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Old 07-01-2005, 03:27 AM   #1
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Everyone,

I would like to upgrade my Blazer with a transmission cooler.

Who has the best prices/quality?

Also, are there any how-to's online?
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Everyone,

I would like to upgrade my Blazer with a transmission cooler.

Who has the best prices/quality?

Also, are there any how-to's online?
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Old 07-01-2005, 08:08 AM   #3
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Jeff,

Pickup the latest copy of Trailer Life Magazine. In it is an article on installing a trans cooler on a chevy truck. They are very simple to install, and cost is similar across the brands. I would suggest getting a good brand name product though, that way if you have any problems you should have no problems with a fix or replacement.

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Old 07-03-2005, 05:06 PM   #4
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most trailor supply store have them get a auto-bypass type they will not cool the tranny until the temp by pass opens keeping the tranny from a under operating condition. cost about 85 to 100 $ easy to mount in front of radiator ,new models about 8x10" connect to the return line from the radiator in to the cooler then back to the return line going to the tranny ,you can do it your self and save plenty . You may need a few brass fittings .Get fittings at hardware store like Home depot. Just take time fallow the instructions ,and most have a help line listed on the instructions. Skipper entry level over fifty years.
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Old 07-03-2005, 05:33 PM   #5
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This may help. As sKipper said you can do the install yourself.

http://www.ws6transam.org/transcooler.html
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I got mine from http://www.dieselpage.com they have a awsome website with good instructions, ect...

I got the hayden #679, approx $60, for GCVWR of 30,000 lbs. Works very well.

Another good one to search for is the tru-cool. This one has a thermosate to control the fluid, bypass when cold, run through the cooler when warm/hot.
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The tru-cool seems to be the choice of the diesel gurus. I am considering it for my truck. I also have looked at the Hayden since that is what Pep Boys carries, and it is about $60 for the one for my truck, the 679, same as gearman.

Gearman, how does the Hayden work for you on your truck? My temps are running up to 190 all the sudden without a load on the truck. I have an appointment today with the transmission shop for a dognostic. I am hoping it is a bad bypass as it runs hot at 190 for a little bit and then drops back to the normal range around 160 - 170.
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Rick A, The Hayden is working very well for me. I have yet to go over 200 deg F while towing. Empty on a hot day (107), it stays under 175-180 in stop and go around town traffic.
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Thanks for the info Gearman. Having it done today. I will let you know how works for me.
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