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trans cooler location

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by gill, Aug 10, 2001.

  1. gill

    gill Registered Member

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    got another problem with the K5. I thought this whole time that I had a tranny cooler but it turnd out that it is an oil cooler up front, so now I need to put a tranny cooler in but where do i put it. If I put it up front I will almost have my whole radiator blocked any suggestions or fabrications for this will help.

    88 K5 350 tbi 700r 35's and 4inches
     
  2. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    On my Burb I have an oil cooler and tranny cooler in front of the radiator.. Plus the condencor and it stays cool.

    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
  3. gill

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    problem with doing that is that my blazer already runs on the warm side around 210 but I have the radiator out now and i am cleaning it and flushing the system. I may do it any way and see what it does but if there are any more suggestions before i do this please let me know

    mike
     
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    I installed a GM kit designed for 88-up pickups, but which uses the same big cooler that you have now for oil. No problems cooling, but read below about radiator and fan clutch.

    http://forums.vmag.com/suvsuburban0300/messages/1879.html

    I also upgraded to a 4 row radiator last summer when my Burb was running warm. Check your fan clutch. If it's shot, you won't get the cooling. I replaced mine, as well.
    JB
     
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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    problem with doing that is that my blazer already runs on the warm side around 210 but I have the radiator out now and i am cleaning it and flushing the system. I may do it any way and see what it does but if there are any more suggestions before i do this please let me know

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    you also might want to consider taking it to a radiator shop and having them boil it out. it usually costs between $35 - $70, but it is well worth the investment.

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
     
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    How you did dat?
     
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    Try this page. it is at the top of the screen.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/forums/faq_english.php?Cat=>http://coloradok5.com/forums/faq_english.php?Cat=</a>

    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     

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