I,ve got a 170 T Stat.Are you talking about the trans cooler (below the fog light)? That's the oil-to-air cooler and there's also an oil-to-water cooler on top of the 6F55. I haven't seen my TFT rise over ECT, so it's good to go. The Mercon LV is designed to run a bit hotter than what we expected with 1970s and 1980s transmission fluids. A 170F engine coolant t-stat would probably help lower that temp a bit.
Have you checked your Trans Fluid Temp readings before and after the 170F t-stat? I know in the past my TFT will follow the ECT +/- 1F, so about 205F after a nice thrashing in the summer. If your ECT is kept at around 180F-190F with the 170F t-stat, your TFT should be a bit lower than 205F fully warmed up.I,ve got a 170 T Stat.
What year is your car?So I live in Las Vegas and my FFS did not come with the factory oil cooler so my plan is to add the MKZ oil cooler assembly to help with cooling this summer , with new ford parts costing 169 bucks I figure it is cheap insurance , once I have completed the install I will post pics and do a quick write up on the install .
That's great news! It looks to be a royal PITA to swap. It's two hose sets zip-tied together at the factory.Metro the rear hose was plug and play no issues or cutting needed
So exactly what parts, part numbers would be great, are needed to add this piece to our cars? Funny how Ford thought it only necessary to put this on the more expensive Lincoln.That's great news! It looks to be a royal PITA to swap. It's two hose sets zip-tied together at the factory.
After looking at how the oil cooler ports were oriented and the way our stock rear hose looked I had a feeling the MKZ version wasn't needed. But I found it at a very low price just in case.