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Old 03-20-2007, 11:39 PM   #1
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Ok so as you know i got my car torn apart right now, and My Mechanic/Friend said that now would be a good time to replace the trans cooler that he never really liked in the first place. the way it was before was, it had its original lines that went into the rad and back out, but there was no factory cooler, that after market cooler that was there (around the same size as the factory one) was installed an plumbed by T'ing it off ot the factory lines.

what was suggested was to remove this all together, eliminate the lines going into the rad and have a large new cooler installed (2-2.5 time the size as the original aftermarket one) now this all sounded well and good to me, but my uncle brought up a concern in that it might keep the trans to cool.



what do you guys think about this?
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:54 PM   #2
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Right..you need to get a viscosity controlled one like Wren
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Absolutely bypass the rad on a high-mileage trans and go with a viscosity controlled cooler. I have a monster, and love it.
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Absolutely bypass the rad on a high-mileage trans and go with a viscosity controlled cooler. I have a monster, and love it.
thats what i like to here, Can I get a little info on it, it this a special order thing (online) or can i go anywhere to get it?

I have honestly never heard of a "Viscosity controlled cooler" what exactly is it, and how does it work....

off to do some searching, but if you could give me some of that info, ill be greatful
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found this in my search so far...

thats a real monster you got there Bill...i want one


EDIT: found this too...
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There are many trans coolers available. I personally suggest one like I have, which is viscosity controlled. In other words, while the trans fluid is cool and thicker (higher viscosity), it'* too thick to traverse back and forth, and is forced to bypass the cooler down one side. This allows your trans to warm up normally.

After warmup, when the temp of the fluid rises and the viscosity decreases, it routes the fluid through the fins, cooling it very well.
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I found a post of yours with 2 links regarding the trans cooler, the first one was a dead link, and the second you said "heres a better description" then posted this http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?...ROD&ProdID=352
Is that the Cooler you have or just like it? it says it for "Tru-Cool for Dodge- 1/2" NPT Fittings "

where can i get this bad boy?
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Mr.Transmission is a brand that is stocked at Crappy tire..might be worth a look?
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Na, ive seen what CTC selld and there really no different then what i have now.
Ill just wait for Bill to notice this tread again and let me know what i need to know
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I found a post of yours with 2 links regarding the trans cooler, the first one was a dead link, and the second you said "heres a better description" then posted this http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?...ROD&ProdID=352
Is that the Cooler you have or just like it? it says it for "Tru-Cool for Dodge- 1/2" NPT Fittings "

where can i get this bad boy?
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Peter... search on his trans post from...a year ago? He had brand name, model and GVRW listed (IIRC)
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You’re looking at a NEW Long Tru-Cool transmission cooler. This cooler is rated at 28,000 GVW and measures 11"x11"x1.5". This is a must for Heavy duty applications, from towing to racing, but is recommended for even daily driven vehicles. Heat is what kills an automatic transmission. If you want to extend the life of your transmission and avoid or prolong a costly rebuild, this is very cheap insurance. All parts are included to mount and plumb this cooler. Retail price is $157. This cooler comes with a manufacturer'* limited lifetime warranty. Don't forget to look at my other items for more great deals.
That price quote is a bit out there. I've never seen one over 100 bucks.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Tru-C...spagenameZWDVW
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Thanks Bill,

Emailing seller for shipping rates
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