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I hear you on the trans cooler, I'll get back to that below...
Here's where I'm at:
- new to me this Fall, '01 E350, 7.3, just over 100k miles
- been working thru the fluid changes, want to do the ATF sooner
rather than later (looks/smells not bad, but want fresh stuff
in soon), so will be pulling the pan anyway....
Longer to Heat I get, and I have considered that, since I live
in the Great White North (Ontario, Canada). The vehicle is not
a daily driver, so I can live with warm up time.
Not sure I get your point about longer to Cool.... given a
particular (ie. fixed) BTU load are you not better off with
a Larger volume of coolant (in this case ATF), than a smaller
I'm pretty easy on my vehicles, I'm doing this to enhance
reliability, not to build a smoker/monster puller - so I
don't plan on dealing with REALLY crazy trans temps.
Your point is well taken though... I've heard the 6.0 coolers
are a worthwhile upgrade.... gotta see what it takes to bolt
one on an Econoline, after I get the ATF changed (budget,
Does that 6.0 cooler have a thermostat/bypass built in ? (Re. warmup time).
Ballpark price ?
I've heard that the 6.0 water pumps have to move something
like 75 gallons/minute to keep the EGR in the proper temperature
range - the thermal loads on these 6.0's seem pretty hellacious,
that trani cooler seems like it has a lot more to deal with on
those motors than just trani temp - upside for us is we have
a great cooler upgrade available for older motors !
Best Wishes for '11. Dave.