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Old 02-14-2016, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by FORDF250HDXLT View Post
i wouldn't leave the vehicle sitting unattended while parked idling and i wouldn't let my guard down about watching the temp gauge.
You imply the trans will overheat idling. If you are towing and the temp gauge for the transmission is headed for overheating mark it is advised that pulling over and letting the truck idle till the temp comes down is best.
 
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Old 02-14-2016, 12:27 PM
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You imply the trans will overheat idling. If you are towing and the temp gauge for the transmission is headed for overheating mark it is advised that pulling over and letting the truck idle till the temp comes down is best.
though that will work,it's not "best". the best thing to do,would be to slow down enough so that the truck isn't under such a load.the airflow with the converter locked under light to no load will drop the trans temps much quicker than sitting idling will.

and in his case,he wouldn't have much choice.he greatly reduced his trans temp cooling efficiency at idle.so if he ever saw temps rise,he is now completely dependent on airflow.either via moving down the road (which is much greater than any e-fan) or using e-fans on his coolers.
so the worst thing he could ever do when overheating his trans,would be to pull over and idle.he needs to keep moving.
god forbid he's towing heavy and running warm,then gets stuck in traffic and one step further,looses a fuse to his e-fans or some other failure.his trans would cook and he couldn't do a thing about it.

he could,since he's afraid of coolant entering his trans,rather than simply have his water cooler bypassed,bypass it with a pair of valves instead.leaving the rad bypassed like he always does,but in the event of an emergency,he could always jump out,spin the vale(s) and let the water cooler,drop his temps at idle should the need arise,like the oem setup.
cheap,and a good insurance backup plan.though most readers will fair better simply not bypassing the rad in the first place.
 
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Old 02-14-2016, 07:41 PM
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You guys crack me up. I tell you what I have on my truck, been that way for about 8 yrs, and you still want to say, "It won't work ', or "yea, but if you have to.."

The trans makes virtually NO heat idling in park,so no problem there.
I've been stuck in 4 hr rolling stop and go summer beach traffic and no problem.
The truck gets driven 15-20 miles at a time on the sand, loaded with vacation gear, tires aired down to 10psi, no problem. I do tow with it, and IF the temps rise, like they STARTED to do crossing the mountains of WV, I manually lock the converter and remove the source of heat. With the TC locked the trans temps plummet, no stopping necessary. So again,no problem.

Like I said earlier, the rad cooler is better for most, just not for me. For me, the set up I have works just as good as the rad cooler.

Sure, it's possible to exceed the cooling capacity of my oil to air set up. You think that can't happen with the stock oil to water set up?
 
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the rad cooler is better for most
we can agree with this.
best of luck.
 
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Originally Posted by Mark Kovalsky View Post
I recommend is one from a 2003-2007 6.0L F-Series truck.
Who has experience with adding 6.0 trans cooler and an intercooler? Tips are welcomed.
 
 
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