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Tranny cooler

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pplblazerdude, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. pplblazerdude

    pplblazerdude 1/2 ton status

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    Im getting ready to rebuild my motor and it will have a good amount more hp an tq and i was wondering if i need to get a aftermarket trans cooler and if i do do i need to use the aftermarkt one and the stock one i already have.

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    Clint
     
  2. bablazer73

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    I would get one regardless of engine build. The bigger, the better!
     
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    700r4 need to stay cool! Get a good trans kooler!
    Bill
     
  4. pplblazerdude

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    so would i still use my stock tranny coller or not.

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    Clint
     
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    Not if you got a really decent aftermarket kooler with a fan!
    Bill
     
  6. pplblazerdude

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    if i got one it would not have a fan. Those are to expensive.

    CLint
     
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    I use the stock cooler and auxiliary cooler - in my opinion, that's the way to go.
     
  8. mr_fujisawa

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    i got this one for my k5. . .it comes highly recomended:
    tranny cooler /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
  9. fly_n_hi_yukon

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    I would run it in series with the factory cooler inside your radiator. That's what I did and it worked mint.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    if i got one it would not have a fan. Those are to expensive.

    CLint

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    Not as expensive as a fried tranny!! Just ordered a B&M one with a fan from summit. Keeps it below 160 supposedly! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  11. 88Silverado

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    Run it in series with the stock cooler. Normally you would run thru the aux cooler first then the radiator cooler. Some go the other way. Get the B&M crossflow type.
     
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    If you don't run through the factory cooler you will cook the tranny in the summer and run it too cold in the winter. It needs to go through the factory cooler either before or after the aux. cooler.
     
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    I have mine running throught the factory coller and auxillary cooler.
    Bill
     
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    Not if you got a really decent aftermarket kooler with a fan!
    Bill

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    From this reply I was going to bet you did not run it through both coolers.
     
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    I should have clarified that statement. Not if you have a factory external cooler. My mistake /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif!
    Bill
     
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    Get the biggest one you can find, run it thru you aux. cooler first, then your factory cooler. Cold tranny fluid is as bad as burn't tranny fluid.
     

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