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Axillary Transmission cooler question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by opfor2, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. opfor2

    opfor2 1/2 ton status

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    About ten years ago I installed a large stacked plate axillary transmission cooler in front of the radiator and in line with the stock radiator cooler. THEN the other day I finally realized that I installed it the wrong way. The transmission fluid flows into the external cooler first then the radiator cooler. Now my question is should I change it so that the fluid goes into the cooler in the radiator first and then the external cooler or leave it the way it is?

    thanks

    Dan..
     
  2. Drey

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    I would say change it so it goes to the radiator and then to the external cooler.
     
  3. Citizen Rider

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    Fluid should flow into the radiator, leave the radiator to the external cooler, then back to the transmission...
     
  4. thfonz98

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    im going to install my b&m tranny coller as ive read in other threads(as ive searched before about it) aux first to cool then the radiator (TOO COLD IS BAD TOO) then to tranny.
     
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    If its been working for 10 years, it ain't broke...... don't fix it
     
  6. roadnotca

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    Ain't nowhere in CACA that can get "too cold".:haha:
     
  7. Storm Trooper

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    I'd go with this too. The only reason I could see having it after the rad. is so if your motor was overheating it would help protect your tranny better.
     
  8. opfor2

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    I agree 100 % with this statement!!!! I really don't want to mess with it so I'll just leave it.
     
  9. fabjunkie

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    I'll second this as well as fifth or so to this

     
  10. mxfireman

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    Well I will 6th it then.
     
  11. theperfectgarage

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    There is always much debate on this subject. I say If you drive it year round and have cold winters, leave it as is. Hitting the rad last insures the fluid is not too cold.
    In hot country, I use just the cooler.
     
  12. K5er4Life

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    Install a tranny gauge, that will tell you what you need to do. If it always run in range then I wouldnt worry about it. If it runs too hot then you know you need to chenge it. But I would go with the aint broke dont fix it creed.
     
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    ten years ago? not broke=dont fix.
     
  14. mouse

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    I agree...of course here in Montana, that would be the right way to install it though...
     

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