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  1. I got to test this thing out under load and I must say this cooler rocks, With everything hooked up I’m grossing 21.5k, I didn’t go over wolf creek but got to test it with some other large hills that were about 8 miles long and 5-6% plus lots of rolling hills and city driving, the hottest I have got toward the top at the steepest grade and that was 210 degree, keep in mind that I’m still probing at the output trans line so the temps in the pan are significantly cooler. Even with my engine temp creeping up to 215, the trans output seemed To be 5 degree cooler. On flat and rolling hills It maintains 160 consistently, I do run with the overdrive locked out when loaded this heavy, the city temps will creep up to 190 in stop and go traffic with 80-90 ambient temps,, I was under the impression that the cooling fan was going to be noisy but can’t even hear it, probably due to its location under the bed, I just bypassed the thermo temp switch probe it came with and have a toggle switch in the cab and I can flip it on and give the cooling a head start if I’m coming to a big grade ,
  2. On my last recent outing With the 5ver hooked up, and pulling some of Colorado’s steeper grades like wolf creek pass that’s 9 miles and 7-9% grade with a couple hairpin switchbacks and no breaks climbing the grade to help with cooling, my trans was creeping up to 250’ before I reached the top, ( the trans temp probe is on the output line side so I am reading the hottest temp possible as it’s just leaving the torque converter) as I was nearly to the top I just kept going and let it cool at the summit, grossing around 19k, everything else was holding its own, but the transmission temps, and having a fresh tranny rebuild I need to try prolong the trans. life the best I can, so I figured the best way to reduce the hot output temps was to reduce the fluid temps in the pan. So I ordered the Derale hyper cool 15960, Derale has a few coolers out there but I chose this one because of the stacked plate cooler core and 1/2” fittings and 500 CFM fan, I pared this up with the ATS deep trans pan, mostly for the built in trans temp probe in the pan and a drain plug. but it’s a beefy looking unit anyway. I was trying to find a remote location for this cooler, and with a short bed 4x4 space was limited, and I mean really limited , most people install these behind the transfer case with the long beds but my fuel tank was not allowing that to happen, I also wanted to avoid mounting outside of frame for obvious reasons, so I had to move it under the bed and to get away from the muffler I was damn near right above the rear axle, I also wanted to keep it mounted at a 45’ angle to help with air flow to the core, and trying not to let it hang straight down for the fear of it coming in contact with road debris, fabbing your own brackets is a necessity with these as they are just a universal fit for all vehicles, The kit only comes with 10’ of 1/2 rubber line so being far back toward the rear I had to go to the parts store and get 10 more feet to get it back to the transmission . here’s a few pics what I got so far, I do plan on keeping the temp probe on the output line just for testing to see how much the output temps reduce, then I’m going to move it to the pan and I’m sure the temps will be reduced quite a bit, If I can regulate 210 degree in the pan towing heavy and steep I’ll be happy, tomorrow’s project is to wire the fan with an override switch to turn it off and on as I see fit, I will update how the temps go, as I might be doing another road trip, this time with the boat hooked to the 5ver.
  3. I would just try replacing the starter contacts in the solenoid, mine did that a long time ago, and replaced the contacts, still cranking on the original starter at 350k, back then napa was stocking them, but you can still get them on order, I know Genos or Larry B’s still stocks them
  4. A stock valve body will allow lock up in 3rd and overdrive like you explain .a modified VB will allow lock up in 2nd.
  5. The Air Dog 4g and Raptor 4G are not the same, (back when I installed one, the 4G wasn’t even heard of as far as I know I think it’s just the pump that has been upgraded) The Air Dog is plumbed with a return and has the extra filters, the raptor is just plumbed in-line on your suction side and no return line plumbing is used, @dieseldon it sounds like you have the frame mount raptor 150 or 100, not sure which one but plumbing should be the same, I installed one of these about 10 years ago, it’s basically just adding a 1/2 inch suction tube in place of your existing suction tube in the fuel basket, then running 1/2 “ line to inlet port of raptor and 1/2” line on outlet port of raptor directly to your existing fuel canister on your engine block, from fuel canister to VP is added 1/2”or 3/8 line which is not included in the original raptor plumbing, like I say it’s been awhile since doing one of these so don’t beat me up to bad if something’s missing, just going off memory, I will search for original raptor 100 and 150 instructions to help with the confusion see if these help
  6. I remember doing mine completely with cleaning the box and replacing heater core and evaporator, as far as the ac it leaked down at the time so no recapturing Freon needed, just had to pull a vacuum and recharge my self, but if one does not want to invest in the tools the 150.00 for a compete ac job probably is in the norm.but to each their own on that one . It took me a full weekend, with lots of interruptions, and the following week working on it after 12 hour work days and comming home and spending maybe an hour or so on it and buttoning it up the following Saturday, just saying it’s a job that you don’t want to take short cuts if you can help it, I think it’s been 7 or 8 years and I don’t plan on going back in there. Another trick is if you need a windshield (I know this job just keeps getting more expensive) you can buy yourself a lot of room by removing your broken windshield and get a mobile windshield installer when finished. And then you can enjoy a new windshield along with good clean heat, and ac
  7. I bet she enjoys that car, Does that mean you go shopping for a new 5ver,? That scene looks all to familiar, When I took my wife to look at some new (used) campers I had a few picked out, I took her to the most expensive one first, because it was close, we didn’t make it to the rest of them, I now have RV payments again, but a happy wife is a good life .
  8. Just looking at the pics, that trailer looks to lite to double tow behind it, you need to consider you don’t want to exceed the gvwr of the trailer itself, even though all the vehicle weight won’t be on the trailer itself it still needs factored in. Also I know their is a lot of states back east that prohibit double towing, and some states require the first vehicle in tow to be a fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch. out west here it’s legal in the states I double tow, but it would be something you would have to look into, It would probably be easier and safer to find a driver for that car, A forty foot gooseneck could be an option
  9. Our liberties are being questioned
  10. If my youngest ends up with mine I’m going to have to make sure I stay alive long enough to make sure it don’t end up with 44” tires and an 8” axle dump, I don’t know where he learns such language, maybe I should just do@dripley route and just go with a big hole, at least I will be able to Rest In Peace
  11. Your tank should be vented and not pressurize, unless it’s clogged.
  12. ^^^^ This would be my suggestion, I have heard good reviews on these, I’m fixing to purchase one myself along with ATS deep trans pan. I don’t believe the pan itself will help much on temps but getting it for the ability to have a temp probe in the pan along with a drain plug,, and this coupled with a thermostatic fan controlled cooler should do the trick
  13. Anybody got any updates or issues with these, I’m chasing a couple leaks with my originals, probably should just get a new set
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