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Old 05-21-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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Transmission Cooler

Alright, well I know what they do and how much they should cost and their purpose.

I am looking to purchase one and want to know what I should be looking for. I favor Marylandspeed.com and headed over there and they have only 2 types. What do the BTU and GVW #'s mean? Do I really need to worry about that stuff or is that more of a concern when I am heavily modded?

I am interested in purchasing because I do "shift" my auto a lot and it's getting to be summertime. Would like to keep the friction down as much as possible. Don't come in here and say "well then get a manual or a MAN PEDAL." It's my car, I do what I want with it and it's my consequences.

Anyways, what brands should I look at and what else should I look at? Teach me the new stuffs.
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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I don't know why you "shift" your auto but anyways....

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

this is what I have. Has a thermo switch which turns the fan on and off at set temps (180 & 170 IIRC)
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:50 PM   #3
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Go with a 24000 and you will be set..... Get a stall or they are useless! And no reason to shift yourself! Let the car do it in 3rd and you will be set!
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:21 PM   #4
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Go with a 24000 and you will be set..... Get a stall or they are useless! And no reason to shift yourself! Let the car do it in 3rd and you will be set!

please explain why (you think) a cooler is useless without a stall.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:50 PM   #5
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I don't know why you "shift" your auto but anyways....

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

this is what I have. Has a thermo switch which turns the fan on and off at set temps (180 & 170 IIRC)

Since I have a CAI, would the temps be different. Would I have to set them or are they pre-set? Also, how do I go about installing these or should I look at having someone install these for me?

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Go with a 24000 and you will be set..... Get a stall or they are useless! And no reason to shift yourself! Let the car do it in 3rd and you will be set!

24000 is what?
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:14 PM   #6
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I also have an A4 with no stall right now and all im running is a derale trans pan cooler. Cool idea and it has been working great so far. Just remember your stock trans filter wont fit with that pan so you would need a shallow filter, not sure of the model number but if search the forum you would be able to find it.

http://marylandspeed.com/derale-tran...04-p-1435.html
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:48 PM   #7
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I drive a six speed, but an auto and a big stall is the smurfing epic win.
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:37 AM   #8
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Since I have a CAI, would the temps be different. Would I have to set them or are they pre-set? Also, how do I go about installing these or should I look at having someone install these for me?



24000 is what?

not being a dick but judging by the questions your asking i would say yes, have someone else install it.

it has nothing to do with your cai. there is a small thermostat which is put inline with the cooler lines going to/from tranny. when the transmission fluid temps going through this sensor(aux cooler) reach 180 the fan on the cooler (not the big ones on rad) turns on untill temps reach 170.

24000 is a gvw (gross vehicle weight) of 24000 lbs . it is a b&m cooler. that one is rated at 1400 BTUs and gvw of 24000.
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:30 AM   #9
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Ah ok and no, I'm going to be learning how to install these on my own. Have to learn somewhere and I'm not paying shit tons of money for a simple install which is what it seems like.
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:12 PM   #10
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I'm in the middle of a trans cooler install myself, mounting it up went really well a bit of a pita mounting to the radiator, but does anyone know the size or cretin type of an fittings needed to hook them together?
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:56 PM   #11
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Go with the derale atomic cooler, does the best job.
Some guy on here had to get a new transmission from too much heat with the B&M I'm pretty sure.

You get what you pay for.
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:21 PM   #12
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Go with the derale atomic cooler, does the best job.

Which one is good for our car? They carry a lot of types.
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:30 PM   #13
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I just bought the Hayden Rapid Cool. Recommended by several Sponsors. Picked it up at Oreillys for 55 with all the fittings.
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:49 PM   #14
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...What do the BTU and GVW #'s mean?...

BTU = British Thermal Unit. It's a unit of measurement for energy (heat). The higher the number, the more heat the cooler will be able to extract from the fluid. Appliances like grilles, heaters, and a/c units use this measurement.

GVW = Gross Vehicle Weight. Heavier vehicles will tend to cause the transmission to create more heat than a lighter vehicle. Coolers with higher GVW ratings will be designed for larger vehicles.
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:22 PM   #15
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for the dreale, get the 13950
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:55 PM   #16
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some threads for you:
http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthr...ghlight=derale
http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthr...ghlight=derale
http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthr...ghlight=derale
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:13 PM   #17
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...and this one

http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthr...ghlight=cooler
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:27 PM   #18
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I also run the derale atomic cooler. I didn't run my threw the radiator got rid of the factory lines and ran new Stainless lines and A/N fittings. The links aboved helped a lot. I also got the one with the thermo switch.
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