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Old 03-23-2010, 03:48 PM
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installing tru cool.

well i just spent some of my tax refund.. got my trailer brake controller(easy install just plug it in durrr) and my tru cool tranny cooler on the way.. what exactllyy do I need to remove to install this cooler?? i'll have help but figured i'd ask guys who have installed one. And yeah i have a huge cattle guard/ bull guard whatever you want to call it on the front of my truck.
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:59 PM
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I had to remove the brush guard and the grill to get to it. Removal of the plastic cover at the bottom of the radiator would make the job a lot easier.

Make sure you use good teflon tape on all threads.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:06 PM
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Which one did you get.
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:11 PM
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http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?...ROD&ProdID=205

that one andyeahh i know a 6.0 cooler is best but they arent as easy to find muchless cheap... and im not loaded..so this will definitely help.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:15 PM
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Just installed that same one last night. All I did was take off the front grill 4 screws and 4 clips... There is 2 long plastic supports... I drilled to small holes in the middle all the way on the top of the supports to hold the top of the transmission cooler on. I then put the 2 metal hole tab things (one on each bottom bracket on the trans cooler). I then lined them up to the support thing and drilled two more holes... Mounted the whole thing up and just unhooked the stock lines going into the stock trans cooler. One of the lines had a rubber hose so I just tapped into that one and then used the fittings provided for the other.

It came with instructions but I lost them. I really liked the way I mounted mine and the way that it is off and away from anything warm really makes me feel good about getting some low temperatures in my transmission.

Took about 30-45 minutes.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:28 PM
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nice thanx for the info. looks like i'll have to take my massively heavy guard off then the grill... lol 2 hour job now.
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Gotta have a Magnefine filter in front of that, IMHO. Leaving the stocker in as well?
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Gotta have a Magnefine filter in front of that, IMHO. Leaving the stocker in as well?
yes you run it inline with the stock one, so its a 28k plus a 40k pretty nice combo.
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:57 AM
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I wouldn't run it in series with the stock cooler, I would replace the stock one with the TCM, which is nothing more than the V10 cooler. The V10 cooler was the mod to do before the 6.0's arrived, and they usually will solve the heating issue. Throw that filter in the trash as well. I know that Ford uses them on their rebuilds but I have read of way to many causing restriction. I have a few of them laying around here cuz I won't install them. If you still go in series you better do a flow check when your done, min is 1 quart every 30 sec with 1 quart every 15 sec being prefered. For the install, super easy, remove upper rubber cover and the lower, just held in place with plastic push pins, then pop the grill loose, going in from the front you can remove all four screws that hold it in. I will take the left AC condensor mounting bracket loose, this will allow you to flex the condensor to get the old out and new in. Put a towel over the top of it or your arms will look like you were in a cat fight. Mount new cooler, you can mount it anyway you want, the easiest way is getting some of the extra long zip ties. Or you can pick up a V10 cooler which is the same as the TCM but will have the mounting fins already in place. Either way mount and run your plumbing.
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