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Old 07-13-2012, 02:38 AM   #1
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Greetings everyone,

I'm considering purchasing an aftermarket tranny oil cooler on my '94 Delta 88. I haven't inspected the car closely to see if I already have a factory cooler in the radiator, but assume I do.

Regardless, my main problem is with the choices available. Rockauto has a number of them, and I don't have a clue which to choose (nor what lines to buy and where they hook up to the tranny, for that matter). A local mechanic here will do the installation, and does a good job on things, but extra knowledge at the outset never hurts. They've never seen a Delta 88 here in Bucharest.

Can anybody here give me some direction on this? It would be greatly appreciated. Considering I'm half a world away, I have to try my best to ensure what I buy is accurate and complete the first time. Regards
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There isn't much difference when it comes to external trans coolers. The bigger the vehicle, the bigger the cooler. IE, big pickup trucks that tow alot vs a car. It'* just the size of the radiator really.

Some kits are designed to where all you have to do is, cut the feed line to the stock cooler, run a hose to the external cooler and then back to the stock cooler. That'* it.
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I use an aftermarket 150mmx280mm cooler on my '87 Delta 88, it works just fine, I think something similar will work on your car.

I think your car will have a heat exchanger transmission cooler in the radiator anyway, but if you are considering towing with your car or putting to other hard use a bigger cooler is a must IMO.

I mounted mine in front of the A/C condensor on the side where the cooling fan pulls air through as recommended in the instruction leaflet. I agree with the makers that it'* the best place to put it.

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