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can someone reccomend a tranny cooler?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    i want to get a decnet one so i dont blow out my front pump seal again!!

    thanks boys
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    A stacked plate design, the biggest weight rating you can find basically.
     
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    B&amp;M Tranny Cooler....The <font color="red"> BMM-70264 </font> is the one I'm running and have never had any issues /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    thanks guys!!
     
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    Yeah, Mork, I mean Tazz is right.
    That's the same one I have in my Burb as well, keeps the OD nice and cool.
     
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    Yeah, Mork, I mean Tazz is right.


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    Hayden ones arent bad either. Get the bigget stacked plate one you can fit. Cools better and is more durable than the usual finned one.
     
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    I used an 11" by 11" stacked plate type cooler like this one: cooler link It's been to Baja and back w/ no issues.
    FWIW B&amp;M is a repackager of coolers. Odds are good that you can find the same cooler elsewhere for less $$$
     
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    how did you plumb it? did you keep the rad. cooler and use both?
     
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    how did you plumb it? did you keep the rad. cooler and use both?

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    Yes, i'm still using the rad cooler and I'm using both /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    i got one from empi/bugpack that is a 96 pass stacked plate cooler with a built in electric fan, roughly $160 shipped from www.OffRoadWarehouse.com. It has 1/2'' female npt fittings at the bottom and they sell adapters to go to different hose sizes if you already had lines.
     
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    A thot on this, which is first can make a BIG difference. If you plumb thru the rad cooler first then you're not getting the full benefit of the aux. cooler.
    If you plumb thru the aux. cooler first then you're getting the full benefit of that cooler, plus if it's cold out you're warming the fluid up which aids in getting the trans up to operating temp quicker. Just beware that plumbing it this way works the fluid harder so your fluid's service life will be shorter.

    Ideally you'd plumb it with an in-line thermostat b4 the radiator cooler. That way the aux. cooler is only in the system when you need it.

    VDO &amp; NAPA both sell thermal switches with a variety of set points. These switches close a connection to ground at a certain temperature. I welded a bung into the pan and put a 265*f switch in it. Once I finish the wiring it will turn on a warning light at that temp. Nice to have some warning that the trans is aboot to give up w/o having to monitor another gauge.
     

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