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B&M Hi-Tek Trans cooler

Is anybody running a B&M or whatever brand aux trans cooler with a fan? If so wher did you mount it and how did you mount it. How well does it work? Thanks. JIM

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i have the hi-tek cooler with fan on a E99 and it still does not cool that great. The fan is set to turn on at 175 but when it kicks on it reads 190 on my gauge. I don't know if the gauge is reading different temps because its in the side of the trans. I have not been happy with the cooler. I just picked up a 6.0 cooler and am going to change. Plus the cost of the hi-tek cooler and all the wiring was way more. Wished I had just done the 6.0 cooler first.

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Is the 6.0 cooler bigger than the 6.4? I know it is bigger than the older and gas models , not sure,

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H&S Black Maxx Tuner
S&B Intake
2010 Cameo 36FWS 5TH Wheel
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MBRP Cold Side Pipe
Closed system CCV mod
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PMF Floating Traction blocks and bars.
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i have the hi-tek cooler with fan on a E99 and it still does not cool that great. The fan is set to turn on at 175 but when it kicks on it reads 190 on my gauge. I don't know if the gauge is reading different temps because its in the side of the trans. I have not been happy with the cooler. I just picked up a 6.0 cooler and am going to change. Plus the cost of the hi-tek cooler and all the wiring was way more. Wished I had just done the 6.0 cooler first.

Were did you mount it? Is it getting enough air?

2009 F350 Crew Cab
H&S Black Maxx Tuner
S&B Intake
2010 Cameo 36FWS 5TH Wheel
Hellwig Sway Bar
MBRP Cold Side Pipe
Closed system CCV mod
5160 Bilstiens x4
Icon 2.5 Front springs
PMF Floating Traction blocks and bars.
PMF Dual Steering Stabilizer


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Are you experiencing overheating? I have never seen my trans gauge move past the spot it gets after getting up to operating temp. I have 37's and have towed some pretty good weight in some pretty hilly terrain with the Spartan 275 tune and like I said before the gauge stays in the dead middle like it always does. Is this gauge one of those "dummy" gauges? I did switch the ATF to Amsoil so that might help a little.
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check this thread out.

HEAVY DUTY TRANS COOLER INSTALL

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Are you experiencing overheating? I have never seen my trans gauge move past the spot it gets after getting up to operating temp. I have 37's and have towed some pretty good weight in some pretty hilly terrain with the Spartan 275 tune and like I said before the gauge stays in the dead middle like it always does. Is this gauge one of those "dummy" gauges? I did switch the ATF to Amsoil so that might help a little.
I pull a 14k 5th wheel and live in upstate new york, so long steep hills in the Adirondacks and Green moutains of vermont tend to make trans temp skyrocket once the converter unlocks at slower speeds. The factory trans temp gauge doesnt move until about 220F. And the fan doesnt kick in until about that temp also. For a short time I have seen 240 when climbing up in to Lake Placid. I plan on mounting the cooler under the truck , possibly between the rt side rocker and frame or under the bed. Also wiring the fan to the upfitter switches for intermittent on demand operation. Let me know if anyone has any mounting ideas or pics of installs. JIM

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2010 Cameo 36FWS 5TH Wheel
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PMF Floating Traction blocks and bars.
PMF Dual Steering Stabilizer


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I pull a 14k 5th wheel and live in upstate new york, so long steep hills in the Adirondacks and Green moutains of vermont tend to make trans temp skyrocket once the converter unlocks at slower speeds. The factory trans temp gauge doesnt move until about 220F. And the fan doesnt kick in until about that temp also. For a short time I have seen 240 when climbing up in to Lake Placid. I plan on mounting the cooler under the truck , possibly between the rt side rocker and frame or under the bed. Also wiring the fan to the upfitter switches for intermittent on demand operation. Let me know if anyone has any mounting ideas or pics of installs. JIM
check the link i put in this thread before this post.. has a good "how to" install for what your asking.

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If the additional cooler doesn't help you out you might want to look into one of the early lock tunes.
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