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Trans coolers?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by broncoman6524, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. broncoman6524

    broncoman6524 1/2 ton status

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    what exactly is best? i know obviously bigger is better...

    so then obviously this
    http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=EAR%2D41910ERL&N=700+4294888847+4294906626+115&autoview=sku
    would be better off than this
    http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=EAR%2D21008ERL&N=700+4294888847+115&autoview=sku

    i pulled this cooler off of a wrecked k5...is this a stock cooler?
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    im runnin a th400 with 373s and 33s. this is my dd and i drive mostly in the 35-55mph range...so im thinking that i dont need a HUGE ass cooler

    basically what am i looking for...im puttin a trans gauge in soon adn figured ill just let the damn thing spit fluidjust once... lol
     
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    ya know by the looks of the cooler...it appears to be a B&m style like the link you posted...

    if im correct...by the measuremetns its the 4th one down.:D kool looks like i got lucky. lol guess i gotta flush it out adn figure out how to hook it up. lol
     
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    stacked plate are more effective than tube and fin designs...
     
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    ok. but would this be an effective/more effective than the stock rad? thats all im lookin for. i play MAYBe once a month if im lucky.
     
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    just run it thru the cooler and ditch the radiator part.. it'll run 20, 30 cooler....
     
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    In Fla. you can't go to big....
     
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    I have an 11x11 b&m stacked plate cooler, and completely bypassed the radiator cooler. No worries. And since I did that I havent broke anymore transmissions, granted I am on my 4th th400, lol.
     
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    mmmm good topic...I need to order a trans cooler tonight so that when I get my tranny rebuilt this week I'll have one for them to put in instead of going through the radiator.
    The Jeggs site linked to above has some listed then has "kits" below...whats the difference? Are the top ones just the coolers...then the bottom ones have the lines and fittings?
    Either way can someone give me a link so I can buy one tonight...bigger is better :)
     
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    the one i referenced comes with the stuff in the picture of it. I had to buy some extra tranny cooler hose from napa.
     
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    would prob work for ya, but you bein in cali and having a 700r4, Id prob go as large as possible. Just be careful when you mount it that you leave clearance for the hood latch.....I screwed up on that one lol. Noticed it as I was jumpin up & down on the hood tryin to get it to latch :doah:
     
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    avery its kool man. im in the same boat...i just wanna know where the trans is at...just that sfetly factor...plus its just something to bs about at the lunch table lol.

    i guess ill just mount the cooler ive got. do yuo just kinda bend the stock lines past the rad nad then run the hosing into the cooler? and back in to the return line? this is a dumb ?but...does it matter which is which on the cooler?
     
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    I just cut the factory lines like 6" towards the tranny from the factory cooler ends, flared the ends, slipped some 3/8" tranny cooler hose over em, and double clamped it. Aint had any issues. Direction doesnt really matter unless you are adding an external filter, which I would say you would want to run to filter, then to cooler.
     
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    you say 6" like from the tranny...asin front the housing? im trying to understand this 110% lol. and then you just ran the cooling hose (could gas line work?) up to the cooler and then back. yuo just tuck them into the frame rail?
     
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    what do you do with the empty holes on the rad. cooler then? are they a seperate loop? So nothing is going to spill out if you by-pass the radiator cooler for the trans?
     
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    no he said towards the tranny...just disconnect the lines from the stock rad. cooler and cut like 6" off of the hardline...then flare the ends and run the hose to the cooler. At least thats how I understood it.
     
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    im gonna go with no...id just hose it out to clean out the trans fluid then prob plug it off with rtv or a rubber plug or somehitn.
     
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    im gonna go with no...id just hose it out to clean out the trans fluid then prob plug it off with rtv or a rubber plug or somehitn. thats what im gonna do...umless thats wrong? lol
     

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