth to have then...
so how much are u lookin at for getting one installed?


Myaree Automatics - i think that is what they are called... hang on nope was wrong... Alfred Cove Automatics 9330 1306 they did a full service and flush on my ef's auto box and fitted a transmission cooler for $363

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:56 pm 
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Will definately extend the tranny's life.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 2:08 am 
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I have the 1600kg tow pack on my 5spd XR6, will have to have a gander and see if mine has the cooler. Is yours a 5spd Timmay?

 

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