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08-29-2005, 05:33 PM
I am interested in some opinions. I definitely understand the installation and all that stuff but would yall put the cooler before or after the radiator in terms of fluid flow. Gadgets instructions show the radiator before the cooler. I am more interested in taking heat out of the radiator and it seems that having flow run through the cooler and then to the radiator would accomplish this. I know we are not speaking of a huge heat difference but what do yall think????
08-29-2005, 09:47 PM
do what gadget says, seriously, he knows his shit
as far as taking heat out of the radiator im not sure what you mean. are you trying to get the motor to run cooler? again yer gonna have to elaborate on "im trying to take heat out of the radiator"
08-29-2005, 10:06 PM
What I mean is that when this truck is on the beach for extended periods it trys to run hot, electric fan are crap and I dont want them, I know that it is an air flow restriction due to the body lift. My 5spd taco never did this, only the two automatics, so essentially I am trying to reduce the parasitic heat that the transmission adds to the radiator.
08-30-2005, 01:33 AM
Just e-mail Gadget and give him the details. He will answer you. He is the one who will know just about any perfomance/cooling question you could have. If he dosn't know then i would bet money he would steer you in the right direction. He is a very busy person. So it may take a day or so to respond. i know putting a lower temp thermostat would help you and he sells them. We just put one in Ted and my truck 2 sundays ago. He finish tuning our trucks yesterday.
08-30-2005, 03:09 AM
I have talked to him 3 times in the last to weeks about some of the supercharger issues I am having with it. I will have to call him tommorow anyway, I have an airbox that he wants. but thanks gentlemen i will call him
08-30-2005, 03:33 AM
Gadget said i was wrong about the thermostat. So what the hell do i know.
08-30-2005, 05:05 AM
My take on the trans cooler is that you need to hook it up after the radiator. By this I mean you want to attach the cooler to the return line from radiator to trans. My logic is you let the radiator take out the "big" heat and as it goes back to the trans it gets recirculated through the cooler and it knocks more heat out. If you do it before the radiator, it would seem to me that the fluid would pick up heat after being cooled because the trans is working on the coolant and trans fluid. Just my $.02
08-31-2005, 02:33 PM
I definitely agree with you line of thinking, we will see I have come up with a way to settle this once and for all, I have installed an in-line trans temp gauge and I will test it both was and post the results, I also have just installed a water temp gauge so I should get a good idea of which way is better
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