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post #1 of 36 Old 09-19-2008, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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moving my trans cooler?

Well i have been thinking of trying to keep my trans temps even lower.... currently they dont get hotter than 180 on a very hot day....

i run the 6.0L trans cooler and a secondary cooler with a fan in front of the Rad.

i have been thinking of taking off the secondary unit and trying to see how i can move the 6.0L from the stock location to in front of the rad.... and i would add 2 fans to it to push the air through it even faster... i dont want to starve the rad. of cool air...

what do you guys think? possible?

hoping to get some tech responses

truck is a 03 7.3L

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post #2 of 36 Old 09-19-2008, 10:28 AM
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I WOULD THINK THAT WOULD WORK

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yah i think its possible... but just wondering if their is a certain reason why it wouldnt work....


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I don't see any reason why you can't do this it should work great

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I have seen set ups where the a/c cond. and inner cooler are switched, but my question is how is yours set up, because i just changed my trans cooler and it was infront of everyhing, expect half was covered by a/c


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Raul, I was digging through old posts and saw your post about the Derale cooler mounted right behind the grill. I was actually thinking about doing this too since I'm in som much stop and go traffic all the time. So even with the 6.0 cooler and the fan driven Derale, you still hit the 180's?

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Raul, I was digging through old posts and saw your post about the Derale cooler mounted right behind the grill. I was actually thinking about doing this too since I'm in som much stop and go traffic all the time. So even with the 6.0 cooler and the fan driven Derale, you still hit the 180's?

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well i dont turn on the fan ... but i also think that since its mounted in front its not letting as much air pass through the Rad and the 6.0l cooler... thats why i want to take it off or relocate it somewhere else and see if that makes a diff...

i see 180 when its over 100 degrees outside and im in stop and go traffic...


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OK, that makes sense, thanks!

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I would get rid of the secondary cooler. I bet that adds too much restriction to the cooling. With my 6.0 cooler the hottest it got in 111 degree weather was 160. That was going about 75-80 mph unloaded. That additional cooler may make your tranny hotter??? I know BTS doesn't recommend adding any more coolers inline with the 6.0.

I wouldn't think moving the cooler will gain much. I don't think the underhood temps are that much hotter when cruising down the highway at 65-70 mph...

The fans would be great for stop and go traffic in town with low speeds but on the highway it may restrict the airflow through the cooler...?? I don't know some of those fans have some large shrouds that cover alot of area that may restrict some airflow...


Most the time it is hard to get my tranny hotter than 140 degrees. Even when I go drag racing it doesn't get that hot.

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