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Old 07-26-2004, 22:46   #1 (permalink)
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Transmission cooler?

Hi guys, this probably isn't the right section but i'll ask anyways. My motor in my mustang is a 302, mild cam, holley 600, edelbrock performer manifold, extractors, dual 2 1/4" exhaust and electronic ignition. Anyway I'm going to get my c4 rebuilt with a stage 2 shift kit and 2200 stally, my question is will i need or is it a good idea to get a transmission cooler aswell? I'm pretty clueless on this and just after some thoughts at the moment. How will the 2200 stally effect my fuel economy if at all? (and yeah i know i shouldn't really worry about fuel economy if i have this car)
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my question is will i need or is it a good idea to get a transmission cooler aswell?
This is a VERY good idea - even better if you don't use the cooler in the radiator at all - just run flex hoses from you steel lines to the cooler - you can trim the metal lines back to make a neat job of it.
If you trim the steel lines, use a pipe cutter, not a hacksaw to avoid getting filings in the trans.

Running a separate cooler for your trans will probably twicen the life of the trans - well worthwhile...
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get a trans cooler, keep it cool it will run better..
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thought that might be the case, thanks for the help guys.
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Go as big as possible with the cooler and put it in front of the radiator. Hi stall converters make a lot more heat than standard.
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