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Old 11-02-2012, 03:26 PM
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Help - 6.0 trans cooler upgrade on 7.3 with external filter

Hello everyone
I have a 2001 f350 7.3 w/ 131k miles

I'm going to do the 6.0 trans cooler upgrade and have done my research and that by itself looks straight forward. I want to add an external trans filter on this new set up. In some of the recent threads I saw individuals referencing a stock trans filter. I'm new to the diesel world and just bought my powerstroke 3 months ago. Does it have a stock trans filter or not ( a thread was referencing not to double filter the transmission so it messes with the pressure)

I'm buying my 6.0 trans cooler used so ill have that

I'm looking to purchase this for my adapter kit
Pure Diesel Power

Then I ran across this for an external transmission filter kit
External Remote Transmission Filter Kit

I was told to have the filter after the cooler
...... Correct?

Using what I've referenced above this is how I think it would work - tell me if the follow is corrector not...

Going from the transmission the line is 3/8 then I use one of the 3/8 to 1/2 adapters and run 1/2" line into the 6.0 cooler then leaving the trans cooler I would be using 1/2" line then the 1/2" to 3/8" adapter then run 3/8" line into the filter block then run 3/8 line out of the filter block back into the transmission


^^^^^ sound correct??

Thanks for the advice I've spent time understanding the 6.0 cooler swap (straight forward enough) but finding a write up or explanation on adding an external filter after the 6.0 swap has been another story
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:09 PM
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i'd downsize the fittings at the cooler. The external filter is nothing more than a 35 dollar bill, if you want to go fishing....hit up FLEETFILTER.COM, and buy urself the base and respectable filter for it, then get ur fittings from home depot.
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If you have an '01 you should have a cooler in the radiator that is plumbed in before it goes to the air to oil cooler in front. Be sure not to omit that. I am in the process of doing the same thing and I plan to just use a magnafine filter after the 6.0 cooler. I also have a used one which has supposedly been flushed and pressure tested, it looks as though it has been, but I figure if there is some stuff left in the cooler the in-line filter would get it before going back to the trans. I am also putting a by-pass valve setup between the radiator and the 6.0 cooler. It can get pretty cold here on occasion and I have been told the the cooling coil inthe radiator should be more that enough in the cold months.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:50 PM
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Where i live it gets cold too. I plan on replacing the stock cooler with my 6.0 cooler. I'm bouncing back and forth if i should add the filtration set up to the transmission. I've heard it each way.
Does anyone have an external trans filter and can state that they have removed enough junk in the fluid to make it worth it.
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Great upgrade, I learned the hard way about tranny cooling cost me a new tranny. But after reading how small tha stock cooler was I see why I toasted a tranny a 194,000 miles, if your buying a used cooler flush,flush,flush the pee out of it, you don't want anything getting into your tranny. The hardest part of the whole swap was taking the front of the truck apart too swap out the cooler's, getting the bumper off was no big deal it's got 4 bolt's and it's off, it's the piece that holds the grill, headlight's on the truck that was alittle tricky, but ounce you have that off it's a piece of cake. I went to my local hydraulic shop and got a 3/8"-1/2" adapter and some 1/2" tranny line from Napa, and ordered a Magnafine filter from them off e-bay for like $16. The total time spent on the swap out was maybe 2 hours and I was in no rush too do the job, I gave myself all day incase something went wrong.

I will try to take some pics later and post them up of how my swap out looks
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I am planning on buying a used one to save money - I didn't even think of the need to flush it out a lot - ill make sure I spend extra time and do that

Besides the actual swap of coolers did you add a screw on filter (transmission filter mod)?
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I am planning on buying a used one to save money - I didn't even think of the need to flush it out a lot - ill make sure I spend extra time and do that

Besides the actual swap of coolers did you add a screw on filter (transmission filter mod)?
Sorry no pics yet the camera battery was dead, and I had too work today. I did not do a spin on filter I installed a Magnafine in-line filter, and change it every 10,000 miles.

Also check with Tousley Ford they have really nice price's on brand new Ford parts.
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Long awaited pics, Sorry for the wait
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Thanks for the pic
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I think I might go with the screw on design still and thanks for the insight from timmyboy n hydroman
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