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trynmods
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted December 10, 2005 03:18 PM  
A friend of mine gave me a Afco rad. but it has no place to run the trany lines to it. My question is will the fluid stay cool enough if I run the lines to a rv type cooler maybe even two coolers? Thanks

racer17j
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posted December 10, 2005 05:10 PM  
I have 2 B&M 7"x11"x3/4" coolers on my glide. I also use a TCI circletrack convertor and Summit deep aluminum pan (+2 qt). I have a temp sensor in the pan. With 1 cooler (had it laying around) it would peg the gauge at 270 after about 10 laps (1/2 mile spinning 6200 or so). With the second cooler in series, it stays under 240 even on hot days (80 a main time). Even on a marathon 30 lapper with 10s of cautions it never pegged. I usually use either B&M Trick Shift or Amsoil tranny fluid and use it all year. It gets checked over once every 2 years or so and has been fine since 2001 (aside from the broken cases until I got a Dedenbear) I use reg fluid for 1 week after a rebuild then change it and put the good stuff in. At the end of 2004 it got new clutches since it was apart but really didn't need them.

Dirt7J
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted December 11, 2005 04:13 PM  
I guess a trans cooler would be better, But i ran a built P/G for three years without a cooler never had any trouble.. My trans builder told me that short races like 10 laps to 20 laps won`t hurt a thing ??

racer17j
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posted December 11, 2005 05:48 PM  
I have got a heavy duty trans cooler to go with the glide ive got, also bought the deep aluminum finned pan from Hughs to put on it. Eddie

allzway
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted December 12, 2005 06:40 AM  
Most of the people I race with don't run a cooler at all and have for years without problems.

My car has a small tranny cooler mounted to the firewall. I figure the extra fluid is a good thing, but the way it is mounted it can't do much for cooling.

Raz_900
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Total posts: 647
posted December 12, 2005 06:30 PM  
Mine are mounted up in front of the rad. They way I look at it... the cooler cost about $50... maybe $75 if you get 1 as thick as the 2 I have together. I put fluid in it once a year ($60 for 10qts of Amsoil). So for $110 I was set for the first year and it's $60 after that. Dumping 5 qts, assuming just emptying the pan, 5 or 8 times a year would be around $50-$80 + whatever went in it to start off with. I just don't have to crawl under the car every 3-4 weeks to change it.

[This message has been edited by Raz_900 (edited December 12, 2005).]

James Ott
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted December 12, 2005 07:17 PM  
Raz...right on the money dude!! The only thing that could be better is a in line magnetic filter.

trynmods
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted December 14, 2005 04:51 PM  
Well it sounds like I can use this rad. Thanks for all the replies, great info guys, thanks

  

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