Radiator-Upgrade suggestions?

B-Co Kid

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351w, bored .60, c6 tranny, non-EEC, tons of mods

I noticed a little bit of coolant leakage from my radiator recently, so I'm guessing its time to replace the old fella.  I've done a lot of upgrades to the B-Co, I figured the radiator could use an upgrade.  Initial assessment is that it came stock with the HD radiator and tranny cooler, and it still has the re-done radiator with tranny cooler.  Any suggestions for an upgrade to what is currently installed??  

I did the electric fan conversion, so for any suggestions, please include provisions for the electric fan upgrade.  Thanks in advance.

 
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Yo,

Modine 4 Row Thickness Difference vs OEM in an 89

Source: by Tim C (TnTbronco2, Trail Truck, Street Truck, Crazed, Broke, OoG) at

http://www.supermotors.net/registry/1725/22036-4

Under his Name, change "Select Alternate View" to "Thumbnails + Captions"

Shroud most likely will Not fit, but you have the electric fan.

May be available at NAPA, Adance Auto, etc.

I would at least flush out your E4OD COOLER.

Or,

Cooler Installation (Hayden) in a 96

Source: by David C (Zak the Bronc, Big Green and Ugly, Dangling Dave) at http://www.supermotors.net/registry/1493/25118-4

 

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Looking at the supermotors post by Tim C, my current radiator is 3" (Heavy Duty, I think) and not the 1" radiator, although I'm not certain if its Modine or not.  Also, I have a C6 tranny, but I image you mean flush out the cooler regardless of tranny type.

 

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Yo,

Yes, I meant, flush out the original cooler and in case you purchase a new cooler, flush that out too with automatic transmission fluid.

Parts store sell rubber golf tee type plugs for the transmission lines so it doesn't leak while cooler is out.

BTW, you probably have the Optional Trailer Towing Package that consisted of; Trailer wiring harness, heavy-duty turn signal flasher, rear stabilizer bar (front standard), quad front and heavy-duty rear shocks and super engine cooling (HD radiator & auxiliary transmission cooler).

 

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It does have the Trailer Towing Package.  By request, FORD sent me a break down of the options included on my rig, by my VIN.   Thanks for the info.  It looks like a F250 radiator might be what im looking for.  It has the 4 rows, and made of all metal.  Thanks again!

 

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I've been running a 4-core radiator in my 1990 5.8L for many years with good success.  It never has reached a hot stage at all in the desert during summer, but I do sometimes shield off part of it during cold winter spells in order to add some heat to the engine.  I would rather shield off some during winter than overheat in the west Texas desert areas during summer....

 

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I didn't quite understand if you are using the radiator tranny cooler plus the separate tranny cooler that sets in front of the radiator or not.  If you don't have the front mounted one, find one in the junk yard and use it.  It makes a big difference in the overall engine temperature.  Like MaximusBronk, I never had a problem with heat after doing that combined with the HD radiator.

http://www.supermotors.net/registry/media/855418

It is piped so the tranny fluid goes through the front cooler as well as the radiator section.

Good luck,

:)>-

 
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My rig has the tranny cooler mounted in front of the radiator.  Is there another tranny cooler besides the one mounted to the radiator???

 

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Bringing this thread back to life..

Is it more beneficial to have the trans fluid go to the auxiliary trans cooler first and then to radiator trans cooler, or to the radiator trans cooler first and then to the auxiliary trans cooler

 

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Yo B,

Following from 96 Bronco Workshop Manual @  http://www.diesel-dave.com/vehic/manual/stj/stj71a31.htm#collin71a

Transmission Fluid Cooler Tubes, F-250, F-350, F-Super Duty, Bronco, 5.0L, 5.8L, 7.5L

 


Item


Part Number


Description


1


7A095


Transmission Fluid Cooler


2


8005


Radiator


3


7A031


Fluid Cooler Tube


4


7D273


Fluid Tube Connector


5


372223-S101


C-Clip


6


7N291


Transmission Fluid Cooler Line Clip


7


7A030


Fluid Cooler Inlet Tube


8





Connector (Part of 7000)


9


7000


Automatic Transmission


10


376240-S


Clamp


11


N809635-S165A


Hose


12


7F113


Inlet Tube


13


7F112


Outlet Tube


A





Tighten to 23.3-31.7 Nm
(17-23.4 Lb-Ft)


B





Tighten to 3.1-4.3 Nm
(27.4-38 Lb-In)


C





Tighten to 10-14 Nm
(7.4-10.3 Lb-Ft)

See more info on the cooler such as Overview, Transmission Fluid Cooler Tube Replacement, & Backflushing. 

http://www.diesel-dave.com/vehic/manual/stj/sBACKFLUSHING.



My vision is off, so Compare to E4OD Transmission, F-250, F-350, F-Super Duty, Bronco, 5.0L, 5.8L, 7.5L




 





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Item


Part Number


Description


1


7A095


Transmission Fluid Cooler


2


8005


Radiator


3


7A031


Fluid Cooler Tube


4


7D273


Fluid Tube Connector


5


372223-S101


C-Clip


6


7N291


Transmission Fluid Cooler Line Clip


7


7A030


Fluid Cooler Inlet Tube


8





Connector (Part of 7000)


9


7000


Automatic Transmission


10


376240-S


Clamp


11


N809635-S165A


Hose


12


7F113


Inlet Tube


13


7F112


Outlet Tube


A





Tighten to 23-31 Nm

(17-23 Lb-Ft)


B





Tighten to 3.1-4.3 Nm

(27.4-38.0 Lb-In)


C





Tighten to 10-14 Nm

(7-11 Lb-Ft)

by Automobile Repair Reference Center (ARRC)



Fluid Cooler Hose(s)



Removal

  1. Place a drain pan under the fluid cooler hose to be removed.
  1. Loosen the fluid cooler hose clamps.
  1. Remove the fluid cooler hose.


Installation

To install, reverse the removal procedure. Replenish transmission fluid to proper operating levels. Start engine and check for leaks.

Tighten the fluid cooler hose clamps to 3.1-4.3 Nm (27.4-38 lb-in).

by Automobile Repair Reference Center (ARRC)



E4OD/4R100


Fitting Location


Thread Size


Flow Direction


Front


¼" Pipe


Cooler feed/out


Rear


¼" Pipe


Return/in

by TCI @ http://web.archive.org/web/20091001062736/http://www.tciauto.com/Products/TechInfo/cooler_fittings.asp#Ford



Also see Cooler, Factory Tow Package & Transmission Temperature Gauge info & pics in a 94 Source: by pfun41 at https://www.supermotors.net/registry/21779/73056-2

Al

 

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