Auto transmission oil-cooler for F250

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We recently had a problem with the transmission on our F250 vehicle. It blew the oil seal thru over-heating whilst driving along the beach. Has any other member solved this problem of over-heating? If so, where is the best place to buy an
oil cooler? And what type?

I remember reading some time back about the Effie's having a weakness in this
area.

Would appreciate any forthcoming info.

Cheers one & all
p.s.
It's almost the "first anniversary" of our much loved 20' BT. We are planning on
living in it full-time until we finish our travelling around Oz. (Could be a lifetime
venture!!)

Sue & Jeff
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Reply By: Silver and Tinks - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 06:23

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 06:23
Hi Guys

we have a very large capacity additional transmisson cooler fitted we bought it from a company from Melbourne, but cannot seem to find them now.

However it was made in Canada for F250's maybe check ebay.

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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 07:24

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 07:24
Sue & Jeff,

from what i have read the latter oil cooler off the 6.0lt F250's is a bolt on replacement and twice the size. Lots of info can be found at the web site

www.thedieselstop.com/forums/

Parts can be bought from

www.powerstrokeshop.com/

with confidence.

Ours is stock standard & touch wood for the past two years it's done the job of towing the BT in all kinds of terrain with no problems at all.
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Reply By: Tassie Bushies - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 08:34

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 08:34
Hi Sue & Jeff,
I got mine from the F Series SECOND HAND PARTS place in Bridgenorth Tassie
don,t know what it cost because I traded some of the bits I replaced when new
Phone Jamie 03 6330 1449 or mobile 0418 135 193
He has heaps of stuff.
I also put in synthetic oil & a temp gauge (which has NEVER been over 60 deg.)
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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 10:23

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 10:23
Hi Peter

We met a guy from Bridgenorth F series when we were in Wickham last year (where son lives). We were at the local shopping centre (well Jim was talking to him in the car park while i did the shopping). No name on card but gather it was a one man business.?

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Reply By: Turist - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 01:49

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 01:49
Sue & Jeff
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From your signature (above) I see that you own a Bushtracker.
Being an owner entitles you to join as a financial member and enjoy some of the many extra benefits that are available once you get behind the “Owners Forum” button.

It will also assist us to keep this forum open, member fees are the backbone of our fiscal strategy.

You have certainly been getting some good free info here over the past few months so why not get in with majority and get some real info, camp spots, musters, tech tips, buying programs etc.

Or if you decide to stay out in the cold please tell us why.

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Follow Up By: Gone Feral - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 07:35

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 07:35
With all due respect.
your post has nothing to do with the original member's post... but is rather a marketing ploy in order to get BT owners to fork out some money to your cause.
Perhaps you had better conduct "exit-interviews" when we decide not to renew our membership in order to determine our opt-out reasons, rather than trying to pry said info at a later stage.
Or better still.. don't bother having a forum open to the public.

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Follow Up By: Turist - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 07:45

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 07:45
Of course it is marketing, selling the benefits of being a financial member, can’t see anything wrong with that.
Without financial members there would be no BOG forum.
Then you would have nothing to complain about.
Enjoy your free read courtesy of those that contribute.

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Follow Up By: Gone Feral - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 07:58

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 07:58
The internet was started (began) by universities sharing their ideas/findings/learning/etc.. with other universities/educational institutions. No-one ever said "enjoy your free learning". People share because people want to share! If you removed your private membership fee then you'd have many more members. Just look at Yahoo or better still Google. They never asked anybody to pay to use their service and still don't. Google is now worth $104B (yep billion USD even after the recent collapse).
I have been a paid member and did not renew. Nothing much on the inside that I can't get elsewhere for nix. However if it was free then I'd frequent the sight more often... might even contrbute once in a while, but don't wish to be part of your exclusivity. I'm FREE, that's why I'm a Bushtrakerer!
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 09:53

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 09:53
Hopefully this is not turning into a bunfight, but, my two bob's worth:

I agree with Turist.

There's no such thing as a free lunch. If some benefit is obtained from this site, which costs money to run, then the right thing to do is to kick in.

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Follow Up By: Motley - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 19:26

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 19:26
As one of the individuals who took on the commercial risk to build this site, I would like to make a comment. The need to move from a "free" site was driven by the need for more facilities eg search facility, and the need to be less accessible to individuals from around the planet using these "free" sites to post pornography.

The Bushtracker Ownners Group is managed by a committee of volunteers who take no payment. Funds generated by subscriptions and muster activities help maintain and develop the site on an on going basis. Excess funds will be (and have been) donated to worthy causes (RFDS, Quilpie kindergarten etc). It's in our Charter.

As for the internet being free, it's the old story of a free lunch - no such thing.

As for Google being free, someone is paying, as per this quote:

"Google reported revenues of $5.19 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2008, an increase of 42% compared to the first quarter of 2007"

Providing information to Bushtracker Owners wasjust one element of our Charter. Arranging musters such as the mini muster currently being held at Mallacoota, was just one other part.

If information is all that is required, you're right, there are other, free, forums. Free yes. Independent? Possibly not, but that's the price of being free.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 03:52

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 03:52
My two cents worth - gone feral - your intrusion into the post is even more off the topic.

Invitations like this have resulted in BT owners discovering they can join and gain more benefits. Not all know this when they first find the website.

Membership? Cheap at the price. Example: When we were in Alice Springs, we had an electrical problem, and were unable to get a trades person to attend. I put a question on the members forum, and within five minutes had the answer which totally solved our problem. You can't get better than that.

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Follow Up By:- Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 04:31

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 04:31
Well Mr Feral you have certainly expressed you views with vigor. We continually make choices every day and you have made yours. I'm sure all who contribute to this forum both financially and by other means can live with your decision.
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Reply By: Deleted User - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 21:20

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 21:20
Hey settle down guys!!

We have been fully-paid up members of this site long before we took delivery of
our BT on 28/2/07.

Recently we changed our email address, therefore I had to update our details
on the membership form. Not sure, but perhaps I mistakenly pressed "new
member" and have caused this misconception.

We used the site when planning our BT, and found other member's advice,
ideas & experience to be invaluable.

We consider our BT membership-fee to be money well spent.

"There's No Taste to Nothing"

Sue & Jeff

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 05:22

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 05:22
Sorry Sue & Jeff, I shouldn't have acted on an assumption.

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Reply By: Andy1 - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 16:44

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 16:44
Sue & Jeff

If you do a search forum you will find details for the purchase of the larger cooler from the US. It is no problem. Our local Ford dealer is incompetent so we had it fitted by a transmission workshop.

The larger cooler makes a huge difference for what is only a relatively minor cost.

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Follow Up By: Sue & Jeff - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 22:06

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 22:06
Cheers Andy

I've located an "After Market" F250 Transmission Cooler at All American Drive
Line & Auto Parts (USA). The Aust. branch in Victoria can provide one for $295
plus freight $23.

Does this seem comparable to yours?


Thanks

Jeff
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Follow Up By: Andy1 - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 03:44

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 03:44
Jeff

We paid US$290 for the cooler & US$58 freight in September 2007

Andy
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Reply By: Downunder - Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 at 06:18

Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 at 06:18
Jeff,
Nik n off has it right in that the trans cooler of the later model 6.0 litre F 250's is a drop in replacement for the stock 7.3 item. It is at lease twice the size if not more .

I bought mine from the Powerstroke Shop for $290 (USD) and about $60 (USD) for postage in Oct 07.

I believe postage has gone up a lot since then so you need to get a quote before committing.

Like someone else here who's name I can't see (sorry) I also switched to synthetic fluid as well. Trans runs cooler and hopefully last longer.

Cheers, Bill

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Follow Up By: njthommo - Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 at 19:20

Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 at 19:20
Hi Jeff
We replaced our trans cooler with a 6.0 litre unit some years ago. You need a little hardware but once that has been collected the change over takes about one hour.

As others have we also changed to Castrol Tranzmax Z synthetic oil which has a much higher boiling point than mineral oils. As the transmission had been hot a couple of times(up to 225F,we installed an auto meter trans temp gauge, again an easy job) when we changed the oil we opened up the old filter but it was clean as a whistle.

Since the changes the tranny in normal situations runs 40F cooler than before (150F-160F) though on steep roads (Oxley Highway -Wauchope to Walcha or Thunderbolts Way) and hot weather it will still get pretty warm, up to 230F, but the synthetic oil has removed some of the worry.

I understand Ford have a cooler larger than the 6.0 litre unit that fits and perhaps would be worthwhile if available.

Cheers Nick.
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Reply By: Sue & Jeff - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 00:14

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 00:14
Thanks to all member's for the input of the problem with the Auto transmission
on our F250. We now have it sorted.

We are puzzled, however, why "Membership has expired" keeps being added
by the system to our Forum submissions.

We did explain to Commitee Member Bob that we ARE Financial Members &
have been for quite some time. Our BT Membership card shows May 09 as
expiry date.

Why hasn't this been rectified, by removing "Membership has expired" from our
posts?

We are not "Free Loaders" & don't wish to be viewed in that light.

Sue & Jeff
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Follow Up By: Turist - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 03:21

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 03:21
The problem was of your own making.
Although you were (and still are) a financial member registered as “Sue & Jeff” for some reason you opened another registration under the name “Copper Top & Blondie”.
This registration was for a non financial member.

When you posted under “Copper Top & Blondie” you came on as unfinancial.

To correct the system we have removed the registration “Copper Top & Blondie” and that is why your earlier posts are showing as coming from an expired membership.

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Reply By: Sue & Jeff - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 04:52

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 04:52
With respect Bob. Our "screen name" has never changed from Jeff & Sue. and
our "signature" has always come up automatically as "copper top & blondie". We have never "registered" as the latter.

The only change we made to our details was our email address.

We havn't changed our surname either.

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Follow Up By: Turist - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 05:31

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 05:31
Read your own post above, No. 17776.
You created a new ID when you updated your details.
That ID was "Copper Top & Blondie"
That is why there is no longer any member name on your earlier posts, "Copper Top & Blondie" has been deleted from our database.

None of the above has anything to do with your signature line.

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