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Not sure if it was "needed".... But that's what I told my wife
Good idea!!!! Did you read about it someplace the added benefit of it? I think I heard the 7.3 guys upgrading to 6.0 cooler one time.

I need to get spark plugs and boots and possibly CP done first.
 
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There are a couple of write ups on here which led me to do the swap. Check the tech folder. It's full of great ways to lighten your wallet.
 
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There are a couple of write ups on here which led me to do the swap. Check the tech folder. It's full of great ways to lighten your wallet.
Sure will . Thanks for the information.
 
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2000 with the 6.8. Paid $52 for the cover plus a few bucks shipping from silverstatefordparts.com.
What is the benefit of the new cover?
 
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Dropped the truck off at the shop yesterday and will be picking it up today. After replacing the radiator I was still leaking coolant....because i was an idiot and didnt replace the hoses. Just decided to have the shop do it since I dont have the time now and i needed an oil change anyway.
Damn, new Mishimoto rad and you're still chasing problems.

Sorry brother. Hope it's an easy fix.

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She was a very sweet doggy.

The hardest part yet for me is not seeing her welcome me home or seeing her come around the corner in the shop. It is very hard for me to type anything out yet talking about her.
Like Tor posted, it's that unconditional love they give us. That look in their eyes, the wag of their tail, the way they can smile even though they can't smile.....



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Million thx! Stewart, possible to add to our TECH sticky as a stand alone thread? .
First thing I thought of when I saw his response.

I also have another "How To" in the pipeline being created by another member as he finds time. But y'all know me, multiple how-to's in the tech folder are a good thing!

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Okay great I didn't know the 6.0 cooler was a needed upgrade for the 6.8 good to know will add that to list of items to get for my wife's Excursion.
As long as a rig has the trans fluid plumbed through the rad, the best transmission cooling upgrade a 7.3 or 6.8L owner can do is to swap in the 6.0L PSD transmission cooler.

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Not sure if it was "needed".... But that's what I told my wife


Originally Posted by Stewart_H View Post
As long as a rig has the trans fluid plumbed through the rad, the best transmission cooling upgrade a 7.3 or 6.8L owner can do is to swap in the 6.0L PSD transmission cooler.

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Were 2000+ Excursions and Super Duty's equipped with the radiator cooler?

I was tracing mine yesterday and can't tell, guessing I don't have the right radiator.

Finished my tie rod install yesterday, just know that Motorcraft does not include the nut, castle sleeve or cotter pin. The tie rod that was on, must have been aftermarket. I measured with my digital caliper and used whiteout on the tie rod coming off. Worked very well. Penetrating oil is your friend for the sleeve.

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This is crazy but going to look at another Ex tomorrow hopefully... Husband doesn't want two though so would have to sell ours. Ad says it is chipped and has supercharged engine. What should I ask about those? Also, looks like it has Harley wheels. Cray Cray.
 
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Ad says it is chipped and has supercharged engine.
Don't even bother to go look, it won't pass CA Smog because of the supercharger.

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Originally Posted by Bently_Coop View Post
Were 2000+ Excursions and Super Duty's equipped with the radiator cooler?
For the first MY 2000 7.3L PSD Excursions built, the trans fluid was not routed thru the radiator. Early in the run (have no idea where the production date cutoff is) Ford switched to having the fluid routed thru and cooled by the radiator, then to the trans fluid cooler.

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Don't even bother to go look, it won't pass CA Smog because of the supercharger.

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Ughhh, really? How can they sell it then because supposed to be smogged first.
 
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Ughhh, really? How can they sell it then because supposed to be smogged first.
The last time I checked, I couldn't find a single SC ever made for your Ford 2V V10 that had a CARB number, and without that CARB number, a part isn't California smog compliant.

How do people get around it? They pay for smog checks under the table.

That's something you would have to do every two years.

Unless you know someone who can hook you up, just take a pass. No shop will risk their license and the HUGE fine involved if they get caught.

Back in the day (20/25 years ago) it was nothing to slip the tech $50 bucks and he'd overlook some items (like a supercharger) and pass you anyway. But not anymore.

The last I heard, even some of my friends who use to have a connection 10 years ago (they were paying upwards to $300 for a passing smog check test), no longer have that connection because of how hard the state has been cracking down on smog shops.

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Ughhh, really? How can they sell it then because supposed to be smogged first.
Unless they are out of state but yes no seller from California is going to buy something that can't be smogged. Unless you know someone who lives in a County where smog isn't a issue which is rare but they are out there your good.

Why sell yours I thought it was your baby?

Better off getting diesel instead of supercharger.
 
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My 2000 is plumbed through the radiator and then through the stock trans cooler... I was scratching my head a bit when I crawled underneath it to do the 6.0 conversion.
 
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[/CENTER]Stewart_H;16247376]Don't even bother to go look, it won't pass CA Smog because of the supercharger.

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i am not sure at all about that. if it is a whipple and they are using the whipple parts and electronics they may very well have a carb sticker.

My supercharged 8.1 liter chevy had a carb sticker. the kits were 50 state legal.

one other item to think about is a forced induction motor will not necessarily get better mileage, could get worse, and you have to feed it super unleaded.


 
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Originally Posted by Irish19614x4 View Post
Unless they are out of state but yes no seller from California is going to buy something that can't be smogged. Unless you know someone who lives in a County where smog isn't a issue which is rare but they are out there your good.

Why sell yours I thought it was your baby?

Better off getting diesel instead of supercharger.
Owner said he thinks it was successfully smogged last August and he bought in September.

Mine is my baby however this one is "purple" has 40 K less miles on it and looks to have Harley wheels?

Same year 2001, 4X4. Thought would be worth a looksy. Right down street from me.
 
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