Home
About us
Employment
Our Location
Contact us
Terms of Sale
Shipping
Privacy
Dealers/Resellers
Volume Pricing
 
 





What's New

Automotive Products

Alfa Romeo Front Plate Holders

Audi Front Plate Holders

Ferrari Front Plate Holders

Maserati Front Plate Holders

McLaren Front License Plate Holders

Mercedes-Benz Front License Plate Holders

Porsche Front License Plate Holders

Volvo Front License Plate Holders




Ferrari Parts

Ferrari Transmission Cooler

Rare Automotive Artwork

Automotive Specials


How to Order



Audio Equipment Specials


Reel2Reel & Cassette Drive Belts, Turntable Belts, Tone Arm Belts, Idler Tires

Car Stereo Cassette Drive Belts, Car Stereo Cassette Idler Tires

Manuals - Teac Tascam & More Service/Owners

Meter Lamps - Axial & Fuse Types

Tape Recorder Parts- E-Clips, Pinch Rollers, & More

Audio & Home Theater
Services Offered

Products Overview

Product Descriptions

Manufacturers

Additional Divisions To Be Included

Dynamic Acoustics History

Dynamic Computer Systems


Company Sponsored Events

<h1>Ferrari Ferrari transmission Cooler</h1>, <h2>Ferrari transmission cooler replacement</h2>
FERRARI TRANSMISSION COOLER

Please Note: This product development was set aside in August, 2012, but due to extreme demand it will soon be available. Check this page for updates.

If you own a 355 Ferrari, a 360 Ferrari, a 360 Challenge Stradale, a 430 Ferrari, or a Scuderia you should know that there is a potential damaging ticking time bomb in your vehicle about which you should be very, very concerned.

Included in the design of these models is what Ferrari refers to as a "heat exchanger" the function of which was to cool the transmission oil with engine coolant. This is the ticking time bomb!

This "heat exchanger" on the 355 and 360 series cars is a heavy tubular metal design mounted between the water pump and the water inlet nipple to the cylinder heads. See the drawing and note the location below the air intakes marked "OEM Exchanger" in red.

360 Heat Exchanger Location
360 OEM Heat Exchanger Body


Within the body of this Ferrari factory tubular "heat exchanger" is a series of small tubes through which engine coolant flows. Within the jacket of the "exchanger" but outside of these tubes (partially visible in the drawing) 75 weight transmission gear oil is circulated under pressure. The design was to allow engine coolant to reduce the temperature of the transmission gear oil as it was circulated through the exchanger.

Due to the proximity of the catalytic converters straddling the gearbox, engine heat, and the limited air flow due in the engine compartment having the bottom pan, there is considerable ambient heat that builds up within the transmission. This heat quickly degrades the gear oil which adds considerably to gear, synchronizer, and bearing wear and which accelerates transmission wear and makes shifting very difficult.

The factory "exchanger" not only fails to reduce heat from the transmission oil, it adds resistance to the flow of coolant water to the cylinder heads and actually introduces considerable heat from the transmission gear oil into the engine! This is not a very desirable result.

The time bomb consideration is that this exchanger will fail, and when it does there will be a very unpleasant disaster. The cooling system will be flooded with 75 weight gear oil and your transmission will be full of coolant! This is without question a horrible and very undesirable result.

While regular intervals of antifreeze replacement are always advised the process will not, in and of itself, prevent the degradation of the original cooler. It is a poor design destined for failure. So it is best to be fully preventative to get rid of the idea of using coolant to cool oil!

This exact scenario happened to a local 360 owner. The cost to clean up this mess but not including tearing the gearbox apart for rebuilding was in the nature of $10,000.00! In addition, who now knows what the lifespan of that gearbox will be and what damage the gear oil will do to the cooling system? Worse yet it is almost impossible to completely rid the cooling system of the induced gear oil residue. To safeguard the transmission and rear end the gearbox should be completely disassembled, cleaned, seals replaced, and the box fully rebuilt. Again, another huge expense beyond what has been above outlined!

We began working on an advanced alternative to the OEM "heat exchanger" issue some time before this disaster happened to our friend in order to head off such a potential disaster and subsequent expense and to add longevity and additional protection to the transmission by way of better gear oil cooling. Our research and development has paid off very well as we now have the ultimate solution.

Our FTC series of Ferrari transmission coolers answers and intelligently corrects all the potential disasters and issues above mentioned, and the cost for this entire package is only slightly more than the cost of that horrendously-designed factory heat exchanger!

To install our replacement transmission cooler in the 355 and 360 series vehicles the OEM "heat exchanger" is removed and is replaced with a section of extremely high quality, multi-layered heater hose with advanced stainless steel clamps and the OEM oil lines are then routed to our designated safe location on the vehicles and are then connected to our Ferrari transmission cooler coil.

The replacement procedure for the 430 series of vehicles is slightly different, but all required equipment to bypass the OEM exchanger is included.

The installation of our Ferrari Transmission Cooler should be important to 430 series owners. As in the 355 and 360 models this configuration funnels transmission oil to be "cooled" by hot engine cooling water. Just what type of cooling is that? This is also not a desirable function according to our view.

While the factory 430 transmission cooler design differs from that of the 355 and 360 it still is a poor concept that subjects the vital components to the same impending disaster of cooler failure.

The actual coil of our Ferrari transmission cooler is an extremely high grade model used by Ferrari in some applications, and it has a temperature sensor attached the purpose of which is to control the attached cooling fan as needed.

We will also be supplying an small in-line filter to ensure no metal particles from the gearbox enter the cooler core to cause a blockage.

Provided are detailed instructions and all the necessary cleverly engineered and designed mounting brackets with appropriate heat shields which are secured both by OEM bolts and with the hardware supplied. There is absolutely no drilling or cutting required at all! This is a straight forward mechanical installation process with a few electrical connections. The process does require considerable mechanical automotive ability and/or experience as the intake manifold must be removed to access and to replace the OEM cooler assembly.

Included with and part of the cooling coil is a small, high speed sealed fan (also a Ferrari component), the fan shroud, wiring harness, necessary fusing and relay, wire ties, banjo bolt seals, and miscellaneous necessary items to complete the installation.

In addition to all necessary mechanical parts also supplied are the intake gaskets for the intake manifold to be used in the event that the original Ferrari cooler cannot be removed unless the intake manifold is removed..

The installation applies to both the F1 and the manual transmission models.

The FTC-355 fits the 355 Ferrari, the FTC-360 fits the 360 Ferrari and the Challenge Stradale Ferrari, and the FTC-430 is for the 430 and Scuderia models.

Product availability should be approximately late Summer, 2018.


If you are a serious Ferrarista, are very concerned about maintaining the mechanical integrity of your Ferrari, concerned about securing your peace of mind, seriously want to prevent an expensive disaster, and if you want the transmission cooling performance that has been achieved with race cars then you must have this upgrade!

The cost of our Ferrari transmission cooler upgrade including the necessary installation will definitely be a fraction of the cost should the inevitable disaster have occurred, and after having it installed you will then not only know that your vehicle's cooling water and transmission gear oil will definitely never again mix in your vehicle, you will be assured that your transmission will run 47-50 degrees Farenheit cooler than it presently does! That temperature decrease will definitely extend the life of your transmission, maintain the integrity of its oil, and greatly facilitate shifting.

Please contact us or your local Ferrari mechanic for further information and specific details.



FTC-355 355 series Ferrari $1,599.50
FTC-360 360/CS series Ferrari $1,599.50
FTC-430 430/Scuderia Series Ferrari $1,499.50

When ordering or inquiring about application for the 360 series, please advise if you have a 1999 model year vehicle.

E-Mail:sales@dynamtechgroup.com



This page last updated: 04/27/2018
 
       
     


Copyright 2003-2020. All rights reserved.
Dynamic Technology Group