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Upgrading stock OEM trans cooler

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Problems and Questions Forum' started by rbarn, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Gary E

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    More fluid will need to be added because of the swap and the larger cooler. About 3/4 quart.
     
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    I can confirm you do need to cut the hose and it's simple with snips or whatever. Don't overthink it. It's easy. New cooler clips right in.
     
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    Do you just add fluid to the new cooler? Would there be air in the system then?
     
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    This video might help clear up some confusion.




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    Nice. Excellent demo of what’s going on.
     
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    Did mine and it was less than 10 minutes as someone stated, taking off the hose was the hard part, and refilling the trans cooler first with 3/4 quart before reinstalling the top hose!!! Found the cooler on eBay for $109 including shipping.
     
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    Well I procrastinated on this and then last week I took a trip over Blewitt pass up into the Okanogan for a week of camping and buffalo gun shooting. Running 75-85 mph with a few hundred pounds of gear my trans got up to 215 degrees with the all stock system.

    Now that I’m back I’ll be efforting this cooler/pan swap and make a video of it to put up.

    Bonus...prices on the Saudi cooler seem to be coming down too. Running about $80 on Tasca parts and get oem parts...
     
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    At least you didn't blow it on blewitt pass...ha!
     
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    Btw, Mishimoto just posted about them making a new trans cooler. Looks similar to the Saudi cooler, but about 2 and a half times more expensive.
     
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    Here's a quick video I did on this upgrade....

     
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