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Old 06-16-2017, 04:51 PM   #29
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My F-150 had a transmission cooler in front of the radiator. At highway speeds it was fine. Climbing a 8% grade at 30-35 mph in 2nd gear, with bicycles on a front hitch rack disrupting the air flow, not so much. A lot depends on your transmission (mine was 4 speed) and whether or not you have tow/haul (I didn't) but there is no substitute for air flow over the cooler and radiator. I was going to fit an active (thermostatically-controlled fan) cooler to the truck but traded it before I got around to it.

I would think that as long as you are below GCVWR, and can climb the hills at a reasonable speed, there is no need for another cooler.

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Old 06-16-2017, 06:14 PM   #30
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Agree with what other owners have said - our stock 2008 2500HD has been many times from our home near Toronto to Arizona, California, Florida, with no issues.

I think you'll be fine!

Oh - I tell a lie - we did have a problem with a bad load of fuel once - heed the advice to only buy your diesel fuel from large stations with lots of turnover so that the fuel is fresh - Flying J etc.

I knew that, and we normally did, but one time got caught short in the hills of Pennsylvania and filled up at a seedy little gas station in the middle of nowhere.

About two hours later we had problems - truck could not exceed 20mph, all kinds of dash warning messages to service the fuel filter.

Luckily we limped in to a GM dealer five mies down the road and all was resolved!
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