Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Orient Ohio
Bronco Info: 1989 XLT, 351W, C6 and 1994 XLT, 351W with E4OD
I used steel braided hoses made up by my local John Deere dealer. Then I insulated them at the spot where they come close to my cat. I used reflective high temp tape from Lowes. Does the job and holds up well. My goal was to lower the trans temp while on the road in the summer time by 20 to 30 degrees. This set up did the trick but I'm sure there are other and maybe better ways. Simplest solution may be to replace your existing radiator mount cooler with a bigger more efficient one.
Also thought I would mention this: the fan is operated by a thermostat that is preset at around 195 F I think. It only comes on when it needs to and mine only runs on the hottest of days when traveling across the Mojave.
Last edited by Glayd; 12-01-2012 at 11:03 AM.