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Old 08-11-2001, 10:02 AM   #1
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Default 4EAT tranny cooler

how easy is it to install an aftermarket auto tranny cooler? and does anyone have and suggestions on a brand or size?

i am sure i could search but i am to damn lazy
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Old 08-11-2001, 12:03 PM   #2
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I did this just last week, no prob. here's a link to all you'll need.
http://members.tripod.com/karguyzine/mod_atcooler.html

Have fun
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Old 08-11-2001, 06:26 PM   #3
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Default Mikey!

Hey Mike,

Is that your real name? Scarey!
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Old 08-11-2001, 09:13 PM   #4
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is that the cooler on your car? is there any way to monitor the tempsof the tranny with a gauge mounted somewere...? i want this on my RS, i worry about heat with all the driving i do. i like customizing my setups. for optimum performance and efficiancy.
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Old 08-11-2001, 09:43 PM   #5
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Kevin, yes that is my real name and trust me I get comments like that all the time. Some of the reactions I get are kind of funny, I also get aren't you the guy from Friday the 13th.

Bratmantlz: No, that is not the cooler on my car that was what I found when I did a search here. Here is a link to find a Tranny temp gauge http://www.performance-gauges.com/index.html Click on Autometer Automotive, Performance instruments, 2 1/16 Electrical instruments and about 2/3 down on the right is a tranny temp gauge.

I have been very impressed with my cooler, just sitting in the drive with the motor running and no fans i can tell a diff. in temps between the two lines with my hand.


Hope this helps
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Old 08-13-2001, 10:46 AM   #6
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I went with a B&M Super Cooler from Carparts.com. It also cost about $40, but it just seemed much more rugged than the Hayden.

One bit of advice though...before you lock the "zip tie" things in place, make sure that the radiator and A/C condensor are bolted in place. I didn't and when I moved them into place, the little locking tabs when flying off because the distance between that radiator and condensor increased. I couldn't get 2 of them back on because I had already trimmed the zip-tie things down to size.
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Old 08-15-2001, 10:09 AM   #7
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I have a pamphlet on one that I saw at the syracuse nationals (hot rod show). Its pretty awesome - has a reversable fan, thermostat, and its made of polished aluminium. Price is around $120. A really pro piece of gear.

I am going to purchase it. I just have to wait for my new batter terminals to come in (nice ones with accessory taps). I'll post pics once I get it on.
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Old 08-15-2001, 10:54 AM   #8
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Default Joncas

Do you have the name brand of this $120 trans cooler? And I assume that the thermostat thats included will require some type of gauge to read it or does that come with it? I'd like to look this up myself....need to install on before the 28th of august.

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Old 08-15-2001, 08:02 PM   #9
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i did the same mod with the Hayden auto tranny cooler for compact cars. it is installed just like the one in the instructions. very easy to do. worth the money in the long run i think.
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Old 08-27-2001, 08:04 PM   #10
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Default I just installed the B+M polished super cooler

I won't have pics for a week or so...but I installed the cooler on the passenger side of the top front and used stainless steel 3/8" line to plumb it to the cooling system. I didn't cut the factory hoses at all...just stuck my first stainless line where the factroy hose ends on the drivers side (outlet hose from radiator).
The cooler itself fits on the top part of the front radiator area between the hood latch and the ride side radiator support....a little tight getting the grill back on but doable. It fits great and looks really sharp. Also, the stainless tubes radiate heat adding to the cooling effect. I plan to eventually have braided stainless lines made.

All together I'm in this for about $80....$49 for the cooler, 20 for the ss tubing and ~$10 for the clamps and other fasteners.

I highly recommend

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Old 08-27-2001, 11:42 PM   #11
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Default check w/U-Haul

I forget prices off the top of my head, but I've worked there for the past year+. We install tranny coolers for towing applications, normally. Check with your local U-Haul center for prices and install hours. U-Haul also sells them over the counter starting at around $43.

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Old 08-28-2001, 12:26 AM   #12
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FWIW, I installed a dual circuit oil/tranny cooler/remote oil filter housing in my RS about a year ago. Think it was about $99 from Summit Racing. Easy to install and good peace of mind!

Cheers! John
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Old 08-28-2001, 01:44 AM   #13
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DIY Mods on my site... I have a hayden trans cooler install I did months ago.

Hope it helps

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Old 08-28-2001, 02:44 AM   #14
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I've got a Hayden myself, but I didn't install it. Don't have a guage for it yet, so I don't know exactly how well it's working.
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Old 08-28-2001, 03:19 AM   #15
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I know quite a bit about those 2 types of radiators. but not from cars

on the website I run ( procooling.com) I use those kinds fo radaitors to cool computers. The black "stacked plate" style radaitor is what you want for this.

it allows for more flow, and more surface area contact to the flid giving a more effective cooling. the "Tube and Fin" style radaitor is an outdated and not as effective as the stacked plate.

just FYI on that
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Old 08-28-2001, 10:27 PM   #16
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hmm, I've just been trying to learn up on this stuff myself, and want to get a plate and fin model... it seems as though the b&m ones are known entities, and that's probably what I'll get. but at their site they list an auto tranny cooler and then a tranny cooler. what is the difference? aren't they both ok? anything else in particular to look for?
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Old 08-28-2001, 11:15 PM   #17
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Here is the trans cooler with the fan on it.

http://www.permacool.com/Catalog/CatImages/PG12-R1.gif

www.permacool.com



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