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    look wat i found...

    im back gentlemen, probably didnt even know i was gone but oh well. lol.
    i went to da junkyard today and look wat i found...
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    a tranny cooler?!! got dat and a couple of other lil things. but guess for how much? $10!!! looks good, practically new.

    my question is, how is it installed? since i took it off a country squire wagon and it was thrown in da backseat. so how would it be installed and how do i know if it works, and if it is working properly?
    is it as simple as disconnecting da existing tranny lines dat go to da radiator and just plugging them into da cooler and im done? what else do i need?

    #2
    Does your radiator have a tranny cooler? So far from what I have seen most panthers have a tranny cooler in there. So do you have a power steering cooler? If not? There you go there is one right there at least thats what I would use it for.
    I would try and find a radiater that has one in it and upgrade the power steering with that cooler.
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      #3
      well this one was used as a tranny cooler since it has red fluid leakin everywhere. how would i go about connecting this to my power steering to upgrade it as a p/s cooler? im about to get a new p/s gear box b/c i leaks too damn much. so would u guys suggest to use it as a p/s cooler instead?

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        #4
        That looks like an aftermarket unit to me. Currently, if you car doesn't have the trailer towing package, the cooler is integrated in the radiator. You will need to figure out how to mount the cooler.

        I guess it would be okay to just unhook the lines currently going into the radiator, attach the hoses to each line, and mount the cooler. But I think there is a different way to do this that involves retaining the radiator cooling section, at least that is how I remember my factory one being hooked up.
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          #5
          here is how it works since my grandmarquis is a k code. the way the tranny cooler works is the main line goes to the radiator cooler. then a lines goes to the tranny cooler. then there is a return line that goes back to the tranny. for powersteering the way it works is first theres a line from the pump to the steering box then theres a line that goes to the ps cooler then the return line from the cooler back to the pump. as for mounting it you need to drill holes in the core support in front on the condensor you also might need small flat pieces of metal to mount it to I though about upgrading my coolers but My drill is big not going to fit in there. hope that helps

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            #6
            What Gabe said - tranny cooler installs after the stock in-tank one win the radiator, the PS goes between the steering box and the pump. You choose where to mount them, my advice is to hard-mount them to the radiator support frame and not to zip-tie them to the A/C condenser.

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              #7
              would that cooler that he has even work for a PS cooler? the one on the police car is just a long loop of hard line is the presser similar to the trans presser?
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                #8
                It would work but its hugely overkill for a PS cooler. No need to use anything bigger than the stock trans cooler for the PS cooler. Use something that large as a trans cooler. The return line on the power steering is low pressure, the trans cooler lines also recieve little pressure. Keeping the transmission cool is a whole lot more important than keeping your power steering fluid cool anyway.
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                  #9
                  Ya, my power steering cooler is exactly a police car's tranny cooler. My tranny cooler is an aftermarket piece. I'm planning on replacing the tranny cooler I have now with two slightly smaller stacked-plate type pieces, then maybe run the current tranny cooler as an oil cooler for the engine - at what pressure does the oil flow through the filter? (as that's where I'll be tapping the cooler off)

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                    #10
                    You cannot use a trans cooler for an engine oil cooler...they do not flow enough volume.
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                      #11
                      Find yourself a police car that had the oil cooler and use that.
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                        #12
                        Yeah, easy to say that about the police car, here those are rare as white crows. And mu current tranny cooler is NOT stacked plate design, it's a 4-pass type with I think 3/8" tubing (could be even bigger, can't measure now cause it's raining outside), so it should flow pretty well.

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                          #13
                          I want to say the oil cooler lines on the police cooler are like 3/4 or 5/8" line and its a stack plate system.
                          86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
                          5.0 HO, CompCams XE258,Scorpion 1.72 roller rockers, 3.55 K code rear, tow package, BHPerformance ported E7 heads, Tmoss Explorer intake, 65mm throttle body, Hedman 1 5/8" headers, 2.5" dual exhaust, ASP underdrive pulley

                          91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC grandpa spec white and cranberry

                          1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

                          Originally posted by phayzer5
                          I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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                            #14
                            Ah, okay then, my tranny cooler's end fittings are indeed 3/8" but the tubing itself is like 5/8 so that shouldn't be a problem. What I really need is the plate that goes between the block and the filter that redirects the oil through the cooler first, where can I get one like that?

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                              #15
                              Aside from the obvious police car, maybe summit has an aftermarket oil cooler setup avaliable? Might find one on ebay, iunno. Some marine motors have external oil filter adapters, though I'll confess to not seeing many Ford marine motors, and never have I seen a remote Ford oil filter. If this was Chevy stuff I could find you as many parts as you wanted, including oil to water coolers, fittings, remote filters, etc, etc.
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                              5.0 HO, CompCams XE258,Scorpion 1.72 roller rockers, 3.55 K code rear, tow package, BHPerformance ported E7 heads, Tmoss Explorer intake, 65mm throttle body, Hedman 1 5/8" headers, 2.5" dual exhaust, ASP underdrive pulley

                              91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC grandpa spec white and cranberry

                              1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

                              Originally posted by phayzer5
                              I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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