Sponsored

Lets Talk Diff Coolers....

GT_Dave

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2015
Threads
11
Messages
1,075
Reaction score
687
Location
NE Illinois
Vehicle(s)
1970 Mach 1 408EFI , 2016 GT350
Pry yourself away from the keypad, climb under your track pack then come back and tell us where Ford put the differential temp sensor.
Go to post #43, I have a picture of the sensor that I added in the factory sensor location.
 

mattlqx

Driver
Joined
Aug 21, 2015
Threads
15
Messages
2,478
Reaction score
1,632
Location
Mesa, AZ
First Name
Matt
Vehicle(s)
'22 Mach 1, '16 F-150, '14 Fiesta ST, '14 Audi A7
Pry yourself away from the keypad, climb under your track pack then come back and tell us where Ford put the differential temp sensor.
Go back and look at the first freaking page of the thread.
 

Bossdog

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2016
Threads
15
Messages
179
Reaction score
68
Location
Michigan
Vehicle(s)
2019 GT PP2
How many feet of exhaust wrap will I need to wrap the section around my Diff? Assuming 50% overlap?
The distance is about 2 feet, so is 5 feet for each side a reasonable be guess? Looks like there is 15 Ft rolls available.
Thanks for input from those who have done it!

I apologize if this has been addressed earlier in the thread.
 

Sponsored

1 old racer

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 20, 2018
Threads
62
Messages
1,346
Reaction score
1,792
Location
Fontana CA
First Name
Will
Vehicle(s)
2018 Royal Crimson GT PP1 prem., and others
Vehicle Showcase
1
I cant remember how much I used but yes use 50% overlap. Here is a old pic I took when I installed my wrap
20181223_143222.jpg
 

Bossdog

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2016
Threads
15
Messages
179
Reaction score
68
Location
Michigan
Vehicle(s)
2019 GT PP2
I should have paused and made a calculation, now that I see it wrapped, its an easy calculation:
Pipe Diameter X3.14 = 8. Each revolution covers 1 inch, (@ 50% overlap) you need to cover about 24 inches. 8" x 24" = 196 inches / 12 = 16 feet
The 15 foot wrap was a little shorter than I intended to cover, but should do the job.

EXHAUST WRAP Sept 2023.jpg
 

autobahnGT350

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2015
Threads
32
Messages
551
Reaction score
178
Location
Northern Virginia
Vehicle(s)
2016 GT 350
I cant remember how much I used but yes use 50% overlap. Here is a old pic I took when I installed my wrap
20181223_143222.jpg
How effective is the wrap at keeping the rear differential cooler than without the wrap? Is this an easy way to help lower rear end temps without adding an external cooler?
 

WD Pro

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2018
Threads
121
Messages
5,667
Reaction score
10,885
Location
United Kingdom
Vehicle(s)
Lime GT
Vehicle Showcase
1
Metallic ceramic coating cuts radiated heat by 30% so that could be another option - on its own, or with other steps too.

I can’t answer how much difference it makes in the ‘real world’ but my gut feeling is it helps.

Maybe I’m just going easier on the car, but enthusiastic driving doesn’t move the gauge as quickly as it did - but then the sensor was also replaced with the new cover, so maybe that’s a (small) difference attributable to the new sensor and not the coating … ?

1693673441601.jpeg


1693673411587.jpeg


WD :like:
 

1 old racer

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 20, 2018
Threads
62
Messages
1,346
Reaction score
1,792
Location
Fontana CA
First Name
Will
Vehicle(s)
2018 Royal Crimson GT PP1 prem., and others
Vehicle Showcase
1
How effective is the wrap at keeping the rear differential cooler than without the wrap? Is this an easy way to help lower rear end temps without adding an external cooler?
The wrap was effective for my 1st season on the track. I am a old track whore so after I got faster and pushed a lot harder I had to move up to a cooler. I do feel that you should start with the wrap and invest in a leaf blower. When you get back to the pits, just place the leaf blower under the car and point it at the diff. for a few mins and that may be enough til you really start to push the car. It may be enough and you wont have to step up to a cooler.
 

Bossdog

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2016
Threads
15
Messages
179
Reaction score
68
Location
Michigan
Vehicle(s)
2019 GT PP2
How effective is the wrap at keeping the rear differential cooler than without the wrap? Is this an easy way to help lower rear end temps without adding an external cooler?
Its Just a Band-Aid. If you intend to take your S550 to the track, my suggestion is get a diff cooler. For me, I spend so much time and money getting to the track, the LAST thing I want to have to do is Sit out because of a Hot Diff.
Sponsored

 
 




Top