PART 5 - OPTIONAL STUFF
To be provided soon.....but for now.
1) I like overkill. I installed an optional transmission cooler with fan and built in thermostat. B&M Hi-Tek # 70298.
2) TV line pressure gauge for easier adjustment and monitoring.
3) NSS - AOD pigtail to C-6 old harness.
1) Cooler info.
Mounted the cooler between the rear floor supports in front of the fuel tank. I opted for this location for several reasons:
A) I wanted to get rid of the metal lines that always seemed to be in the way....and run right into the heat of the engine.
B) Rear location was easy and provided a "channel" of cooler air for the fan to draw.
C) Not a major consideration, but reduced noise and vibration.
You may pick a different cooler or different location, but if you mess with the original Ford cooler line fittings (on the passenger side
) please note:
THEY ARE NOT PIPE THREAD!! IF YOU USE PIPE THREAD YOU MAY CRACK THE CASE!! See below for adapter info.
I opted for the lightweight black braided hose. It is lighter than the stainless and doesn't prick your finger
I used 2 10' sections. If you look at the pics, the top line (pressure) has a blue tracer in it. The return line is solid black.
I used A/N fittings vs flare.
If you use AN fittings, (leave the Ford fittings...and you will need 2 adapters to thread into the stock brass line fittings. RUSSELL Part # 640330. Now you wont have to pull yours and haul them somewhere and have the snot-nose kid in a yellow and black shirt try to figure them out. ((JEGS))
COOLER LINE ROUTING:
In addition, I installed a TV line pressure gauge under the dash. It allowed me to more accurately adjust the pressure and monitor the activity.
ADJUSTMENT with a Gauge
This assumes you have already installed a gauge. On my first AOD, I installed the small pressure gauge right in the "TV" port on the passenger side of the box, just above the pan. That required the 0-100 gauge and about a 1.5" long brass pipe with a connector. (maybe I can find some pics).
Also assumes you can make or have made a special spacer. I used a .500 wooden dowel that I whittled down and slotted for the TV cable.
Spacer needs to be .272"
EDIT - CORRECTED DIMENSION (((NOT .385)))
1) CHOCK THE WHEELS OR SET THE E-BRAKE !!
2) Adjust with trans at operating temp and in NEUTRAL (DON'T FORGET TO SET THE E_BRAKE OR CHOCK THE WHEELS)
3) At the TV cable, (throttle body end) pull the little plastic (off-white/yellow) connector forward (at the end of the cable) and insert the dowel with the slot over the cable between that and the nylon stop. Dont discconect it, just pull it forward enough to install the dowel.
4) At an idle,TV pressure should be close to 32psi.
5) If it is not, you will need to unlock the TV cable. (I will find a good pic or you can google AOD adjustment)
6) Lift the locking tab by lifting it up. Slide the rear of the cable in/out to accomplish this.
7) After it is correct, relock it by pressing the tab down.
((I will find pics and refine my description as this is a
CRTICAL adjustment on an AOD ))
Mine is right at 32 and it shifts great.
3) NSS - AOD to C-6 old harness.
a) Pigtail from a 4 or 5 pin AOD (my trans had none) from the j/y
b) Appropriate wet location terminal ends or Weatherpack connector.
......I used a round 5 pin Weatherpack, which are hard to find.
c) Cut the old C-6 NSS connector (harness end, not the switch). ((Leave 1-2" of wire at the old connector in-case someone needs one!! or you want to go back to the C-6 in the future))
d) match 'em up as described below.
AOD NSS in general, and FYI: 4 & 5 post used.
In all cases: 2 for the starter circuit (continuity is "P" and "N")
.................2 for the reverse lights. (continuity in "R" only)
5th post is a computer ECM function and not needed here (I think).
If you are interested, it shows ground in "P" so the ECM will go into diagnostic mode.
NOTE: My AOD NSS had 5 posts ....but there are 4 post NSS out there, and so goes the pigtails.
I harvested 3 pigtails. 2 were 5 wire, and 1 was a 4 wire.
A 4 pin pigtail can be drilled in the 5th position and used on a 5 pin switch.
On my C-6, there were 6 wires from the NSS connector. As best I could match to Ford wiring schematic.
3) Purple..............rev light
4) Black/pink.........rev light
5) Red/white.........neutral (transfer case?)
6) Blk..................neutral (transfer case?)
1) Black/pink........rev light
2) Pink/orange......rev light
Needless to say, I matched the C-6 wires to the same color on the AOD NSS pgtail where appropriate
A picture is worth a thousand words: NOTE: TV LEVER IS INCORRECT FOR TRUCK