After every Transit I own breaking the transmission heat exchanger/cooler and destroying transmissions I've decided to remove that piece and use an adapter and Derale aluminum heatsink cooler instead.
I want low maintenance for my highway and off-road usage in hot weather. Death Valley was 124°f the other day!
I know our local Las Vegas Ford mechanic will chime in with how great the factory system is but I'm tired of driving ticking time bombs around.
On order is the Powerhouse Racing cooler line adapter and the Derale aluminum heatsink dual pass cooler unit to be mounted under the van(the big one).
No plans to use fans or front mount of the cooler unless warranted by the temperatures of the transmission.
Powerhouse Racing Low-Profile Cooler Line Manifold for Ford 6R80 Transmission PHR 01012233
10'', 14'', 17'', 20'' or 25'' Dual Pass Clear Anodized Heat Sink Cooler Clear Anodized 10" Dual Pass Heat Sink Cooler 13259, 13260, 13261, 13262, 13267
Here we go. I'll have a local line builder arrange fittings and oil lines then do a fluid flush/fill followed by radiator/cooling system flush and fill and block off the lines that go to the transmission heat exchanger.
Bye bye hot engine and transmission temps!