Part should be in next week.
Sorry for your current troubles BUT I really appreciate that you posted your Amazon experience here as a warning to myself and others.I've been quiet because I had a rough week...the part came in and buyer beware, it's a counterfeit! Even though the amazon page lists it as 'Ford 2C3Z-7H322-BA - VALVE ASY' and has this pic, what I got had part number D36999D all over it and the paperwork.
It works great, much better than the bypass valve which must have been messed up for years and here's why. Just got back from a fishing trip with lots of challenging elevation changes between Abq and Las Vegas, NM. In 90* weather, the max temp I saw was 170*. Compare that to 220* on last months trip with less challenging terrain and temps. Compare that to 195* last summer on a 3000 miles trip to Wyoming and back.I hope your TFT gauge works.
I will be curious your experience.
Maybe, but probably not. The bypass was designed to maintain flow to the rear lubrication system if the coolers were plugged. If you remove the bypass and the cooling system were to suddenly get plugged you will have zero flow to the rear half of the trans lube system. If this happens the trans will get wiped out faster than the temperature will climb.If the cooler gets compromised, my quite accurate autometer gage will let me know. Not sure why it would except for a catastrophic internal trans failure, right?