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Old 11-11-2003, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default Got my tranny cooler today, but theres a problem, need help!

I got my cooler today, but there'* only one of each of the fittings. Has anyone here bought the B&M Supercooler 19000GVW cooler? If so, How exactly did you install it? Is there one fitting that fits the trans and a different one that fits the radiator? Also I really need to know which of the two transmission lines that goes into the radiator is the return line that returns the fluid to the trans? As you can see I am counting on your info, I am so lost its not funny . Thanks in advance!!

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Found the article in tech info. SO its to top line?? Cool. Do I have all the right fittings though. Where can I find the pictures to the tech info article?
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I didn't use fittings at all, and I even have a stock cooler behind my aftermarket. I just cut/inserted using rubber hose.
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I guess I am going to run it like the instructions says, from the return line outlet on the radiator to the cooler, from the cooler to the trans. The top hose on the radiator is the return I hope?? I am hoping too that those fittings work, if not I could probably get some at autozone. I just want to make sure I get it hooked up in the right direction so that the fluid isn't going from the cooler into the radiator then the trans.
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The bottom is the return. The top is the line you want to tap into.....top line coming OUT of the rad. Then into the cooler.

Start with a cold car. Turn it on, and put it in drive, work it in and out of a few gears for 30 seconds or so. Feel the 2 lines. The hotter one is the pressure line coming FROM the trans
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The bottom is the return. The top is the line you want to tap into.....top line coming OUT of the rad. Then into the cooler.

Start with a cold car. Turn it on, and put it in drive, work it in and out of a few gears for 30 seconds or so. Feel the 2 lines. The hotter one is the pressure line coming FROM the trans
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Dan, your setup may be a bit different, as I have a stock cooler already to contend with.

You can look at this two ways: By cooling your trans fluid AFTER the radiator, you have cooler fluid, but too cool (especially this time of year) may not be a good thing.

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You can PRE-cool the trans fluid before it enters the rad, which will help keep your coolant temps down.

Either way, you want to start with the UPPER rad line. Either disconnect it, run it through the cooler (top to bottom) and back into the top of the rad, or come OUT the top of the rad, into the cooler, and back to the trans.

I'll be covering part of my coolers (starting with half the surface area) this winter, as my fairly new trans temp gauge is telling me my tranny isn't warming up very well. I'm barely getting to 130 F on a 20 minute highway drive.
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Dan, your setup may be a bit different, as I have a stock cooler already to contend with.

You can look at this two ways: By cooling your trans fluid AFTER the radiator, you have cooler fluid, but too cool (especially this time of year) may not be a good thing.

or:

You can PRE-cool the trans fluid before it enters the rad, which will help keep your coolant temps down.

Either way, you want to start with the UPPER rad line. Either disconnect it, run it through the cooler (top to bottom) and back into the top of the rad, or come OUT the top of the rad, into the cooler, and back to the trans. Dang, 130, your trans should be in great shape!

I'll be covering part of my coolers (starting with half the surface area) this winter, as my fairly new trans temp gauge is telling me my tranny isn't warming up very well. I'm barely getting to 130 F on a 20 minute highway drive.
So if I would want to cool the fluid after it goes through the rad I use the top line as well as if I would want to cool it before it goes into the rad? So I won't be paying any mind to the bottom line?
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Ignore the bottom line completely. All connections will be at the top, either before or after your radiator connection. I'd suggest going with what the instructions suggest for whether it'* before or after.
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Okie Dokie, sounds good to me.
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