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I am getting a tranny cooler to help with track runs but am not sure which one to get. The B&M looks good but it’s hard to tell if there are any differences. Any advice or experience with any coolers would be much appreciated. Thanks.
 
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I got the B&M (28,000GVW) cooler installed just under the driver side head light. it has lowered the temerature about 20 degree fahrenheit under normal driving condition.

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Here's a question on this topic. I understand that there should be a certain temperature maintained by the tranny fluid to keep a constant viscosity - cooling it too much may cause it to flow poorly. I've been told that running it through an aftermarket cooler and then through the stock cooler in the rad will keep it at the proper temp.

Any thoughts on this?
 

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suprafanatic said:
Here's a question on this topic. I understand that there should be a certain temperature maintained by the tranny fluid to keep a constant viscosity - cooling it too much may cause it to flow poorly. I've been told that running it through an aftermarket cooler and then through the stock cooler in the rad will keep it at the proper temp.

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Unless you're in a very cold climate (such as Canada) you'd be pretty hard pressed to get your tranny fluid too cold with a BPU car, especially w/ a stall convertor.

The pan on the Supra tranny is very small which leads to the fluid getting very hot. It is best to run the aux. cooler after the stock one from what I've been told by everyone who builds trannies.

Everytime I've touched my cooler, its been f'ing hotter than sh*t.
 

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The MKIV website shows a drawing of an Euro spec supra with an aux tranny cooler installed under the drivers headlight. Not sure if this was standard on these cars or an option. The drawing showed the tranny fluid routed through both the aux cooler and the cooler in the radiator. It tied into the cooler line that is routed to the drivers side of the radiator. I'm not sure what order the fluid is flowing through the 2 coolers. I would think it best to flow through the aux cooler last.

The Euro cars came with some nice upgrades over the US version: functional hood scoops, glass headlights, tranny coolers, and I wouldn't be suprised to find out they came with drink holders!
 

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Will a b&m slimline polished tranny cooler be fine for a nonturbo supra? The b&m im looking at flows 15000 is that enuff? Thanks Brett
 

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"Will a b&m slimline polished tranny cooler be fine for a nonturbo supra? The b&m im looking at flows 15000 is that enuff? Thanks Brett
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no, the bigger the better..
 

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/whice one is it i will be fine with it or i should get a bigger one?

you posted to diff answer i am a n/a supra by the way not turbo
 

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/whice one is it i will be fine with it or i should get a bigger one?

you posted to diff answer i am a n/a supra by the way not turbo
If your a Stock stall converter then the polished B&M 15000 will be fine. But bigger never hurts.

Get a Tranny temp gauge and keep the temp between 150-200. The closer to 150 the better. 150 is operating temp. When you drag you will see higher then 200 after the run the is normal, just make sure the cooler take the temp down when you are going back to the pits. To test the cooler, get the car to normal operating temp then go on the freeway for at least 10 miles and see what your temp reads at a constant speed it should be between 150-200 the closer to 150 the better.

I hope the helps
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Anyone have and pics of the tranny cooler mounted up and then also the plumbing. I just bought the B & M Street Rod cooler(25,000) if I'm not mistaken and I was interested in what it took to mount it up.
 

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Anyone have and pics of the tranny cooler mounted up and then also the plumbing. I just bought the B & M Street Rod cooler(25,000) if I'm not mistaken and I was interested in what it took to mount it up.
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blackbird,

Awesome car & nice pics... I like how you mounted your B&M.

Did you do the work yourself? How many hours did it take?

Does anyone have a link to a write-up on how to install and integrate an auxiliary cooler into the stock system?

Thanks.

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The B&M comes with a kit that includes the brackets and bolts just bend the brackes to fit. about 2 hr to install. there are also instructions with the kit.
 

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I have the B&M tranny cooler as well. I mounted it vertical in the driver's brake duct. It takes a bit of creativity to find mouting points for the supplied brackets in the kits. I don't have a digital camera so no pics - sorry. I had to modify a few brackets by drilling out the holes and connecting a few together.

On the theory of where to place the aftermarket cooler, B&M states to install the cooler after the radiator cooler. I installed mine before the radiator cooler for a few logical reasons.
1. Regulation of the tranny fluid temp from the radiator.
2. Less heat dissipation into the radiator and your engine cooling system.

Give me one solid reason to install it after the radiator?

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which line is the tranny line that i attached thew trans cooler to? i have the fornt end of my car apart and am installing a b&m tranny cooler. Also what blocking the radiator? is it a stock oil,tranny,power steering cooler? Can i remove it and just run seperate tranny,oil cooler im taking out my power steering as well so i dont need it. Any one have any ideas?


Thanks Also does any one have the instructions on installing a aftermarket cooler for the tranny? I am tryying to get everything done by tomm afternoon.
 
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