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tranny cooler position

#1 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:26 am

Does it matter how a tranny cooler is mounted, as in, where the inlet/ outlet is located?

My cooler is mounted up front, with the lines coming up from the bottom. I saw somewhere that said
the lines should either come in from the side or from the top?

Does it really matter?
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Re: tranny cooler position

#2 Post by John_Heard » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:00 pm

Can't see any reason what difference that would make. Whatever layout works for where you're mounting it at...

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Re: tranny cooler position

#3 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:09 pm

I think it was stated on the instructions for my cooler and I thought the same thing, why would it matter?

It comes in, gets cooled and goes out, what does it matter how it is positioned?

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Re: tranny cooler position

#4 Post by supernova » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:29 pm

Bruce,
Fluid pressure is fluid pressure......
The only thing that maters is having to push it forward against G-forces of the car accelerating.
My cooler is under the trunk pan where the stock fuel tank use to be. It has a small fan on it to cool.
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Re: tranny cooler position

#5 Post by John_Heard » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:33 pm

There's one column of fluid pushing forward, another equal sized column getting pulled back so it equals out hehe...

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Re: tranny cooler position

#6 Post by wikd69 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:40 pm

I mounted mine ahead of the core support on the right side - seems to work ok

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Re: tranny cooler position

#7 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:08 am

I have a B&M super cooler and I found the instructions and they show to mount it with the inlet/outlet either on the side or on top.

I couldn't figure out why this would matter?

I mounted mine on the lower portion of the radiator support with the lines coming up from the bottom.
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Re: tranny cooler position

#8 Post by John_Heard » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:46 am

I don't think it would have anything to do with fluid flow, but perhaps it is related to mounting and the direction of the fins? Dunno...

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Re: tranny cooler position

#9 Post by Ls7camaro » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:46 pm

Supernova, do you get the same airflow with the trans cooler in the back like that? I have a Derale cooler with the fan attached, will that cool as much as the cooler in the front of a 79 camaro? I also have to remove the bumper support to save weight, but also let the airflow come in better.
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Re: tranny cooler position

#10 Post by ytnova » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:33 am

Mine is in the rear under the trunk pan with a fan as well, no problems here.
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