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post #1 of 30 Old 03-04-2012, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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03 HOTTTT Trans

Well guys, I have a 2003 7.3 with 4" MBRP turbo back exhaust, Edge Evolution CTS with Juice and a cold air intake.
History- Trans got hot and pushed fluid out of front seal pulling 8000lbs home in 85 deg temps.
Added 6.0 trans cooler and the Edge evolution with juice.
3 months later the trans went out of it. Wouldn't shift or do anything.
Pulled trans and had it rebuilt with new torque convertor.
Added the MBRP exhaust and cold air intake and upgraded to the Edge CTS with Juice.
2 months later the trans went out again.
Said screw it and bought a remanufactured trans from Ford with a 3 year warranty.
Bought a new camper last weekend and pulled it home in 40 deg weather and according to the edge, my trans temps reached around 275 degrees.
The camper weighs 11,400 empty but I figured with the cold air temps and the 6.0 cooler I wouldn't ever see those high of trans temps.
Somebody please shed some light on this. Running out patience with this damn trans thing and would like to resolve the issue.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I see one common denominator.....

Juice box is known to make your tranny a slush box. .
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Were you driving with the TC unlocked? If so, that coupled with an Edge is what did it. Improper trans tuning while adding power is bad. Then driving with an unlocked TC, if it just so happened to be like that, is the best way to produce LOTS of heat.



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Second though, would the bypass tube on the side cause sever overheating? Disregard the Edge on it, just say on a stock motor. Would that do it?



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I was towing in tow mode on the CTS. By TC do you mean transfer case?
Sorry, I am new to this! Has anybody ever removed the by pass tube on the side of the trans, and what type of programmer doesn't make your trans a slush box????
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I was towing in tow mode on the CTS. By TC do you mean transfer case?
Sorry, I am new to this! Has anybody ever removed the by pass tube on the side of the trans, and what type of programmer doesn't make your trans a slush box????

TC = Torque Converter.

Custom tunes are the way to go. Regardless, Edge Juice has the worst rep when it comes to transmissions. It just eats them.

PHP, Tony Wildman, Swamps, Beans, Cale, Gearhead, Tyrant, all are custom tuners with TS Chips.
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I was towing in tow mode on the CTS. By TC do you mean transfer case?
Sorry, I am new to this! Has anybody ever removed the by pass tube on the side of the trans, and what type of programmer doesn't make your trans a slush box????
That's what I was asking about. It's a pressure bypass I think. I can never remember what happens when it fails.
Is there a possibility that the cooler lines are clogged?



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The trans cooler was just put in recently. I doubt the cooler lines are clogged. How do I custom tune my trans or what type of programmer is recommended?
I store the truck in the winter and only use it as a weekend driver, or when I am towing my fifth wheel. I am ready to throw the trans out and buy an aftermarket perf trans but with my luck it is something outside the trans that is causing the issue.
Thanks for the replys
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You doubt the lines are clogged, but you don't know. I'd check.
Custom tunes by Tony Wildman, Swamps, Gearhead, PHP, and Brian's Truck Shop are way better than the Edge. BTS also builds a bulletproof trans for about 4 to 5k.
I'd pull the edge off, drive it, see what the temps do, then go from there.

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