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Question transmission cooler

i was told by a buddy of mine that i will probably need a new transmission cooler when i go back out to Missouri towing my other truck.

im getting gauges to monitor the temp seeing how the truck has 300000 miles on it.

do you guys think a new tranny cooler would be of use or should i not bother spending the 200 or so dollars for it?

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anyone have any advice?

96 F-350 XL
CrewCab Long Bed
7.3L Powerstroke
Built Auto Tranny
MBRP Turbo back exhaust system 4"
Straight pipe!
Isspro Gauges.
Boost, Pyro, Tranny temp.
Tint
20% up front 5% in the back


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no one has any input?

96 F-350 XL
CrewCab Long Bed
7.3L Powerstroke
Built Auto Tranny
MBRP Turbo back exhaust system 4"
Straight pipe!
Isspro Gauges.
Boost, Pyro, Tranny temp.
Tint
20% up front 5% in the back


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Another trans cooler is only going to keep the trans fluid colder. It won't hurt nothing but your wallet a bit. I have three on my truck, my trans never gets hot.

I do suggest you get the external filter removed if you have one. They like to clog up, create resistance in the fluid flow.


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The tru-cool coolers are very nice. Cost $120. In addition to the stock cooler,these should keep the temps in check. http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?...ROD&ProdID=205

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thanks guys!
just what i needed!

96 F-350 XL
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7.3L Powerstroke
Built Auto Tranny
MBRP Turbo back exhaust system 4"
Straight pipe!
Isspro Gauges.
Boost, Pyro, Tranny temp.
Tint
20% up front 5% in the back


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I have heard that you can use a 6.0 cooler on the 7.3 trucks as a up grade.

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really? does anyone know of this for sure?

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7.3L Powerstroke
Built Auto Tranny
MBRP Turbo back exhaust system 4"
Straight pipe!
Isspro Gauges.
Boost, Pyro, Tranny temp.
Tint
20% up front 5% in the back


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really? does anyone know of this for sure?
yup its tru... here is a pic of the one i picked up for my truck... but its way more than 200 for one unless you can find one on ebay.... first pick is of my secondary cooler and the second is of the 6.0 cooler... look at how big this beast is...



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I have heard that you can use a 6.0 cooler on the 7.3 trucks as a up grade.
Yes you can check on Ebay it is a great trans cooler and bigger than the majority of aftermarket ones

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