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1996 F250 7.3 Transmission cooler

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Hi everyone,

I am planning on upgrading my stock transmission cooler and took a look at my current setup.

Is the OBS 7.3 transmission cooler the rectangular finned cooler located behind the front bumper on the front passenger side? I have seen the Super Duty stock transmission coolers and they are flat, smaller versions of the 26-31 row coolers. I am hoping the rectangular finned cooler is the stock trans cooler, as it is easy to access and swap out.

I was looking into the Tru-cool 4739-1 cooler.
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The Tru-cool is a decent cooler. Another very good option is the Ford OEM 6.0L trans cooler. It is nearly a direct fit on the 94.5-97 trucks like it is on the 99-03's. I've installed a few on the older trucks and I have custom made adapters/kit to go from the stock 5/16 lines to the 1/2" ports on the 6.0 cooler

Yes, some will drain out, but not a whole lot.

As for a write-up, it depends on which cooler you are installing.
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