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Old 06-27-2008, 02:30 PM
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Trans temps hit 218 today

I was driving unloaded today on the highway and around town and my trans temps just kept rising. I just changed my trans fluid last week. Could there be an issue with my stock cooler? Im nervous now cause Ill be moving soon across the county and will be pulling a U haul trailer out there. I dont want it to overheat the trans when its reaching 218 unloaded. And no I wasn't on it at all. Just normal driving. What are my options? Dual coolers? 6.0 cooler? trans go? What do you think will be the best for the money?
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:53 PM
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Did you use the Mercon SP?
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:09 PM
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I used Mercon V. So your are saying I used the wrong stuff? My buddy picked it up for me while I continued changing other fluids. Is this my problem?
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:12 PM
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Dex III mercon or mercon V are the two correct options for 4r100. The mercon SP is for the torqshift equiped trucks
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:13 PM
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100* over outside temp, is what I have been told will be OK. Mine has hit 200-205 on 95 degree days, running 75+ unloaded on the interstate. My trans was rebuilt 15000 miles ago and has two coolers on it. Planning to have it rebuilt again in august, and have a new 6.0 cooler waiting to be installed.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:16 PM
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It is 91 outside today. I have never had temps over 170 until I changed it. from what the ford dealership is saying is I need the SP not the Mercon V
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:19 PM
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Thats funny the 7.3 I have hit 150 on 100 degree day with a 24 foot loaded trailer behind it...But thats with dual coolers banks trans command a deep pan and a shift kit. Oh and I do happen to have a brand new in the box cooler for the E4OD/4R100 I'd be more than happy to sell it to you. let me know 610-299-5510. Tom
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:23 PM
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no worries your still ok.





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Old 06-27-2008, 03:23 PM
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The trans rebuild is going to include a deep pan, woods valve body. The builder puts a 3 yr wanente on his rebuilds, no matter what kind of setup your running... stock, mild, extreme power. 2-3 day turn around, turn key.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:29 PM
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no worries your still ok.





The trans felt like it was slipping between first and second though TANK
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