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1999 Auto Trans Uprades???

I just purchased a 1999 Powerstroke 4X4 with auto trans. It has 21,000 original miles. What are some good upgrades that I can do to prolong the life of the trans???

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Watch temp gauge and get a large tranny cooler or two, heat kills.


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Man you found a needle in the haystack there. Congrats!!!! The first thing you need is a full set of gauges, boost, egt and trans. Go to www.kensperformancesolutions.com and tell him Kevin sent you. You won't find a better deal or a better fella to deal with!!
Next I would replace the valvebody to shorten the long drawn out shifts. The VB will shorten the shifts, which means the clutch packs are in less contact which reduces wear and heat and heat is the biggest killer to a auto trans. Your 99 is like my 2000 and you only have the small OTA cooler, in late 2000 they added the OTW cooler in the rad. I wouldn't go out and buy a new cooler now, get the gauge installed and if you have sustained temps over 200 degrees you then should install the trans cooler from a 6.0. I never had temps over 190, but I got a great deal on some 6.0 coolers NIB for $60 each so I bought 12 of them, this was before it was the mod to do!! So I went ahead and installed one in my truck and now I have only seen 170 towing heavy up some tight switchbacks in 95 degree ambient. But it all depends on how you use your truck, if you tow, how much and where you tow, so start with the gauges and go from there. PM me with any ? you got yourself a nice truck there!!! With a ,lot of miles left in her!!

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NCHornet you got any of those coolers left?

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Man I wish I did!!! I sold them to other forum members for $100 back then, now they are going for double that!! Still even at that price it is well worth the money compared to a new trans. Sorry Man.

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Newbie here, but tranny shop owner and technician.... The best thing to do is ck to see if the cooler lines for trans run to the radiator tank or not. Ford had a brilliant idea to only install an external cooler on 1999 and early 2000 Super Dutys. The Ford bulliten # is
00-24-4. It involves replacing the radiator, cooler lines and using the existing cooler. Hope this helps.
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Yeah and Ford wants over $500 for just the parts. This was Ford's fix in 99-2000 when a bunch of slushboxes were overheating, now that the 6.0 is out, the use of the 6.0 trans cooler will provide far better ATF cooling than the cooler in the rad using the small OTA cooler. All I am running is the OTA cooler and I have towed way over GCVWR in the middle of summer up some long steep switchbacks and she never got above 170.
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