Join Date: Feb 2012
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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!
afe CAI, MBRP T/B straight pipe, Re-mapped IDM, Wicked Wheel compressor wheel, Mag-Hytec diff cover, Auto Meter Gauges: Trans-Pyro-Turbo, 37"x13.5"x17" Toyo M/T's on Mickey Thompson - Classics, rebuilt suspension and steering (too much to list).