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Old 09-15-2003, 06:01 PM   #1
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I was wondering where the best spot to mount the trans cooler is on these cars. I got the factory GM one which is sold on the Monte store.com. They show it on the Monte and G.P. which has more room in front of the condensor than ours. Is there another type of cooler or location I should look for
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I'm actually looking to do this myself as soon as my intake and pulley go on...
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I mounted mine centered on the A/C condenser right behind the grill openings. You will want to adjust the outside temp sensor a bit or your climate control will always think its hot out. It will sense the heat off the tranny cooler.

The only drawback of a tranny cooler is winter driving. Since the torque converter lockout setting is based on the tranny being at normal operating temperature, it wont lockout as fast in the winter. This is no big deal for city driving, but if you jump on the interstate right away after sitting overnight or during the day, you will notice it big-time.
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You have pictures by chance?
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I've been thinking about one too for my 01 ssei too. Question so I DO hop right on the highway everyday. So this will be a big drawback huh?
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You have pictures by chance?
You can't see it from above and only barely from the front. If you really want pic'*, I can try and get some tomorrow night after work.
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Even if you could just let me know roughly the size of the cooler so I know if I am in the ballpark and just have to find a different location. Do the lines come out the top or side and where do they go from there
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I mounted mine centered on the A/C condenser right behind the grill openings. You will want to adjust the outside temp sensor a bit or your climate control will always think its hot out. It will sense the heat off the tranny cooler.

The only drawback of a tranny cooler is winter driving. Since the torque converter lockout setting is based on the tranny being at normal operating temperature, it wont lockout as fast in the winter. This is no big deal for city driving, but if you jump on the interstate right away after sitting overnight or during the day, you will notice it big-time.
Hmmm...I'm not too worried about the TC (I rarely jump right on the interstate), and it'* more important that I protect the tranny from the heat (I had to have my transmission flushed twice in 6 months ) so I'm going to be doing this soon. But how do you adjust the temp sensor?
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I mounted mine centered on the A/C condenser right behind the grill openings. You will want to adjust the outside temp sensor a bit or your climate control will always think its hot out. It will sense the heat off the tranny cooler.

The only drawback of a tranny cooler is winter driving. Since the torque converter lockout setting is based on the tranny being at normal operating temperature, it wont lockout as fast in the winter. This is no big deal for city driving, but if you jump on the interstate right away after sitting overnight or during the day, you will notice it big-time.
Hmmm...I'm not too worried about the TC (I rarely jump right on the interstate), and it'* more important that I protect the tranny from the heat (I had to have my transmission flushed twice in 6 months ) so I'm going to be doing this soon. But how do you adjust the temp sensor?
Not necessary.....you can simply cover part of the cooler for the winter. I did that on my old Quad4. It was a cold-hearted beast.
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I mounted mine centered on the A/C condenser right behind the grill openings. You will want to adjust the outside temp sensor a bit or your climate control will always think its hot out. It will sense the heat off the tranny cooler.

The only drawback of a tranny cooler is winter driving. Since the torque converter lockout setting is based on the tranny being at normal operating temperature, it wont lockout as fast in the winter. This is no big deal for city driving, but if you jump on the interstate right away after sitting overnight or during the day, you will notice it big-time.
Hmmm...I'm not too worried about the TC (I rarely jump right on the interstate), and it'* more important that I protect the tranny from the heat (I had to have my transmission flushed twice in 6 months ) so I'm going to be doing this soon. But how do you adjust the temp sensor?
Not necessary.....you can simply cover part of the cooler for the winter. I did that on my old Quad4. It was a cold-hearted beast.
What do you mean "cover"? Some sort of a heat shield? Wouldn't it be easier to just adjust the sensor?
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