While that information will help you select the right cooler, our approach is simple — we like to use the largest, most efficient cooler that will fit the space available, as there is no such thing as too much cooler capacity. At 220 degrees the lifespan is cut in half. Aftermarket coolers are available in hundreds of different sizes and shapes. Some even pour bags of ice in the boxes. You couldnt really notice it from a standing view in front of the car, and it got a fresh shot of air while driving and didnt hamper the radiator air flow or anything like that.
Remote Mounting The Stacked Plate Design Unlike in a more conventional tube and fin-style heat exchanger where aluminum tubes are fitted inside of a metal stack of fins, a stacked plate design features a stack of plates in which hot and cold streams of fluid counterflow through alternating plates. If the cooler lines were in contact with the headers, it would super heat the fluid when the headers get hot. . I'm no automatic tranny expert, but it sure seems like it should work fine mounted in the rear. For that reason we decided to add a Derale remote filter kit along with the cooling upgrades. I would assume they are transmission cooler fittings.
They make a Anemometer to tell you wind speeds, we use these at work to tell air flow issues. Perma-Cool, another leading cooler maker, notes that 90 percent of all transmission failures are caused by overheating. I will look in to it a bit more and let you guys know what I do when I do it. First, you'll want to consider exactly where you want to mount your transmission cooler -- there's not exactly a specific spot inside your engine compartment where you're required to place it, so you're given a little room to be creative; however it's still important to place it somewhere where you'll get the most efficiency out of the cooler. Most any cooler will work if there is sufficient airflow through the core. Under their car such as pass.
Derale claims transmission temperature reductions of 20 to 50 degrees can be expected. The package included longer lines, allowing us to mount the cooler to our liking. There are two major design styles; a tube and fin design, and a stacked plate design. I also noticed him running the fan in the staging lanes crating a wind tunnel in his car keeping himself cool. Not too big because you will tear the line on the inside during install.
Also run the 350 torque converter to get a little more stall. Then place a clamp just ahead of the flair. Basically the difference is in the surface area the coolers provide — a plate and fin cooler will have more cooling capacity than a similarly sized tube and fin design and the stacked plate style will provide even more; that means the more efficient the cooler, the smaller it can be. From there, we looped the hose and slid the remaining end onto the return sure of the cooler. It wouldnt be a bad idea if it were mounted on the inner side of the bumper cover though. Two are behind the rear, one is where a muffler would be. Anyone have any experience trying to rear mount a cooler? Yup, I've used that cooler, good unit! I've had numerous hotrods with the trans cooler under the car, or laying horizontally below the frame.
I can see your theory being sound. We just loop the cooler lines about a foot long and run a deep sump pan on the tranny. As the gear faces slide past each other, the fluid film in between them experiences enormous stresses that can shear, or cut, some of the molecules into smaller pieces. Most kits offer adhesive mounting pads that allow you stick the cooler right onto the radiator, but there are also usually extra mounting rods that you can insert between the radiator and the cooler's mounting flanges. By placing the oil cooler up front, it provided a direct flow of air to the cooler at all times.
A friend of mine mounted a cooler right up against the floor flat, with no air going through it and cooked a C4. I agree, the cooler with the fan would be better. However, we would not get too concerned till the temperature gets to or over 230 degrees. The fluid coming from the Pump or converter does not and any debris from these will certainly end up in the cooler. Did you also know that at temperatures as low as 240 degrees, your organic oil based transmission fluid can start to turn to varnish? In other words, by being proactive, you can prevent a breakdown or failure of your transmission in the same way we prevent illness by taking care of our own bodies. The cooler in the radiator is more than likely enough. The end result is longer fluid life, and more importantly, this will help keep the internal transmission temperatures to a more manageable level without sacrificing performance.
Then, we slid the supplied rubber hose onto the inlet side. Roadkill Customs has become the de facto resource for low budget, back yard builders and do-it-yourself hot rodders. It would seem that on a coupe the distance from the trans to the trunk would be less then the distance from the trans to the front on a lot of cars. Blessed with plenty of grunt, we typically use it as a workhorse to cart parts around or drag project vehicles from place to place. The cooler in the radiator is more than likely enough. Oil coolers were used on many severe-duty applications, such as tow vehicles and police cars. To showcase a typical install, we acquired a Hayden universal transmission cooler kit from Gearstar Transmissions.
Once the hose was installed, we tightened them down using a small hose clamp that we purchased from the local hardware store. Fuel line will not work and will break down in transmission fluid. I use -6 line from the trans to aluminum hardline, which acts as a cooler also. I doubt much excess heat is there to dispose of. This will assure adequate cooling while reducing the wear to the engine thrust bearing. Fluid and filters get changed 2-4 derbys. This is because it will increase cooler restriction and increase the odds of a leak.
Problem is they have to either be under the floor or in an enclosed box. Then, we drilled two ¼-inch holes into the radiator support. This can force the converter against the flex plate more so than normal and cause wear to the engine thrust bearing. A can of cooler flush, which most shops have, followed by being blown out with air is the correct way to do it. Their design also lends them to being much more durable than tube and fin. I will look in to it a bit more and let you guys know what I do when I do it. You can see the Goodyear hoses routed away from the unit along the framerail mounted utilizing metal hose clamps.