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Transmission Coolers

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by grassmanak, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    Anybody have a recomendation for one?? Id like to get one since im going to be plowing this winter, and sometimes itsover 100 degrees here in the summer. Not really sure about them, Any Input
  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    www.gm-trucks.com is a better place to ask........is your tranny runn'n hot now? How's the fluid? You have to be pretty mean on them to get them hot. I've got an '02

    FATWEASEL LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 326

    B&M SuperCoolers are a well known and respected brand. Go to Summitracing.com, type in Supercooler in the "SEARCH" bar. The BMM-70264 should be MORE than enough for your needs.

    You might also be able to pick it up at your local chain auto parts store.

    This has the full kit that should include all the hose and connectors that you need. Just make sure you mount it where air flows across the fins for the best results. Install is pretty easy.:)


    FATWEASEL LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 326

  5. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    from what i know about coolers, there are two types, the regular kind that looks like a radiator, that you put in front of your actual radiator. this can be installed in an afternoon, and are pretty cheap.

    another kind is one with an electric fan attached to it, so it can be mounted anywhere, thsi is the type i'll put on my van, as there is very little work room. but in a truck the basic kind will work fine. go to an advance auto parts store and they will set you up.
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    I don't think you'll need a tranny cooler for plowing, you gotta remember that even though you're working the tranny hard it's at least 40-50 degrees cooler (on average) outside. As for summer towing, if you aren't having problems at this point, you're probably alright. Not to say it would be a bad idea to go get a cooler, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  7. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    You mean to tell me your truck doesnt already have a cooler from the factory? I bet it prolly does...
  8. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    i just looked and i think it does, im not sure, would one of the glove box codes be able to tell me if it does??
  9. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Nope, glove box wont tell you. Go look at the radiator and you should see several smaller coolers along with the large radiator. One is for AC the other will be tranny. Find both and trace the hoses to find where they go. Most new trucks are factory equipped with coolers.
  10. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 752

    Your truck should have a tranny cooler, engine oil cooler and power steering cooler already installed. If anything. I'd spring for a tranny temp gauge installation. Then you can see what you need.

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