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Tranny cooler

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by DestroyerOfSenses, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. DestroyerOfSenses

    DestroyerOfSenses Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I was going to go grab a tranny cooler from Advanced Auto Parts. I don't need anything special do I? The thing isn't anything fancy, just your basic cooler. Is there a certain size I should get for my '94 Silverado? I was going to get the bigger one that says it's for an RV...Or should I consider ordering a better one from Summit?
     
  2. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    if you are going to put it on a plow truck i would get one with a temp. sensing fan on it. becuase at the slower speeds during plowing (wich is were you will really heat up that tranny), you won't get much help unless there is a fan to blow the air threw it.
     
  3. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    just get the biggest honking one you can.

    adding a temp guage would be a good idea IMO.

    dropping the pan and changing the fluid and filter is a good idea and while you got the pan dropped add a drain plug if it dosnt have one.
     
  4. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    I would get one that is built just like a radiator. It will have cores and little tanks on each end. Much more efficient than the ones that just have a tube snaking through it...Chuck
     
  5. ratplow408

    ratplow408 Member
    from PA
    Messages: 33

    I just put on a cooler w/ fan and remote filter w/ temp gauge on my th400 in dec.
    (from summit) And it works great, it runs between 180 and 220 degrees while plowing. I would get the biggest one possible.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2004
  6. 75gmck25

    75gmck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    The better quality coolers (radiator design, not serpentine tube and fin) are often made by Long, Mfg. The best design is the Long Tru-Cool Low Pressure Drop (LPD). I think the biggest one is rated for a 28000 lb GVW truck and costs about $90. Most of their coolers include metal brackets to mount the cooler separate and spaced away from the A/C condenser.

    I've never seen a Tru-Cool cooler with an electric fan, but its easy to add on if you find its needed.

    This is the Long, Mfg. web site
    http://www.longmfg.com/web/longwebframework.nsf/home/web.trucool

    Do a google search for Long Tru-Cool and you should be able to find several mail-order places that sell them. I think the B&M cooler may be a rebranded Long cooler also.

    Bruce