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Old 08-06-2007, 08:54 AM   #11
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ok guys well how about me i live in sacramento,ca.right now its hot as H***!how would i install my trans cooler?
In your case, I'd fix the root problem on your car FIRST. Then install the cooler bypassing your radiator. The trans cooler won't solve your problem.
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I've got my TruCool hooked up after the radiator:



ATF goes into the bottom of the radiator, out the top, to the bottom of the TruCool, out the top of the TruCool, and back to the transmission.

I don't remember exactly why I did it this way instead of vice-versa...I think the instructions with the cooler said to do it this way.
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ok guys well how about me i live in sacramento,ca.right now its hot as H***!how would i install my trans cooler?
In your case, I'd fix the root problem on your car FIRST. Then install the cooler bypassing your radiator. The trans cooler won't solve your problem.
Yeah man, you need to alter the climate of California. That'* your root issue here.

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ok guys well how about me i live in sacramento,ca.right now its hot as H***!how would i install my trans cooler?
In your case, I'd fix the root problem on your car FIRST. Then install the cooler bypassing your radiator. The trans cooler won't solve your problem.
Yeah man, you need to alter the climate of California. That'* your root issue here.

Sorry Bill, couldn't resist.
I'm referring to his overheating topic in 92-99.

A trans cooler isn't even an effective bandaid with his issues. The car'* problems need to be repaired as a first priority. THEN he can look into a trans cooler.
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Sorry to drag this topic up again, but it has only been a month and a half

I need something with a ton of cooling capacity for my new transmission. It has to be able to handle the severe Arizona heat, but also limit fluid circulation in cool weather for the 25 degree nights we get in January and February. Do you guys think the cooler that Buttermore suggested would have the stones to keep my tranny cool in 120 degree Arizona summers?

Also, is the common suggestion to bypass the internal radiator cooler? I have it bypassed, and Thomas keeps trying to get me to route the tranny fluid back through it, but I keep telling him I think it does more harm than good (Lol Thomas if you read this... I gotta get these guys' opinions!). I want a good cooler that will enable me to bypass the radiator without worry, so if the suggested cooler up above isn't good enough then please suggest something else. I need something good to take care of this new tranny.

EDIT: This tranny will have a 3500 stall converter in it, which will generate extra heat. I really need something big that will cool like crazy when it'* hot, but limit flow when it'* cool.
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More plumbing is more potential leak points.

In addition, the core in the radiator isn't a core. And it does more heating of the fluid than cooling. That 'core' is a pipe within a pipe, with very close tolerance between them. The trans fluid flows BETWEEEN the two pipes. High mileage transmissions or those that have had a failure pack that small cavity with debris, and restrict flow. This can starve your trans for fluid.

It'* good practice to bypass it entirely and install a thermostatically controlled (viscosity controlled) cooler in it'* place.
My trans builder showed me cutaways of these 'cores' when he rebuilt the Zilla trans. After seeing what I saw, and the transmissions he'* seen fail from fluid starvation due to plugged cores, you won't see me doing that any time soon.
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Yup. Did you get it yet TJ? That'* the one I have.
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Thanks Tj i was looking for that, I am getting one too! Should I run this alone or with the radiator as well?
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PLEASE read the last 3 or 4 posts above your reply for the answer to that.
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