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.
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.
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.
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?
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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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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