Mmm, good info on the cooler. Yeah, my 89 has the loop in front of the condenser. Thats why i found it a bit odd.
Anyways. An update...
Did the transmission fluid change today, nearly scared myself to death...did the following...
TransTune for 220 miles (didn't plan on it being that long...but can't hurt)
Filled with 6 quarts, drove around town...and then did a WOT run just to get it nice and warm This is where i scared myself, i heard the trans pump SCREAMING. Got up to 5200 rpms in second and it WOULD NOT SHIFT. I was going OHHHHHH FRICK. So I let off and get back fast and check the fluid. There was maybe a DROP of fluid on the dipstick.
It was FULL when I checked at home. SOB. So I immediately add one quart to it to cool it off and got it up in the hash marks. Immediately called don freakin out like a 5 year old girl
asking if I murdered it.
Waited 20 mins for it to cool down...and then proceeded to drain the fluid.
Yes...hot. And yes...it burned.
So did that...cleaned everything up...replaced filter, replaced pan onto trans, torqued to 12 ft lbs and got out...filled with 6 quarts (all i have right now, on my way to the parts store to get more...GENTLY.
What a nightmare. I guess it takes 7.5 quarts with a pan drop!
I don't know what damage I did to it..
But I hope not much.
Anyways, running out now to get the fluid...SLOWLY. and get this thing goin on!
I guess you learn from your mistakes! But wish I had known that before I did something stupid like that.