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Old 09-02-2011, 12:33 PM
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putting 6.0 trans cooler in place of 7.3 trans cooler?

Is anything needed to swap the 7.3 trans cooler in my 01 excursion with a 6.0 trans cooler? thank you.
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The only things you need are two adapters to go from 1/2" to 3/8" lines. Any hardware store would have what you need. The cooler bolts in place of the 7.3L cooler.
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Thank you Mark. Do you feel its a worthy upgrade? I was going to use it on my 96 F250 7.3 but we pull the TT trailer with the excursion so thought it would be a better place in that one.
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I've heard it will knock your temps down about 20-50 degrees in normal conditions.
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The biggest change for me has not been lower temperatures running empty, but the fact the temperature holds steady on long grades when towing and doesn't climb.

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I don't have transmission temp gauge but cooler temps will help it live longer. How much time did it take to swap them out, from pulling first screw for grill to putting the last one back in. Any need to bleed it?
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If you run a search, you will find the whole thing in pictures. It doesn't take much, adapters and a few feet of line. I didn't use the standard hardware store stuff. I ordered a 3/8' to 1/2 adapter online as I think it makes a neater looking job, but that's just me. I think it took me about two hours, but I wasn't pushing it. It was just a Sunday afternoon project. If I had it to do over again, I think I could do it in less than an hour.

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I did a search first but didn't get but one. I'll try some different phrases
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Any need to bleed it?
There is no need to bleed it. It will force out all the air when the engine is running.
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I had my tranny puke on a 10% grade /w a 3000lb boat (1999 V10 4r100).
I followed Mark's advice and installed the huge 6.0 cooler ($50 from a wrecking yard) and installed a $50 gauge.

I pulled the same boat up same grade last weekend and no problems whatsoever.
Anyone who knows CA 36 to Ruth Lake knows what a hairy run that is.
Thanks again Mark et al for the awesome advice that helped my family have an end of summer ski trip!
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Hopefully I can do it This week.
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The only things you need are two adapters to go from 1/2" to 3/8" lines. Any hardware store would have what you need. The cooler bolts in place of the 7.3L cooler.
What he said. I did it to my 02 and it's real easy. Take the bumper off. It even bolts right back in the same bolt holes. Towing my 34 foot travel trailer on a 35C day and couldn't get to go over 160 degrees. Best investment I ever made.
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What he said. I did it to my 02 and it's real easy. Take the bumper off. It even bolts right back in the same bolt holes. Towing my 34 foot travel trailer on a 35C day and couldn't get to go over 160 degrees. Best investment I ever made.
Thats 95*F for those of us on "that other" system
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Here's a great write-up that might help. Courtesy of Ken(WoodNThings)

Ken's 6.0 Transmission Cooler Swap
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Thank you Alan that is great link.
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