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Old 08-10-2020, 12:51 PM   #21
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At first glance it appears the J&K is a standard reman like you'd get from Jasper whereas the KD is a performance oriented rebuild and the price reflects that. I'd also see how long it takes to get one. Another one to look at is Ashland. https://ashevilleengine.com/product-...0-powerstroke/

I've said this before on this forum but personally I think the BPD oil cooler is an overly expensive solution in search of a problem. The problem was Ford Gold coolant, lack of a coolant filter, leftover casting sand, silicate sludge, etc. With a proper coolant filter and a proper ELC coolant the oil cooler clogging>EGR cooler rupture>head gasket lifting scenario is a non-issue. And that all goes out the window anyway with a new engine. Just do a $350 OEM oil cooler and skip the $3000 BPD oil cooler unless you are continuously towing across Death Valley. Could always do it later if your worried about your deltas.

My comment about that transmission cooler is where is it going to mount and that it has an electric fan. One more thing to break but some do run them with success. I have the Tru-Cool 40k cooler originally designed for the 7.3 but lots of us have fitted this cooler in a 6.0 with success. It's passive and not electric and 1/3 the cost of the one you listed. However, the fittings on both are 3/8" and the lines and fittings on the 6.0 are 1/2". The down-sizing to 3/8" fittings thru the cooler and flow rate restriction is possibly a concern. I tested the Tru-Cool for pressure drop on the return line and it was a non-issue but I would ask the vendor or on a diesel forum if others have used the cooler with success on the 5R110. My 2 cents.

Thanks for response! Do you have a thread that shows how folks like yourself installed the tru max transmission cooler? Btw, I have the Ujoint bumper.



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Old 08-10-2020, 01:42 PM   #22
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If you want a really powerful cooler with a small footprint, 95k BTU, 10AN ports and dual 350cfm fans = https://derale.com/product-footer/fl...s/65840-detail
We have an aluminess front bumper that I modified to house that cooler (without fans...and the bumper also houses the espar coolant heater).
You could always fabricate some brackets to hang this wherever.

A lot of members have installed the trucool with great results...I just wanted to move the transmission cooler from in front of the radiator.

Here's a solution for the trucool fittings = https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...s-17754-3.html

I'd choose the KDD engine if this were me...didn't see that they also have no core charge or return shipping!!

Some reading regarding the BPD remote oil cooler = https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...per-10712.html
https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...ard-21289.html

and how tuning can affect cooling = https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...r-10712-7.html
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Old 08-10-2020, 03:06 PM   #23
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Thanks for response! Do you have a thread that shows how folks like yourself installed the tru max transmission cooler? Btw, I have the Ujoint bumper.



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Most of us just followed Badgertrek's lead on the TruCool Max installation. BadgerTrek: Sportsmobile base Ford E350


More here: https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...ers-17754.html
https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...date-6370.html
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I did a new Ford Oil Cooler. I think they work properly when not clogged. All the other crap to do a BPD OC seems to just be another problem waiting to happen. I don't recall seeing an unbiased report as to how it helps on a long haul in 100 degree temps. For what it's worth I did the cast iron heads. Don't think the weight saving is worth the cost ( on a 10,000 lb van ) O rings Hardened seats, REAL Valve guides new valves did it for me.
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We should do a step by step on your van. Probably get 4 million likes. Might even pay for your motor. Ha Ha Ha

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Question from the back of the room. Ucsundog, what injectors will you be installing in the new motor?



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Question from the back of the room. Ucsundog, what injectors will you be installing in the new motor?



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Hi Eric,

Since I'm doing the KC1.5 turbo, I'm debating whether or not I keep the stock injectors or new stock injectors 155/30. Not sure if it's worth throwing another 2300 for all new injectors.

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I did a new Ford Oil Cooler. I think they work properly when not clogged. All the other crap to do a BPD OC seems to just be another problem waiting to happen. I don't recall seeing an unbiased report as to how it helps on a long haul in 100 degree temps. For what it's worth I did the cast iron heads. Don't think the weight saving is worth the cost ( on a 10,000 lb van ) O rings Hardened seats, REAL Valve guides new valves did it for me.
Thanks! I decided not to do the ALuminum heads and maybe put that money to new injectors.
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We should do a step by step on your van. Probably get 4 million likes. Might even pay for your motor. Ha Ha Ha

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Since I've decided to get a Long block, as of now I'm contemplating on hiring someone (J's performance shop, or another shop), or If I can hire my friend who works on these Vans as a "consultant" to help with the process. If I go with the latter option, I will definitely document and record the whole experience and post on my youtube channel.
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Wow, that's way expensive to fix all the Ford problems with that 6.0.
My friend he as a 05 6.0...and it's left him high & dry to the tune of $14.000.00 so far and he still has 5-7k more work to do.
Be it here nor there...just a horrid ugly mess Ford passed on to consumers.....
My other friend had a 6.0 crewcab F250.... For the cost of the required repairs he sold it and bought a used Sprinter with money to spare, albeit it's gas...but he's happy.
The other had his service done up in the S.F. Bay area, and was referred by Bulletproof Diesel as a installer.
Diesels are just too expensive for me, my 7.3 will be my last one...the cost if maintenance and repairs in the long run in just too prohibitive to me...I'm a blue collar Workin guy...in 2020.....I can't justify the long term expense vs reward .
But set up and rebuild or low mileage diesel and pray nothing goes wrong it certainly can be good at 3 to 400 horsepower for three to four hundred thousand miles..... Not too shabby.
Post progress of your endeavor I will send a link to my friend so he can follow what you do.
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