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Old 03-21-2012, 07:42 AM
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Torque Con took a dump

Towed heavy load last week 500 miles with strong head wind. Stopped half way and noticed trans fluid leak from fly wheel inspection plate. Also air conditioner stiopped working. On way back home had a tail wind and trans did not seem to get quite as hot. Took it into dealer and they are replacing torque converter. I just went on ebay and bought a 6.0 trans cooler, then went over to RiffRaff and bought a set of gauges and pillar mount along with a 4" exhaust. Hope this cooler will make a difference.
Any had good luck with the 6.0 cooler.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:56 PM
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Haven't gotten it myself, although driving around town empty in the Florida heat the past few days my temps have been around 180. I plan on getting a different cooler eventually and that's what I'm leaning towards.

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Old 03-22-2012, 06:11 PM
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Oh man you should have got an after market Torqe Coverter!! I put a stock one in after I blew mine up, and for the cost you could have gotten a way better converter for the same price or cheaper. Plus the stock converter wont last as long, plus while its in the shop getting a valve body put in would be a good idea for heavy loads (that way you dont have to change your trans fluid again)
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:39 PM
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6.0 cooler is on my list as well. I just through the glow shift guages in my truck to monitor the vitals. Let us know how all of the install's go. The dang guages took me all day and a few beers!
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:21 AM
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Well I put in the 4" exhaust which was pretty dang easy, then I installed the gauges and pillar mount and that took me 4 hours. My 6.0 cooler will be here to morrow so I may do that this weekend.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:08 AM
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Any progress on the 6.0 Cooler swap? I think that is next on the list for me.... I just completely rebuilt my front end this past weekend. Quite a process.

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Old 04-17-2012, 02:44 PM
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Well I decided to have the cooler flushed and pressure checked before I bust my *** putting it in. I may have the cooler back this week and may put it in early next week


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Old 04-17-2012, 03:02 PM
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I'm glad you decided to check it and flush it. You don't want any old stuff introduced into the trans.
Personally, I'd suggest going with a Dieselsite external trans filter. Or making your own just like it. It's what I did, and I like it.

I also have 322k miles on a stock trans right now. So going with a stock TC is not a bad idea.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:35 AM
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Were you absolutely positive that your TC went bad? It may have been a waste of money. Since you didn't have gauges at that point you weren't able to check your temps. Maybe your trans was just gettin so hot that it boiled your ATF and blew it out the overflow?

Mine did that same thing about a month ago in stop and go traffic (no cooling when not moving) at the border pulling a 16k# load. 225*-235* temps and it was pissing ATF everywhere. I was log jammed and couldn't do anything other than sweat it out. I through it into neutral to relieve pressure and coasted the rest of the way into the border check station. Finally got through all of the stop and go traffic, got it back up to a high enough speed to where it could cool the trans and it went back to normal operating temps (165*-175*). The next couple of days I noticed a drip from the same spot you were talking about. Hosed it down from the engine back to get all of the residual ATF outta there and never saw the drip again.

Ford were probably the ones that diagnosed your truck correct? They are always quick to assume that something catastrophic is wrong with your truck and 9 times out of 10 they are wrong.

The 6.0 cooler is definitely a good idea though. I was thinking about adding an auxiliary trans cooler with an electric fan for all of the stop and go crap.

What temps are you reading now with those new gauges? Let us know what the difference in temps are before and after that 6.0 cooler.

Thanks for the post!
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:28 AM
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You are right about it being the Ford dealer. My tempst without towing, just hiway cruising get up to 260 degrees. I have not yet put the cooler on simply because of lack of spare time. Once I get it on I will report back with new temps.
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