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post #1 of 12 Old 09-17-2012, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket tranny cooler

Other than running a 6.0 tranny cooler what all are you guy running to keep the tranny temps down? 3-400 price range on a 6.0 cooler seems a little high...I've seen a few different aftermarket ones for around 150-200.

Just thought I'd fish around and see who's got what.

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TC, VB and a tranny cooler is PLENTY. Most people wont exceed 180* on a bad day towing with that combination.
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Pardon my ignorance, but does TC and VB mean torque convertor and valve body?


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yes it does
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The shop said he's going to install a stage 2 TC and he does his own work on the VB and sees no reason for an aftermarket one. I specifically asked about that and an external filter to which he was adamant about not using the external. Said that ford did not want them installed on the 4r100 due to flow issues. However he says that his shift kit he installs is not "performance" rather increases flow and will extend the life of the transmission and make the shifts smoother.

Now I trust the guy for a few reasons. He's a ford certified tech...been working on them for almost 30 years...owned that shop for 8 yrs IIRC. OH most importantly...was going to have PSE over here do some tranny work and this is his tranny guy he reffered me too. He's been more than willing to spend his time talking too me and educating me. So all around I have a good feeling. I'm just trying too make his work last as long as possible...can't afford this again!

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The valve body isn't rocket science... for the most part. There are some pieces that are better than others.. but it's not terribly hard to drill one out.

The TC on the other hand, is a bit more picky. Buy a crappy TC, and you'll be replacing it again after not a lot of life.
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85 let me pick your brain on one more thing...

While the tranny is out I was debating having the rear main seal replaced. I figure with the age of the truck and mileage that it couldn't hurt. Dorian at PSE will be driving out to the tranny shop to do the work. The fact that he's willing to leave his shop and do the work elseware I thought was awesome and something that most people won't do.

My concern is this...if it ain't broke...don't fix it. Will replacing that seal cause a leak that wasn't there before? I just figure that there aren't too many chances to get this done and by professionals so why not?

Educate me please.

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Tough call. Often times messing with things can cause other problems to stem. It's not like the rear main is a common problem area WHAT so ever though.
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Yeah everything I have read says that the rear main almost never leaks on these 7.3s but the urge to get it replaced/updated while everything is out is nagging at me. And then I can hear my dad "if it ain't broke..."

Trying to turn this into as reliable a ride as I can. Tranny dropping is no easy task

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I agree with what your saying.. but what happens if you mess with a good thing.. mount tranny up.. and 1k miles from now it turns out the new seal is bad, mounted poorly, etc.
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