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Old 01-21-2012, 09:35 AM   #1
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Has anybody put an aux. tranny cooler on the older Ford E350s ?

I'm getting everything together so that in about another month I can pull down the front end to replace the radiator. While I'm in there, I'm going to replace the water pump, thermostat, and hoses. And I'd like to add an aux tranny cooler while things are pulled down. The problem is, I don't see anywhere to put one, unless there is some room between the radiator and condenser that I can't see yet. I'm hoping somebody has already added one and can tell me the best spot and size.

Also, anybody know where I can get some replacement springs/ fitting/ whatever to replace the old AC rings? The connections are leaking HORRIBLY, and I might as well fix those too while I'm there.
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Ford usally has a tranny cooler already on them. Its not very big perhaps 4x 10 ins and it was mounted up in front of the condenser. If it doesn't have one , if at all possible put it in front of the condenser or when running the a/c it will transfer the heat to the tranny.
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I have an oil cooler mounted directly beside the condenser. I thought it was a tranny cooler too until I traced the lines. The only tranny cooler I see on mine is the one built into the radiator. If I can't come up with something viable, I'll probably take off the oil cooler and put a tranny cooler there. But I'd like to keep both if possible.
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Transmission Cooler

I recently had one installed on my '85 minnie winie. The transmission shop installed it in front of the radiator.

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I think I've came up with a workable solution, I just need to pull off the grille and measure exactly how much room is there. I've found a few similar rigs in my area, and they all have factory installed tranny coolers where I have an oil cooler. So for now, I'm assuming the oil cooler was installed by a previous owner. Either way, I'm pretty sure I can find an aftermarket tranny cooler that'll fit in there, and move the oil cooler further down on the radiator.
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