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Old July 24th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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Automatic Tranny Oil Cooler

I plan on running an aftermarket oil cooler for my AT tranny, is it fine to bypass the OEM oilcooler and run the aftermarket one by itself?
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Old July 24th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #2
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Just put it in line with the OEM.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 09:39 AM   #3
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I plan on running an aftermarket oil cooler for my AT tranny, is it fine to bypass the OEM oilcooler and run the aftermarket one by itself?
Any special reason why ? I've heard as long as you keep up on your tranny oil changes you should be ok
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Old July 30th, 2008, 12:47 AM   #4
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maybe he thinks his car will go faster if he does it
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 12:40 PM   #5
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Paul said it will help out, thats good enough for me.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 01:28 PM   #6
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Paul said it will help out, thats good enough for me.
It will, I installed a tranny cooler with my SC and after 30k boosted miles, my tranny is still holding up.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 02:06 PM   #7
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i vouch for that aswell. ive put over 30k with boost and still running strong.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 02:59 PM   #8
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If you guys want to bypass the "fluid heater" which I suggest, get the parts from a 03 Pilot, this would be the base plate, filter, tubing,banjo bolts, and crush washers it is like $130 in parts from the online places, but then you are not heating the fluid just to cool it and is completely bolt on, no drilling or tapping involved.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 10:20 PM   #9
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If you guys want to bypass the "fluid heater" which I suggest, get the parts from a 03 Pilot, this would be the base plate, filter, tubing,banjo bolts, and crush washers it is like $130 in parts from the online places, but then you are not heating the fluid just to cool it and is completely bolt on, no drilling or tapping involved.
I have a question for you guys, what temps are you seeing during various driving conditions? For me, under normal freeway cruising it's about 160-170, stop and go traffic about 180-190, after hard acceleration/driving about 200-220. This is with around 75-80 degrees ambient. All temps are Farenheit and after atleast 30mins of driving.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 10:27 PM   #10
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i don't go over 220 either
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Old August 4th, 2008, 11:41 AM   #11
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i don't go over 220 either
Are your temps around mine for the type of driving I listed too?

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Paul said it will help out, thats good enough for me.
it will if you plan on driving and staying in 3rd gear every time you drive. otherwise, if you dont have a supercharger or turbo i dont really see the purpose of why
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Are your temps around mine for the type of driving I listed too?

Thanks Kiet.
yes they're the same as your temps as you describe.. however im swapping to a 6 speed soon.
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Who makes a good tranny fluid cooler?
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Who makes a good tranny fluid cooler?
I used Flex-a-lite tranny coolers. They're cheap, simple and effective. http://www.flex-a-lite.com/auto/html...e-coolers.html

Part # 4120. Heavy towing, 20000lb GRVW. I know it's overkill, but I wanted to keep my tranny safe and it was the perfect shape/size for the front opening in my air dam
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Old August 9th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #16
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Where were you able to find a place that sells it and how hard is the install on it?
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Old August 10th, 2008, 12:31 PM   #17
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Where were you able to find a place that sells it and how hard is the install on it?
I ordered mine through Kragen.com for local pick up. But you should be able to order it through any auto parts store. I had mine installed at the same time as my SC, but I can't imagine it being too hard. Just tap it into the stock transmission oil lines. Check out this thread by the resident guru NVA-AV6. http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...ad.php?t=86923
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Old August 11th, 2008, 12:51 PM   #18
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Thanks for the info and link bro.

Paul's thread looks a lot more complicated than just tapping into the stock tranny lines though, im guessing yours isnt done the same exact way?
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Old August 11th, 2008, 04:12 PM   #19
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Thanks for the info and link bro.

Paul's thread looks a lot more complicated than just tapping into the stock tranny lines though, im guessing yours isnt done the same exact way?
Nope, mine was just tapped into the stock lines. Paul's writeup is to change the lines and replace the filter as well. It's still a good read and helps to be able to see pictures of where everything is.
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Old September 7th, 2008, 03:34 PM   #20
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Any special reason why ? I've heard as long as you keep up on your tranny oil changes you should be ok
I guess I was way off on that one..My tranny is to shart
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