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Old 09-08-2013, 11:57 AM   #1
Furious_8
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Default Ford Falcon Automatic Tranmission Cooling Units

Hi,

Please use this thread as a reference for all the standard cooling units fitted by ford to cool the Automatic Transmission


EA, EB & ED Falcons with 4 Speed Automatic
One of the best designed systems as these ran very cool in standard form. The cooling unit was an Exchanger inside the Drivers side radiator tank. It used steel pipes from the transmission with screw in threads.

Aftermarket Cooler Kits
Not really needed unless towing and a PWR 200x280x19 cooler in series with the radiator was fine.


EF & EF Falcons with 4 Speed Automatic
In my opinion the hottest running transmission temp in all falcons heat always killed this transmission. The cooling unit was an Exchanger inside the Drivers side radiator tank. It used steel pipes from the transmission with screw in threads.

Aftermarket Cooler Kits
A must for any vehicle which did high kms and towed a PWR 200x280x19 cooler in series with the radiator is a minimum the larger 255x280x19 in series or complete by-pass was very popular option.

Quote:
"I had taxis getting 350,000kms + out of there transmissions with external coolers fitted and transmission fluid changers every 50,000kms limp mode always killed cab boxes"



AU Falcons with 4 Speed Automatic

The more open front of the AU allowed for good cooling these ran very cool in standard form. The cooling unit was an Exchanger inside the Drivers side radiator tank. It used steel pipes from the transmission with screw in threads.

Aftermarket Cooler Kits
For some reason customers liked to tow with the AU and the PWR 200x280x19 cooler in series with the radiator was an option but the larger 255x280x19 in series was very popular. With the series 2 and 3 AU's seem to start seeing split radiator cores so by-passing was also a good idea it wasn't common but the series 3 was worse.

Quote:
"Furious Performance recommended kit TCK-F25510."



BA & Early BF Falcons with 4 Speed Automatic

So what happened here? I cant remember how many water effected transmission rebuilds i did for the local ford dealer. The cooling unit was an Exchanger inside the Drivers side radiator tank. It used steel pipes from the transmission with screw in threads. There was no noticeable difference between the BA & AU but the BA suffered big time. Aftermarket radiators with different cores where a must.

Aftermarket Cooler Kits
The popular option of fitting a PWR 255x280x19 in complete by-pass of the radiator was a must.


Quote:
"Furious Performance recommended kit TCK-F25510."


The Introduction of the Heat Exchanger (6cyl Engines Only)

After the Radiator issues a new design cooler was used known as the Heat Exchanger which is a small unit fitted to the engine under the inlet manifold. It uses Plastic lines from the transmission with a unieqe Quick Release fitting. In the early stages the exchanger seem to last coming off the back of the BA radiator problems. However the water issue raised its head again but in a different way, rather than a complete failure it started with seeping water and was able to be pickup during a Transmission Service. If left to long it would completely go and fill the transmission with water. There are some cases where it just fills the coolant system with transmission fluid and the transmission can be flushed wont need a rebuild.


Late BF 6cyl Falcons with 4 Speed Automatic

The first to see the Heat Exchanger which is a small unit fitted to the engine under the inlet manifold. It uses Plastic lines from the transmission with a unieqe Quick Release fitting.

Aftermarket Cooler Kits for 6cyl Falcons with 4 Speed Automatic
Customers who Towed or Owned a Taxi fitted a PWR 255x280x19 in complete by-pass of the exchanger as the 4 speed is known to run hot in those conditions and adapting the external cooler so it was in series is difficult. With the water problems showing up again i believe its a safe bet to fit a cooler to completely by pass the heat exchanger.


Quote:
"Furious Performance recommended kit TCK-F25513."



BF 6cyl Falcons with 6 Speed Automatic

The first to see the Heat Exchanger which is a small unit fitted to the engine under the inlet manifold. It uses Plastic lines from the transmission with a unieqe Quick Release fitting.

Aftermarket Cooler Kits for 6cyl Falcons with 6 Speed Automatic
With the water problems showing up again i believe its a safe bet to fit a cooler to completely by pass the heat exchanger and possibly save yourself the cost of a new transmission ($7000 average cost of 6spd rebuild).

Quote:
"Furious Performance recommended kit TCK-F25513 other kits available please see other thread"



BF 8cyl Falcons with 6 Speed Automatic
Because the V8 engine has exhaust either side the transmission cooling unit is an Exchanger inside the Drivers side radiator tank. It uses steel pipes from the transmission to the front of the engine. Then there are plastic lines from there to the radiator which use a unieqe Quick Release fitting.

Aftermarket Cooler Kits for 8cyl Falcons with 6 Speed Automatic
Water problems still show with this system and its the coolest running factory setup for the 6 speed also. However i believe its a safe bet to fit a cooler to completely by pass the heat exchanger and possibly save yourself the cost of a new transmission ($7000 average cost of 6spd rebuild).

Quote:
"Our TCK-F25513 kit has very similar cooling and flow results to the BF V8 Falcons Factory cooling system."



FG 6cyl Falcons with 4 Speed Automatic
These still use a Heat Exchanger which is a small unit fitted to the engine under the inlet manifold. It uses Plastic lines from the transmission with a unieqe Quick Release fittings.

Aftermarket Cooler Kits for 6cyl Falcons with 4 Speed Automatic
Customers who Tow can fit a PWR 255x280x19 in complete by-pass of the exchanger as the 4 speed is known to run hot in those conditions and adapting the external cooler so it was in series is difficult. With the water problems still a big ???? i believe its a safe bet to fit a cooler to completely by pass the heat exchanger.



FG 6cyl Falcons with 5 Speed Automatic
These still use a Heat Exchanger which is a small unit fitted to the engine under the inlet manifold. It uses Steel pipes from the transmission with a unieqe metal quick release fittings.

Aftermarket Cooler Kits for 6cyl Falcons with 5 Speed Automatic
The 5 speeds use a different design cooler than the 4 & 6 speeds its not know to fail as often but these are still a very expensive transmission to rebuild ($5000 average cost for a 5spd rebuild).



FG 6cyl Falcons with 6 Speed Automatic

These still use a Heat Exchanger which is a small unit fitted to the engine under the inlet manifold. It uses Plastic lines from the transmission with unieqe Quick Release fittings.

Aftermarket Cooler Kits for 6cyl Falcons with 6 Speed Automatic
With the water problems showing up again i believe its a safe bet to fit a cooler to completely by pass the heat exchanger and possibly save yourself the cost of a new transmission ($7000 average cost for a 6spd rebuild).



FG 8cyl Falcons with 6 Speed Automatic

Because the V8 engine has exhaust either side the transmission cooling unit is an Exchanger inside the Drivers side radiator tank. It uses steel pipes from the transmission all the way up to the radiator which use unieqe male Quick Release fittings.

Aftermarket Cooler Kits for 8cyl Falcons with 6 Speed Automatic
The FG V8's seem to be the worst for blown radiator cores the design of using a male pipe and a female radiator connection seem to be an issue. i believe its a safe bet to fit a cooler to completely by pass the heat exchanger and possibly save yourself the cost of a new transmission ($7000 average cost of 6spd rebuild).

Quote:
Furious Performance Cooler kit History....
I developed the first Furious Performance Heat exchanger bypass kit in early 2009. It was fitted to a 2009 SY Territory which was based in Young NSW. The customer a family friend had me fit it with only 9,000kms as he did alot of towing and a friend of his had already replaced a transmission in his BF due to water. Still to this day that vehicles transmission has been fault less as to the many other thousands of customers as well.
Cheers
Rhys Bloomfield
Proprietor
Furious Performance
www.furiousperformance.com.au

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