to install a Tran Cooler or not

to install a Tran Cooler or not

Postby Wolf991 [OP] » June 23rd 2009, 5:35pm

I have to vans a 1996 astro and a 2000 Safari the newer one has the towing/hauling button on it and would like to know should i get and oil cooler or not for them and if i do get one what kind shound i get the one for the 2000lb or the 5000lb can you guys let know

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Re: to install a Tran Cooler or not

Postby ghostrider1061 » June 23rd 2009, 5:59pm

to have a trans cooler is always good. if it was me i'd opt for the 5klb. you can never have to big a cooler.. :2:
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Re: to install a Tran Cooler or not

Postby 'cudapaul » June 23rd 2009, 8:37pm

Here's a source:

http://www.bulkpart.com/Merchant2/merch ... de=coolers

I like this one and have used it in four vans:
http://www.bulkpart.com/Merchant2/merch ... ct_Count=1

You probably won't find better pricing either!
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Re: to install a Tran Cooler or not

Postby h2omelon » June 24th 2009, 12:28am

I installed the 10000lb trans cooler.The van runs cooler now also.
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Re: to install a Tran Cooler or not

Postby Wolf991 [OP] » June 24th 2009, 3:11am

if the tran is to cool will it damge the tran if its to cold or is it ok to have the 5klb cooler
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Re: to install a Tran Cooler or not

Postby adibv5 » June 24th 2009, 4:09am

i believe heat is a bigger factor...

cold is ok but must have the trans fluid that will not freeze i got amsoil they say -55degree low viscosity so should be good i post afther winter anyways i always warm up truck before drive. and if in series with the radiator will be worm enough so shift smooth.
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Re: to install a Tran Cooler or not

Postby Matrixx » June 24th 2009, 7:50am

Hi Wolf991

Here is some insight on how the Tru-Coolers work. Taken from Cudapauls first link.:)

"Tru-Cool" self regulating coolers - it's the oil that regulates the cooler. That is the principle behind the revolutionary new TRU-COOL SR series of self-regulating transmission oil coolers. Thicker oil that is below the ideal operating temperature bypasses the cooler through the upper two plates. When the temperature rises, it becomes thin enough to pass through the entire cooler and receive TRU-COOL's superior heat transfer efficiently, automatically.

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Re: to install a Tran Cooler or not

Postby 'cudapaul » June 24th 2009, 7:57am

Yeah, what he said!
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Re: to install a Tran Cooler or not

Postby johnny-77 » June 24th 2009, 10:40pm

The Royal Canadia Mounted police pay a lab to test if a transmition can be over cooled and the extensive study basicly said any size cooler for a transmition can be used as long as the fuid is passed thrue the radiators cooler before it is sent back to the transmition. The issue that thay were concerned with was extreamly cold fluid could posible causes transmition shutter as it rappidly cools the transmition unevenly. Just a fact I ran across looking for a thermostatic type trany cooler.
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Re: to install a Tran Cooler or not

Postby Mr_Bowtie » June 25th 2009, 3:10am

I have always used the stock radiator in conjuction with the tranny cooler.
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Re: to install a Tran Cooler or not

Postby Wolf991 [OP] » June 25th 2009, 5:40pm

OK thank you guys my chevy truck is set up with the rad and the trany cooler that is how i will do it when i set my up will the cooler tell you which line to connceted to to the lower tran line or upper trany line
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Re: to install a Tran Cooler or not

Postby Mr_Bowtie » June 26th 2009, 4:38am

The tranny cooler in my Van is hooked up to the top line of the radiator.....mine is a '92 though. Depends on if you want to run it through the tranny cooler or the radiator's cooler first? I don't think there is any harm in either way???? :shrug:
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