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Recommended Transmission Cooler And Oil Cooler For 2013 Ford F-150 EcoBoost 3.5L V6


I have an F150 Ecoboost 3.5L V6. It has the current factory Standard Transmission Cooler installed which measures around 22inch wide looks just like the attached picture. I want to upgrade that cooler to a larger capacity for better cooling and I want to add an oil cooler as well. Is there a replacement/upgrade trans cooler that will fit into the factory mount theres room for about 8 inches tall or so in the bracket, but the current is about 3.5inch tall or so so that I dont have to do a lot of re-engineering to get an aftermarket one installed? Also, what would you recommend for an oil cooler? My truck has the 3.15 gear ratio in a super crew with the 145inch WB so Im limited to 8500 lbs. Im towing a travel trailer weighing in at just under 6k lbs dry. Want to keep the engine as cool as possible.


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For your 2013 Ford F-150 with 3.5L V6 EcoBoost, I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class III - Efficient # D13503. This cooler has furnace-brazed aluminum construction and 3/4 inch turbulator plates for more efficient cooling. It comes with the complete mounting kit and measures 11 wide x 8-3/4 tall x 7/8 inches deep. This will give you more than enough room to also add an oil cooler.

For your oil cooler, I recommend the Derale Plate-Fin Engine Oil Cooler Kit w/ Adjustable Sandwich Adapter (Multiple Threads) - Class V # D15405. This cooler can mount right next to your transmission cooler and will reduce your oil temperature by up to 50 degrees. The sandwich adapter allows you to use external lines without relocating your oil filter.

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