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Author Topic:   Trans Cooler Idea
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted April 24, 2003 01:02 AM
does any one know if an AC condencer could be used as a trans cooler, it will be in a cruzer so nothing to fancy

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posted April 24, 2003 07:24 AM
yes it can. cheap too...

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted April 24, 2003 09:33 PM
Whats the best way to get the Tranny lines and the condenser to fit up?

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted April 27, 2003 06:54 AM
BAD PLAN, most A/C condensors will not flow enough volume when used as a trans cooler. They are designed to pass gas for lack of a better way to say it, oil is thicker and cannot circulate in the narrow tubes as fast as it should. This builds excess pressure, pressure creates heat. If you are lucky the rubber hose will explode from back presure if not something much more expensive will fail.

Some condensors use a round tube, but most use a flat tube that looks more like car radiator tube, thus the problem.

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posted April 27, 2003 08:20 AM
if you go this route, use an ford a/c condenser. they have round tubes. make sure you clean it out first. used them for years on my street/drag cars without any failures. also, make sure you use power steering return hose to connect your transmission lines to the condenser. transmission fluid will soften regular fuel line.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted April 27, 2003 08:59 AM
MadMike is right, i would just get a cooler that is designed for the will be cheaper and easier in the long run, also some AC condensers have a teflon type internal coating that will dislodge and clog with the heat..

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posted April 27, 2003 11:35 AM UIN: 54865418
i'm with ford and mike on this one you can get a good cooler from the parts store for around 30 bucks compared to all the time hunting one down and then tring to figure out fittings and all that stuff . myself i don't run a cooler just got some set screws and ******* um in the holes

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