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copper
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted March 12, 2004 06:35 PM  
SOME OF YOU SAID YOU DONT RUN A TRANI COOLER,I TALKED TO MY TRANI GUY ABOUT IT HE SAYS TO RUN A COOLER. ARE YOU GUYS RUNNING SPECIAL CONVERTERS THAT ARE TIGHTER AND DONT CREATE A LOT OF HEAT, HE WAS WONDERING I TOLD HIM I DID NOT KNOW I WOULD FIND OUT. DO YOU KNOW HOW HOT THEY GET RUNNING THIS WAY DO YOU HAVE TEMP GAUGES ON TRANS?

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted March 12, 2004 08:19 PM  
HOW OFTEN DO YOU CHANGE YOUR OIL? DO YOU USE ALL STEEL LINES TO TIE TOGETHER OR RUBBER HOSES?

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robhbk24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted March 13, 2004 08:08 AM  
for the half hour it takes to mount in a small cooler it seems to be worth it. we ran the same tranny fluid all last year. if you want to be really cheap pull an ac condenser off a small import clean it out and use it as a tranny cooler. we change our oil every two races so that would be alot of tranny fluid

mrteeshot
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted March 13, 2004 08:36 AM  
when ya change the fluid are ya changin it all or just whats in the pan ? and if so (as to all) how the heck do ya get it out of converter ?

waltonjr1
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Total posts: 516
posted March 13, 2004 12:49 PM  
You can drill and tap your converter and install a drain plug. personally i run a cooler, saves money and time on changing trans fluid every other week.


racer17j
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posted March 13, 2004 05:57 PM  
If time is taken to mount and run trans lines properly there should never be no leaks.
I took great care installing my radiator, and it's been used 4years and in 2-different cars, never no leaks.
Good luck and run the cooler, take your time installing it.

racer17j
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posted March 13, 2004 10:33 PM  
Racer17J I currantly have only run 4cly class. I have built a street stock this year and will be running a trans cooler.

About proper installation. I will make a loop at the trans conetion and the cooler end. Use all steel lines. Also running steel engine mounts. The trans cooler will mount off a bracket that will be mounted to the blots that mount the trans to the engine. That way there is no possible change between the two peices.

19J
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Total posts: 370
posted March 14, 2004 01:28 PM  
I run one in my 4 banger. Its not stock for that car i got it out of a different one. I have no troubles. I use the factory steel then go to rubber with no problems so i think they need to do something different.

racer17j
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posted March 14, 2004 04:39 PM  
Racer17J
I have not yet run a street as I said in my post. But I will be running a stock floor. I will have the brackets under the trans to engine bolts and have the cooler in the usuall spot where the air cond would be.

racer17j
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posted March 14, 2004 11:12 PM  
I've run coolers on most cars and not on a few. Didn't notice much difference because they all got claimed too soon to know if they were going to burn up. On the few that had coolers...they came stock. Steel and rubber combo for the lines. The only leaks we ever had were the fittings right on the tranny itself. I'm not sold on the coolers, but heck, if I have one I'm sure not taking it off.

Raz_900
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Total posts: 635
posted March 15, 2004 07:42 AM  
I run 2 B&M 3/4" coolers on my 'glide. I also have a trans. temp gauge in the pan (+2 qts). With 1 cooler, after about 4 laps it would peg at 270+. With 2, it'll run pretty much forever under 240. I run a TCI 10" circletrack convertor. I mount the coolers to the front of the rad in series. With the screen and plastic ductwork protecting them, they've made it through 3 years and a couple accidents unscathed.

If you don't run a cooler, install a temp gauge. I think you'll be surprised. 300 degrees even for a short period of time is not a good thing.


copper
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted March 15, 2004 06:34 PM  
i thought i heard that trans fluid starts breaking down at a temp of 230. maybe I'm wrong somebody know for sure?

bobaluuu
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 474
posted March 15, 2004 08:34 PM  
we ran a cooler(same one 4 years) hi and to one side on front of radiator without a single failure. changed fluid and tapped converter once yearly. rebuilt trans last winterJan 03 cause pump died.

DSMFANATIC
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 90
posted March 18, 2004 05:02 PM  
I run mobil 1 synthetic fluid and a cooler mounted on my main hoop on the passenger side. I don't have a temp gauge but the tranny cooler is luke warm to the touch after the feature.

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racer17j
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posted March 18, 2004 07:07 PM  
THANKS 17 GUESS I NEVER THOUGHT OF THE REPROCUSSIONS. I'LL MOVE IT BEFORE I SCALE IT.

BnBracin
Dirt Roller

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posted March 27, 2004 11:24 PM  
I run the stock a/c condenser for my cooler and my temp never gets above 200 it works great.

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