1. for access to Ford Explorer and Ranger owner generated reviews and discussion, tech tips, how to articles, off-road modifications, events, and more! Since 1996 we have been the #1 Ford Explorer resource on the Internet. We also cover the Explorer Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Navigator, Mazda Navajo, Mazda Pickups, and the Aerostar.

    Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

Who makes the best transmission cooler? What type is the most efficient?

Discussion in 'Explorer & Ranger Transmissions, Transfer Cases, &' started by protomind, March 20, 2008.

  • Searches ExplorerForum.com
    1. protomind

      protomind Active Member

      Joined:
      February 19, 2008
      Messages:
      216
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Year and Model:
      94 Limited Edition
      I pulled a large one from a junkyard, but I am thinking about getting a huge one possibly. Who make the best one? Will a huge one affect my radiators cooling ability much?
       
    2. Support EF


      Join the Elite Explorers for $20 a year

      Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose and fix problems yourself, and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, add your own profile photo, upload photo attachments directly to your posts and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.



      to hide adverts.
    3. aldive

      aldive Elite In Memoriam

      Joined:
      January 17, 2001
      Messages:
      24,727
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Year and Model:
      1999 XLT
      A staked plate cooler is by far the more efficient.

      I am foud of the offerings from B & M.
       
    4. BrooklynBay

      BrooklynBay Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      November 11, 2005
      Messages:
      50,947
      Likes Received:
      22
      Trophy Points:
      58
      City, State:
      Brooklyn, NY
      Year and Model:
      88 89 93 95 96 Aerostars
    5. Maniak

      Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      February 9, 1999
      Messages:
      11,999
      Likes Received:
      7
      Trophy Points:
      58
      City, State:
      Vail, Arizona
      Year and Model:
      1992 XLT 4x4
      As already mentioned.. stacked plate style is better.. Easier to mount and cools better.

      Adding a cooler in front of the a/c condensor shouldn't affect the radiator cooling much if you mount it correctly. With the tube/fin style coolers you normally use the push through mounts which puts the cooler too close to the condensor which can make the a/c not work as well...

      Putting two coolers in front of each other in front of the a/c will block too much air (I tried it that way already)..

      I have since put two permacool trans coolers (stacked plate) next to each other in front of the a/c condensor (one 24kgvwr and one 30kgvwr cooler).

      I also put a fan from a geo prism in front of one of the coolers to help in the stop/go traffic.

      ~Mark
       
    6. aldive

      aldive Elite In Memoriam

      Joined:
      January 17, 2001
      Messages:
      24,727
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Year and Model:
      1999 XLT
    7. protomind

      protomind Active Member

      Joined:
      February 19, 2008
      Messages:
      216
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Year and Model:
      94 Limited Edition
      I ended up at a shop called "detroit speed", it is a high performance car parts shop here in metro detroit, I walked out with two B&M 70624 filter kits. I thought it was a great deal so I hopped on it. They were having some sort of employee discount sale so I paid 50$ per kit. I removed the stock filter and replaced it with the two new B&M filters.
      Did I do good? I hope so.
      I forgot my camera to take pics with, but I will try to get a couple of pics up for yall to look at. I am hoping that you guys will tell me I put them into a good place.
       
    8. aldive

      aldive Elite In Memoriam

      Joined:
      January 17, 2001
      Messages:
      24,727
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Year and Model:
      1999 XLT
      Where and how did you mount them?
       
    9. protomind

      protomind Active Member

      Joined:
      February 19, 2008
      Messages:
      216
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Year and Model:
      94 Limited Edition
      I mounted them in a similar place to where the original was mounted. The B&M kit came with plenty of hardware. I used the included hardware along with a drill bit to make a hole here and there. I think I did a good job. They are sturdy and look nice and clean. When I get into my new place I will add a tranny filter and temp gauge as well as paint the mounting hardware black.

      Below are some pics with the grill in place, but you can easily see where they are.



      [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

      So what do you think?
       
    10. aldive

      aldive Elite In Memoriam

      Joined:
      January 17, 2001
      Messages:
      24,727
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Year and Model:
      1999 XLT
      I would like to see pics w/o the grill installed.
       
    11. protomind

      protomind Active Member

      Joined:
      February 19, 2008
      Messages:
      216
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Year and Model:
      94 Limited Edition
      I will try and get you some, possibly in about an hour, if not then around noonish.
       
    12. protomind

      protomind Active Member

      Joined:
      February 19, 2008
      Messages:
      216
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Year and Model:
      94 Limited Edition
      aldive
      Here are the pics as promised. . . . . tell me what you think seriously. Are they obstructive for other cooling components? Are they mounted well? Do they look well done? At a later date I will paint the hardware black.



      [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
      [​IMG]
       
    13. aldive

      aldive Elite In Memoriam

      Joined:
      January 17, 2001
      Messages:
      24,727
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Year and Model:
      1999 XLT
      Looks like a nice clean install; well done.
       
    14. protomind

      protomind Active Member

      Joined:
      February 19, 2008
      Messages:
      216
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Year and Model:
      94 Limited Edition
      Thanks alot =-)
      Do you think I choose a good placement?
       
    15. aldive

      aldive Elite In Memoriam

      Joined:
      January 17, 2001
      Messages:
      24,727
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Year and Model:
      1999 XLT
      Nice.
       

    Share This Page








    We Support Our Troops!