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Trans Cooler

I know thats its probably been answered, but I cant find the answer. Can you get too BIG of a trans cooler? I live in No. Illinois and drive the car all year so it sees really COLD temps in the winter. I have a 16,000 gvw one on there now, but was going to go with the j-mod and a higher stall converter in the future. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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If you do, you can always install a thermostatically controlled bypass valve:

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16000 should be fine. Remeber the OEM one is smaller than the 16000 and that is for the towing package. If you want to be sure, put a gauge on and see what kinda temps your getting before and after. They are not hard to put in so if you need a bigger one, just drop it in.
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I just finished putting a Long 40k cooler in my Mark. It comes with a thermal bypass for the colder weather. I don't have a gauge to tell you the temps though, but others have posted using the same cooler and it kept temps optimal.

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I just finished putting a Long 40k cooler in my Mark. It comes with a thermal bypass for the colder weather. I don't have a gauge to tell you the temps though, but others have posted using the same cooler and it kept temps optimal.
Which one did you get, source, etc.?

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I won't touch those thermal valves with a stick. They hang up and burn your trans up. Some people use them for years without problems. I have seen them ruin multiple transmissions.
I use and sell 2 different coolers. The hayden 679 controls most mild applications. The long 40,000 unit works on everything beyond that. If you are worried about winter use the stock radiator after the hayden 679.
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id stick with what you have. i have a little bigger cooler 24000 but the temps are in the 110s where i live. my transmission temps never get over 125 and thats after long hilly drives. you really wont need a larger cooler. Even with a higher stall converter.
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I usually tell people to get this one.

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If you are worried about winter use the stock radiator after the hayden 679.
Thats what I might do. I wasnt sure about running it that way.

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Thanks for the links Darrin

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40,000?
Ya, I'd say for what he needs it for; that's over kill...
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I won't touch those thermal valves with a stick. They hang up and burn your trans up. Some people use them for years without problems. I have seen them ruin multiple transmissions.
I use and sell 2 different coolers. The hayden 679 controls most mild applications. The long 40,000 unit works on everything beyond that. If you are worried about winter use the stock radiator after the hayden 679.
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I've not heard about any failing, but I'm not in the business like you
I didn't install the bypass on my car as it's only driven in the summer and stored in the winter, sounds like I made the right choice.
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If your worried about winter temps, just send the fluid thru the radiator, then a reasonable size cooler.

I am running a B&M 28K cooler with fan, not thru radiator.




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I guess you could just put a manual valve between the radiator and the cooler and shut it off during the winter when the temp drops into the teens and bypass the flow to the radiator only. Of course, if you are dropping into the teens in the winter, you are not getting into the high 90's in the summer so you should need only a small cooler.
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Or you can cover it with a piece of cardboard in the winter.
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Or you can cover it with a piece of cardboard in the winter.
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Very true, very true. Or better yet, do like the truckers do, just cover the grill with a bra...
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