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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 01, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
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I want to know if adding a transmission cooler to my car will make a difference?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 01, 07:17 AM
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What car, transmission, engine? Usually it is good to add because it keeps the trans fluid cooler and in turn keeping the fluid from braking down.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 01, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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1979 Chevy Camaro, 350 transmission, 305 engine? Usually it is good to add because it keeps the trans fluid cooler and in turn keeping the fluid from braking down.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 15th, 01, 09:00 AM
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Running a seperate transmission cooler helps with two things. One, it helps with engine cooling, since the transmission is not putting extra heat into the radiator. The second point, is that the coolers due a better job than the radiator at cooling. If you tow, or have a high stall, a seperate cooler is the way to go. I run a 8" 4500 rpm stall on the street. I installed a cooler and added a 9" fan to it. The transmission runs just below 200 degrees on the street.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 15th, 01, 09:23 AM
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If the car has a stock converter in it and you don't tow anything I would leave it alone. A trans cooler will help the engine run a little cooler but not much. The biggest problem is that the transmission runs to cool if you don't leave the cooler in the radiator hooked up.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 01, 11:43 PM
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How does running too cold hurt the tranny?
It should not get moisture like the engine does since it doesn't see combustion.?
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