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Author Topic:   Trans cooler
odb93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 214
posted March 26, 2003 02:34 PM
I have heard some people say that a tempo is the best place to look for a auto trans cooler. What part of the car? Heater core?

And talk to me about running trans lines tot he cooler if it is mounted inside the car.

The last thing....how does the fluid make it through the circuit? Presure? Need a pump?

rico 08
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Total posts: 372
posted March 26, 2003 03:10 PM
If you want something to really cool it off try a ac condenser it will really bring the trans temp down,just run 5/16 hose to the cooler in the car,the trans pump rumps it thru the cooler and it has a built in bypass if is gets clogged.

uforacing51
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Total posts: 349
posted March 26, 2003 03:24 PM
If you can afford it, put a temp guage on the tranny too. Lots of times, you don't need a cooler and just think you do. I have done this and found my tranny to run at less than 300 degrees.

Pickel
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Total posts: 564
posted March 26, 2003 07:05 PM UIN: 25419780
I agree with rico on the condencer..when I ran a power glide I ran a condenser in the car and the best way I found to run the lines were to run metle line to the cooler thr run 2 three inch tranny hose ...never leaked.. I also agree with uforracing on not really needing one mainly on short races..on long races I beleave it would be best to have one..

racer17j
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Total posts: 1565
posted March 27, 2003 02:44 AM UIN: 54865418
one thing to keep in mind chack your rules alot of places will not alow a tranny cooler inside the drivers compartment and like 51 said you may not even need one. i don't run one in my bomber and my uncle runs a glide in his mod and doesn't run one either

powerglides
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted March 27, 2003 06:28 AM
ufo 300 is a little hot for an automatic 200-220 is about where you want the oil. I would just run a small (flat plate) type cooler. Not in the drivers compartment!

odb93
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Total posts: 214
posted March 27, 2003 02:31 PM
So the general consensus is cooler mounted anywhere there is air, but not in the drivers compartment?

Has anyone picked out a little spot infront of the radiator?

rico 08
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Total posts: 372
posted March 27, 2003 03:42 PM
It doesn't need to absolutely be in front of the radiator,some mount it in the core support where the headlights used to be.

redneck racing
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Total posts: 276
posted March 27, 2003 05:43 PM
40 below makes a trans cooling additive that might help if your not running a cooler on the car. Eddie

EVANSRACING24E
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 80
posted March 27, 2003 08:20 PM
i mount mine right to the front of the radiator. i just run 5/16 hose over to it and use a couple of clamps on both ends. i run a cooler just to be on the safe side

go4win
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 61
posted March 27, 2003 09:18 PM
Most times the cooler will "radiate"
enough of the heat away without direct air
flow. I have seen them mounted to the rear
firewall with another full size piece of
sheetmetal over it and it worked ok.
Technicially it was not in the drivers compartment because of the extra cover
in front of it. I would think the trunk would
be a good spot also. Be sure to use oil lines
and not fuel hose!

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted March 27, 2003 10:51 PM UIN: 54865418
if you are gonna run one most guys around here mount them where the heater core used to sit on that tin just use some zip ties fenderwashers and some old fuel line to use the fuel line as a spacer to keep it about 1-1 1/2 in off the fire wall this will make for less hose to buy because that hi pressure stuff gets pretty pricy

Gordon3E
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 67
posted March 30, 2003 05:13 AM
Hi! A tranny cooler does work. Go to Perma Cool on the web they have what you need with instructions.The "bottom" tranny line on the radiator is the return on a 350 Turbo.Hope this helps.

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