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Old 05-18-2003, 01:29 AM   #1
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I just installed a B&M 19k gvw tranny cooler using the mount straps rather than the "through the core" zip ties.. ouch!!

Now..for the big question. Since I wanted to run the fluid thru the aftermarket cooler first, and then back to the oem, I tapped into the top line of the rad. Was this the correct line??

BTW, even if I was incorrect...engine temps coupled with the 180 t-stat, and Prestone green are much cooler than with the stock Dexcool/195.
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I believe you should be okay running it thru there I think thats the best location unless you want the return which then would be cooled by the trans cool then to the trans and back... well hmmm I dont think it matters although your just cooling the coolant 2 times .. no biggie.. shouldnt hurt anything ...... Hows it working other then your sudden question?
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Hi

It runs great..no leaks, and eng temps are noticably lower after the installation.

I am interested in "pre-cooling" BEFORE the rad...so that why i asked. It gets a little chilly up here in the winter..and I dont want to over do it..lol
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I live in a desert Fresno California and I have a "small" aux cooler and it works great. You are covered for serious mods now. You did a good thing.

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Hi

I connected up the cooler after they had flushed the tranny. I am looking into getting /putting in a pan drain plug so that I can make a partial fluid change every 5th or 6th oil change.

I drive about 1200 miles/wk, and change every 3000 miles, and have used wally 10w-30 synthetic in my last 3 3800'*. My 89 Regency Brougham had 265,000 when I traded it on a 1995 Royale. The Royale was recently traded with 245,000 on this LSS. Because I change fluids regularly, all had orig eng/tranny..and ran excellent when traded. Both are still in use...the Regency is near 400k, and the Royale is now a local TAXI..

None of my 38'* have "burned" oil, and except for needing to replace the rear main seal on the Royale, haven't leaked either.
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Yeah thats a good idea I did that with my last car and it made my trans shift so much smoother because of the frequent change plus I didnt have to change the filter as often. This is a very easy mod and it does wonders for your tranny.
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Hi

I am now thinking about the induction aspect. First off, due to the high Si levels in UOA when K&N'* are involved, I will not go that route. I am looking into some sort of airbox mod coupled with a Baldwin.
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