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Tranny lines to radiator question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Muddytazz, Jul 29, 2002.

  1. Muddytazz

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    Was looking yesturday at something and noticed that my tranny cooler lines that run from the tranny (TH350) to the side of the radiator are not hooked up there, they run straight to a little radiator out in front of the main on (between rad and grill), is this correct? If not, what do I need to fix it?
     
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    Most likely that is an aftermarket Trans cooler. The manufacturers say to hook up the factory cooler with the aftermarket cooler. But everyone else says to run the aftermarket cooler by itself (provided it is large enough).

    You current config should be fine.
     
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    True, but the previous owner apparently took the trans lines out of the original locations in the rad and hooked them to the aftermarket one (approx. 8"x 12"x1"...what I guess i'm wanting to know is should I leave it the way it is or should I hook it back up to factory location and attach aftermarket one somewhere else, and where to hook the aftermarket one too. Thanks for any help.
     
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    if you do hook the stock one back up make sure there is no leaks maybe that is why he took it off if you do hook it back up take the top line from the tranny and go to the top stock location then go from the bottom location on the stock cooler to top of the aftermarket cooler then from bottom of aftermarket cooler to the bottom tranny line /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    thanks mudhog.
     
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    no problem /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    I just posted about something similar to this and the response i got was with just a tranny cooler it will run to cold in the winter and too hot int he summer... /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     
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    I didn't think you can make a transmission run too cold...
     
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    unless you live in the extreem cold then you cant get it to cold
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    I didn't think you can make a transmission run too cold

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    if you live in extreem cold places like alaska in the winter and such YES you can make it run to cold /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    make sure that the factory one is cleaned out really good so that any shrapnel from the lst burnt trans doesnt go into the current one . -Andy
     
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    mud hog, so the bottom line is the return line?
    thanks,
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    I have to chime in here:

    1. It is very easy to overcool a transmission at low temps. And just because you live in a warm climate doen't mean that someday you might travel somewhere in the winter. ALso, when you skip the in-rad cooler, your tranny takes a lot longer than normal to warm up which can lead to premature wear.

    2. I've rarely heard people advise others to run without the factory cooler. ANd those people that recommend such a setup should be aware of where others live. In my neck of the woods you'd freeze the tranny in a couple of minutes during the dead of winter with just the aux. cooler.
     
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    I apreciate your input thank you.
     
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    No problem, brother!!!! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    so the bottom line is the return line?

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    yes it is /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     

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