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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-05-2000, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tranny Cooler

I put a tranny cooler in my 87 S15 Jimmy 4X4 this weekend![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
I got it at Checker for around $50, it is a "Maxi-Kool XL" by "Imperial" part number 243007. Its dimensions are 7.25" X 11" X 3/4" and removes 13,500 BTU's.
It is the "Plate" type cooler (72 plates) and supposed to be 33% more efficient than the "tube and fin" type. Also it is "OEM" approved by GM,Ford,Chrysler!
It fit real well, there is no way I could have put any bigger in, I mounted it with the metal brackets that came with it, (I don't like the zip tie thingys) I was very pleased with the kit, it came with everything you could need!
(Cooler, Brackets, zip ties, Clamps, Hose, Nuts/bolts/lockwashers, and several different sized couplings for the tranny lines and radiator).

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Re: Tranny Cooler

With the plate style how does the air get in there to cool it, or do you use some other form of cooling for it (another set of fluid and heat exchanger, etc..)? I don't like the zip ties also, they tend to eat through radiators from what I've heard... Got some pictures of this thing? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Sounds like a great deal [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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Re: Tranny Cooler

The plates are twisted spiral's side by side with a small gap in between them, so the air still flows through, very much like the "tube and fin" type. I am going to see if I can borrow a friends dig camera and take some pics of it mounted on the truck.
I am real happy with how I got it mounted on there, it is very secure and is sitting about 1/4" away from the AC condenser and makes no contact with any other metal, so it is not rubbing against anything.

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img], thank you for the info, I'll have to look into one of these for my 'burb... Anyone know of they make regular radiators like that?

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Re: Tranny Cooler

I have no idea about the radiator.
But they did have the same Trans cooler as mine with larger dimensions and a higher BTU rating, that would probably be more suitable for your Burb. The BTU rating on both of these was higher, than a much larger tube & fin cooler.

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Re: Tranny Cooler

I looked at the back of the box mine came in, and the bigger one is pt#243012 it is 12"x11"x3/4" and has 120 plates, for 21,800 BTU heat rejection![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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