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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-19-2003, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking to put a trans cooler in my 1996 Cougar 4.6. Where is a good spot to mount it? I have reservations about using the straps that it comes with.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-19-2003, 08:26 PM
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For the 96 you have a different front end, but I like to mount it where it will get alot of airflow when the car is moving.

Also there is no shame in ziptying it to the a/c condenser.



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I think that is a pretty cool spot you put yours in, but I have the air vents on my car closer to the center of the car. There is already a power steering cooler there.

I have plenty of space in front of the condenser to zip tie it to, I just figured it might not be as secure. I also figured I might damage the condenser after awhile by having the zip ties rubbing against the tubes inside the condenser.

One more thing, which line did you hook it into - upper or lower?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-19-2003, 09:09 PM
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the upper line is the return line.

You might want to spluge for some stainless 5/16th hose.

I was inspecting the rubber oil hose I used, and it is starting to deterioate a little bit.

I plan on going with some nice AN fittings, and some stainless hose.

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The upper line is the return line and that is the one you want to tap into.

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Justin, how old are the hoses you used? Just wondering, as I'm going to be installing my cooler very soon. I'll eventually replace them with something better, but for now I want that heat out of my tranny... now to try and find a decent price on stainless....

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a little over a year old.

Just get the stainless so that you don't have to worry about it again.

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