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  2. DIY ZF transmission cooler and kit

    Thanks heaps Arron! I am bypassing the heat exchanger, so plan is now to use the Aeroflow right angle fitting out of the box, then 8 AN to 3/8" barb adaptor, then hose to the cooler, with my switch plumbed on along the way somewhere. In reality, there's probably no reason why I can't leave the coolant hoses hooked up to the heat exchanger temporarily if the front one won't reach up to the t-piece - but at least sorting that isn't dependent on having the transmission open or the bumper off, so won't be time critical on the day. For anyone else looking for it, the Gulf Western Syntrans is now called Syn-TS. Product code for 20L is 32058. Rang GW direct and they have sent me a drum for $153 shipping included. Just getting parts sorted so I can do this as soon as my warranty is done. I'll put up pics etc when I do. Edit: Checked last night when doing the fuel filter and coolant - has a steel pan so will just grab gasket, filter and mech sock.
  3. check out the 'over 300, over 400' etc sections of the forum. so many details of builds that have been done to achieve various power levels.
  4. Yesterday
  5. Which Firewall Grommet?

    yep, wire up illumination to the 12v source (cig lighter) circuit. You might find they're too bright at night, so a quick trip to jaycar for a potentiometer wired inline to lower the lighting voltage so that it dims the lights themselves.
  6. The Off Topic Thread.

    morning all, happy Wednesday
  7. The Off Topic Thread.

    Ha, there's definitely that.
  8. Which Firewall Grommet?

    Thanks lads. I feel like abit of an idiot - after your replies it took me about 5 seconds to lift up the floor mat and find the grommet underneath the passenger footwell. Didnt even need to remove the glovebox. My mistake the other day was trying to find it and remove it from the engine bay as that's how I remember it from the EB, not realising it was so easily accessible from the cabin! While we're on topic, anything I should be aware of or tips regarding wiring them up to the 12v? They are just $50 SAAS Guages so I didn't plan on fusing them seperately, especially since the cig lighter circuit is fused anyway. Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk
  9. DIY ZF transmission cooler and kit

    Use fittings that come from the box to the cooler. 10mm hose is fine. The inlet at the box and PWR cooler are only 7-8mm. Are you by passing the heat exchanger or running in series. Get rid of the std plastic hoses. 3/8 barbed cooler is fine. Take a look at the inlet and outlet of the cooler is a small size. They are all the same from 5/16 to 1/2 inch barb. Use gulf western Syn . I have it in 3 cars . About $150 for 20L. I suggest a metal pan with a drain if its a plastic one and change the mechatronics plug sleeve at the same time. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ZF-6hp26-ford-bmw-Automatic-Transmission-Mechatronic-Plug-Sleeve-six-speed-OE/191650661670?epid=25006064004&hash=item2c9f450526%3Ag%3AOw4AAOSwDNdVvfsE&LH_PrefLoc=1&_sacat=0&_nkw=zf+6+speed++fittings&_from=R40&rt=nc&LH_TitleDesc=0|0 Use the metal gasket, https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ford-non-genuine-ZF-6HP26-6-Spd-Automatic-Trans-Steel-Sump-pan-Conversion-kit/201433334380?hash=item2ee65cc26c:g:r4YAAOSwFnFV~g1v You need a pair of these and these. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Aeroflow-Transmission-Oil-Cooler-Adapter-Fittings-2-Pack-Suit-Ford-ZF-6HP26-6/192245865004?epid=16015387921&hash=item2cc2bf1a2c%3Ag%3ABNwAAOSwlXhZZjQZ&LH_PrefLoc=1&_sacat=0&_nkw=zf+gearbox+oil++fittings&_from=R40&rt=nc&LH_TitleDesc=0 https://www.enginemaster.com.au/aeroflow-straight-hose-barb-3-8-to-8an-female-af41~1203
  10. DIY ZF transmission cooler and kit

    Thanks, I'll have a read.
  11. Overline icc

    No idea but they pretty much sold out in a week
  12. Overline icc

    out of stock? I cant see them being a big seller. did they have stock of like 10 haha
  13. DIY ZF transmission cooler and kit

    The lines are 12 or 13mm Have a look in jets thread there's heaps of info (recently) about how he does his installs (with pictures! -pretty good install too)
  14. The Off Topic Thread.

    oh well; you've got internet access, so it could definitely be worse
  15. The Off Topic Thread.

    Over it already. It's not even like I'm flat out and overly engaged. Be better once uni starts again in a couple of weeks - I'll have something to do then at least. I think that's what's most annoying - being away from home/GF/doggo and having very little of actual use to do.
  16. The Off Topic Thread.

    close... it's within a week?
  17. The Off Topic Thread.

    ^Incorrect. Back up to work for me for another week...is it next Tuesday yet?
  18. What Did You Do To Your Car Today?

    After the last Kluger service I left the drain pan sitting next to the bench while I found a container. When I came back I knocked my impact driver straight into the oil - fully submerged. Smells like uses engine oil whenever I use it, but runs super quiet! So yeah, hose into a container will be nice!
  19. Hey guys. Anyone able to point me in the right direction for sizing, etc. for a few parts? I'm looking to do a trans cooler for my ZF. I had already bought a PWR cooler to go in the BA. Fitting that up was going to be easy enough, as the transmission lines run all the way to the radiator. I'd bought the generic kit as I was planning to install behind the bumper on the driver's side and most of the kits suited non-turbo installations in front of the radiator. So I'm in the position now of having to build my own kit for the ZF. The cooler has 3/8" barbed connections. So far I've grabbed some 3/8" transmission fluid hose, some bar to make brackets, a 3/8" Derale thermo switch to drive the fan, a Davies Craig fan plus wiring and relay, and a regular switch. Plan is to wire the thermo switch and regular switch in parallel, so I can use the regular switch as a manual override to test the fan, etc. Also thinking I'll run an LED to the dash to show when the thermo switch has kicked in. Ideally I'd have the parts all ready to go when I pull the front bumper off but I can't find too much about hose sizes etc. Does anyone who has done this before know: 1. For the coolant hoses in/out of the existing heat exchanger, will the one that comes from near the oil filter reach to the t-piece in the heater hose that the second hose comes from? iei to eliminate one hose from the circuit. Or do I just need to join the two ends together that were on the heat exchanger? If so, does anyone know what size male to male fitting is needed? 2. Do people tend to use the existing fluid hoses from the transmission and extend them to the cooler? Or is it better to fit all new hose with a fitting from the transmission? If the second option, what are the fittings into the transmission? I've got to fit the thermo switch somewhere anyway, so the break in the hose is no big deal. 3. If I am just extending the existing transmission lines, are the factory lines 3/8" Thanks heaps - will be a much faster job if I have all of the parts ready to go. I'll add to this thread a parts list and details of what I did so that it might be useful for someone else later. Was going to top up with Lifeguard, but given the car has done 110,000 km, I might take the opportunity to do a flush and filter change with Gulf Western Syntrans. If guys like Ralph and Jet are using it, that's good enough for me.
  20. What Did You Do To Your Car Today?

    Just did the same. That 90 is gonna make it so easy and without mess.
  21. What Did You Do To Your Car Today?

    No worries! I had bought for my BA but hadn't fitted. On the FG it looks like it will squirt at a cross member, so just ordered the 90 degree elbow and a hose so I can direct into drain pan, or even directly into a container!
  22. Where to go after R888

    Any feedback on wet performance at this stage? Also keen to see if anyone has tried the Hankook RS4
  23. Last week
  24. Which Firewall Grommet?

    Just use the clutch grommet. that's what I did... My car is manual. Just squeeze it on the side.
  25. The Off Topic Thread.

    morning azza and everybody else definitely a happy Tuesday
  26. Which Firewall Grommet?

    you mean your's is "not a manual"? either way, you can go through the brake grommet on the drivers side or you can go through a grommet on the passenger side that you can easily see if you stick your head underneath the glovebox. It's easy to access if you remove the glovebox. To get the wires through, drill a hole slightly smaller than the total diameter of the desired wires/senders to go through. Then pull them through until they seal around the edge. Use some sealant around the edge of the wires if you're concerned there will be any leakage.
  27. The Off Topic Thread.

    Happy Tuesday my good people.
  28. Hi Guys, sorry for the really simple/stupid question but I've searched endlessly and can't find the answer I'm looking for. I bought 3x52mm guages the other day to mount where the tissue box is, but I couldn't find which grommet to route the wires through for Boost, Oil Pres and Oil Temp without damaging it! I didn't think it was a good idea to be drilling through them in case water gets in the cabin in the future, but is that the only way? In auto cars people talk about using the grommet for the clutch, but with mine being a manual that is not an option... Last time I did this stuff was installing a stereo in my EB about 12 years ago. I seem to remember it being much simpler...
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