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#895845 - 09/20/11 03:10 PM Transmission Cooler Lines & Cooler  
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I am going to be replacing my transmission lines with a new cooler for my th350.

I need some ideals on what kind of lines to run.Any transmission coolers u would recommend?

Pictures of ur setup would be great.Thanks

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#895862 - 09/20/11 04:48 PM Re: Transmission Cooler Lines & Cooler [Re: 4893fei]  
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I just ran my new tranny lines not to long ago. I am at work and wil post the pics when I get home. I used -6 braided line and a B&M stacked cooler. Jegs has a nice kit to use that comes with all the stuff you will need. Here is the page they are on. This is the one I used.
http://www.jegs.com/p/B-M/B-M-SuperCooler-Transmission-Coolers/758370/10002/-1
Here is a shot of my setup with this kit.


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#895917 - 09/20/11 09:45 PM Re: Transmission Cooler Lines & Cooler [Re: 406monte]  
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Large Coolers are best, the Long 'Tru Cool' brand Stacked Plate style are the most efficient. They are self regulating as well.
Long makes the B&M Coolers.

Same Co. as Makco >> http://www.transmissioncoolers.us/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=SFNT
Cooler flow diagram >> http://www.bakerprecision.com/trucool.htm

Bottom fitting on Trans to Bottom fitting on Rad,
Top fitting on Rad to Bottom fitting on Cooler,
Top fitting on Cooler to Top fitting on Trans.
Trans Case is 1/4" NPST/NationalPipeStraightThread-Male.
Jegs also has Hose kits wo/Cooler. The Cooler/Hose Combo kits don't include enough Hose to replace the Trans Lines.

http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/KeywordSearchCmd?storeId=10001&catalogId=10002&langId=-1&Ntk=all&Jnar=0&Ne=1%2B2%2B3%2B13%2B1147708&searchTerm=JEGS+Transmission+Cooler+hose+kit

I'd check with Jegs to see if the Trans fitting in the Hose Kit are 1/4" NPT or NPST. NPT can crack the Trans Case.



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#896018 - 09/21/11 04:44 AM Re: Transmission Cooler Lines & Cooler [Re: Retro]  
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I use the 6 pass Flexalite 4118 cooler for my car.

http://www.flex-a-lite.com/auto/html/translife-coolers.html

I used hard lines from the transmission to the area of the main radiator and attached rubber lines from the hard lines to the secondary radiator(Flex-a-lite cooler). Works great smile


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#896502 - 09/24/11 01:40 AM Re: Transmission Cooler Lines & Cooler [Re: DiamondSnake]  
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i have the same 6 pass flexalite cooler except with the -6 ends. ill try and get a picture tomorrow, with that cooler and the torque converter lockup not hooked up my trans temps only get about 170ish while beating on it on hot days


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#896556 - 09/24/11 03:18 PM Re: Transmission Cooler Lines & Cooler [Re: foggerSS87]  
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I saw the reference to the LONG coolers above, and it triggered a memory of something I just saw on Ebay. You would likely have to cut off the metal tubes and use rubber hose and hose clamps, but thought this was a good buy.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cadillac-Transmission-Oil-Cooler-/260857170621?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3ACadillac&hash=item3cbc4c8abd#ht_500wt_956


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#896599 - 09/24/11 10:21 PM Re: Transmission Cooler Lines & Cooler [Re: 87ChooChoo]  
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Yeah, Long makes most all of the 'Stacked Plate' type Coolers. They are rebranded & sold under other names/Co.'s.
http://www.dana.com/wps/wcm/connect/c3c3...pdf?MOD=AJPERES

The Lines on that Caddy cooler can be removed/unscrewed @Cooler and different fittings installed. Looks like a Tru Cool Max style/design.

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#900118 - 10/20/11 01:17 AM Re: Transmission Cooler Lines & Cooler [Re: Retro]  
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If you want one on the cheap, go to the junk yard and look at a ford explorer or bronco ll or ranger. they are all stacked coolers and should be cheap.
Mount to the car,don't zip tie it to radiator,keep it at least 3/4" away.
good luck
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#900177 - 10/20/11 04:31 PM Re: Transmission Cooler Lines & Cooler [Re: irene]  
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Retro,
Why on a stacked plate cooler would you want the fluid to enter at the bottom? Does this slow the fluid down for more cooling?
Thanks.


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#900288 - 10/21/11 05:59 AM Re: Transmission Cooler Lines & Cooler [Re: Richie Cat]  
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The Factory always uses this path, Fluid enters Bottom of Rad & Aux. Coolers. This helps keeps air out of the system.


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