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Old 01-02-2006, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
Carl
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Transmission cooler

'99 v6 auto vert

I'm thinking I need an auxiliary transmission cooler for a yet-to-be-named
venture, which could consist of the 'stang and I re-locating cross-country.
I would need to pull a small trailer with me. Either a 4x8 or the "sport"
tiny trailer.

I know the auto parts stores sell the coolers for about $60. I had one on my
'76 Aspen and I was pleased with the quality. I've been told I should not
install one over the AC condenser on the outside of the radiator. Can I
install it on the inside (motor side) of the radiator?

I recall that the one I previously installed was put on with long, plastic
rods that slipped a cap over the pointy end, similar to a zip-tie. Will this
hurt my AC condenser?

I'm concerned that, coupled with the AC condenser, it will block radiator
flow. Would it be best on the lower-passenger, lower-driver, or lower-center
portion?

The idea here is to extend transmission life as much as possible. Does the
aux cooler help THAT much?

Carl


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Old 01-02-2006, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Transmission cooler

There are a few brands that have 12V electric fans built into them You can
mount them horizontally if necessary. It will pull the air through the
cooler just like the fan on the radiator. Makes it easier to keep it out of
the airflow into either the condenser and the radiator. They are however
much more expensive than the standard type.
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Old 01-03-2006, 09:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Transmission cooler

"Carl" <carlsaiyed@REMOVE.hotmail.com> wrote:

> '99 v6 auto vert
>
> I'm thinking I need an auxiliary transmission cooler for a
> yet-to-be-named venture, which could consist of the 'stang and I
> re-locating cross-country. I would need to pull a small trailer with
> me. Either a 4x8 or the "sport" tiny trailer.
>
> I know the auto parts stores sell the coolers for about $60. I had one
> on my '76 Aspen and I was pleased with the quality. I've been told I
> should not install one over the AC condenser on the outside of the
> radiator. Can I install it on the inside (motor side) of the radiator?
>
> I recall that the one I previously installed was put on with long,
> plastic rods that slipped a cap over the pointy end, similar to a
> zip-tie. Will this hurt my AC condenser?
>
> I'm concerned that, coupled with the AC condenser, it will block
> radiator flow. Would it be best on the lower-passenger, lower-driver,
> or lower-center portion?
>
> The idea here is to extend transmission life as much as possible. Does
> the aux cooler help THAT much?


It helps a lot... on any vehicle. Other than numpty engineering designs
like putting alum shift accum in instead of steel, the WORST enemy of a
trans is heat.

Go to NAPA... much is made of plate type coolers being better but the
traditional design works fine for the average application, like yours.
Remember to install it so that fluid goes through it AFTER the RAdiator
internal cooler.

It may somewhat affect the A/C but not much.

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Old 01-03-2006, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Transmission cooler

On Mon, 2 Jan 2006 15:25:51 -0800, "Carl"
<carlsaiyed@REMOVE.hotmail.com> wrote:

>'99 v6 auto vert
>
>I'm thinking I need an auxiliary transmission cooler for a yet-to-be-named
>venture, which could consist of the 'stang and I re-locating cross-country.
>I would need to pull a small trailer with me. Either a 4x8 or the "sport"
>tiny trailer.
>
>I know the auto parts stores sell the coolers for about $60. I had one on my
>'76 Aspen and I was pleased with the quality. I've been told I should not
>install one over the AC condenser on the outside of the radiator. Can I
>install it on the inside (motor side) of the radiator?
>
>I recall that the one I previously installed was put on with long, plastic
>rods that slipped a cap over the pointy end, similar to a zip-tie. Will this
>hurt my AC condenser?
>
>I'm concerned that, coupled with the AC condenser, it will block radiator
>flow. Would it be best on the lower-passenger, lower-driver, or lower-center
>portion?
>
>The idea here is to extend transmission life as much as possible. Does the
>aux cooler help THAT much?
>


IF the tow is a one time thing, why not rent a van/truck to put your
stuff in and tow the mustang behind it ? Lot easier

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Old 01-03-2006, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Transmission cooler

the trailer is $200, the truck rental is $2000. For the price of the truck
rental, I could just replace the trans in my car when I get there.

Carl


"RT" <noyabusiness@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 2 Jan 2006 15:25:51 -0800, "Carl"
> <carlsaiyed@REMOVE.hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>'99 v6 auto vert
>>
>>I'm thinking I need an auxiliary transmission cooler for a yet-to-be-named
>>venture, which could consist of the 'stang and I re-locating
>>cross-country.
>>I would need to pull a small trailer with me. Either a 4x8 or the "sport"
>>tiny trailer.
>>
>>I know the auto parts stores sell the coolers for about $60. I had one on
>>my
>>'76 Aspen and I was pleased with the quality. I've been told I should not
>>install one over the AC condenser on the outside of the radiator. Can I
>>install it on the inside (motor side) of the radiator?
>>
>>I recall that the one I previously installed was put on with long, plastic
>>rods that slipped a cap over the pointy end, similar to a zip-tie. Will
>>this
>>hurt my AC condenser?
>>
>>I'm concerned that, coupled with the AC condenser, it will block radiator
>>flow. Would it be best on the lower-passenger, lower-driver, or
>>lower-center
>>portion?
>>
>>The idea here is to extend transmission life as much as possible. Does the
>>aux cooler help THAT much?
>>

>
> IF the tow is a one time thing, why not rent a van/truck to put your
> stuff in and tow the mustang behind it ? Lot easier
>



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Old 01-06-2006, 23:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Transmission cooler

Carl wrote:

> '99 v6 auto vert
>
> I'm thinking I need an auxiliary transmission cooler for a yet-to-be-named
> venture, which could consist of the 'stang and I re-locating cross-country.
> I would need to pull a small trailer with me. Either a 4x8 or the "sport"
> tiny trailer.
>
> I know the auto parts stores sell the coolers for about $60. I had one on my
> '76 Aspen and I was pleased with the quality. I've been told I should not
> install one over the AC condenser on the outside of the radiator. Can I
> install it on the inside (motor side) of the radiator?
>
> I recall that the one I previously installed was put on with long, plastic
> rods that slipped a cap over the pointy end, similar to a zip-tie. Will this
> hurt my AC condenser?
>
> I'm concerned that, coupled with the AC condenser, it will block radiator
> flow. Would it be best on the lower-passenger, lower-driver, or lower-center
> portion?
>
> The idea here is to extend transmission life as much as possible. Does the
> aux cooler help THAT much?
>
> Carl
>
>

Many factory installations place the trans cooler in front, then the A/C, then
radiator. My Dodge is that way.

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Old 01-07-2006, 22:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Transmission cooler

My 1994 5.7 K1500 Silverado has the tranny cooler mounted in front of
condenser then radiator.This is a factory install.The air hits the Tranny
Cooler first.I tow and have 150,000 miles on my Tranny no
slippage,banging,still nice smooth shifting.

I had a Ford Expeditionwith no Tranny Cooler.I towed the same with this as
the Truck.Tranny was rebuilt at 78,000 miles and again at 134,000. I am sure
if I had a TrannyCooler it would of lasted longer(HEAT KILLS)

Doug

P.S. Did not mean to insult using my Chevy as an example.Also have a 1994
Mustang GT.Like new.


".boB" <bobcowan@access4less.nospam.net> wrote in message
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> Carl wrote:
>
>> '99 v6 auto vert
>>
>> I'm thinking I need an auxiliary transmission cooler for a
>> yet-to-be-named venture, which could consist of the 'stang and I
>> re-locating cross-country. I would need to pull a small trailer with me.
>> Either a 4x8 or the "sport" tiny trailer.
>>
>> I know the auto parts stores sell the coolers for about $60. I had one on
>> my '76 Aspen and I was pleased with the quality. I've been told I should
>> not install one over the AC condenser on the outside of the radiator. Can
>> I install it on the inside (motor side) of the radiator?
>>
>> I recall that the one I previously installed was put on with long,
>> plastic rods that slipped a cap over the pointy end, similar to a
>> zip-tie. Will this hurt my AC condenser?
>>
>> I'm concerned that, coupled with the AC condenser, it will block radiator
>> flow. Would it be best on the lower-passenger, lower-driver, or
>> lower-center portion?
>>
>> The idea here is to extend transmission life as much as possible. Does
>> the aux cooler help THAT much?
>>
>> Carl

> Many factory installations place the trans cooler in front, then the
> A/C, then radiator. My Dodge is that way.
>
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> .boB
> On Order: 2006 FXDI, Red.
> 1997 HD FXDWG - Turbocharged Stolen 11/26/05 in Denver
> 1HD1GEL10VY3200010 CO License J5822Z
> 2001 Dodge Dakota QC 5.9/4x4/3.92
> 1966 Mustang Coupe - Daily Driver
> 1965 FFR Cobra - 427W EFI, Damn Fast.
>



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