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tranny cooler flush??

I installed a super tranny cooler from Rob before I knew what was wrong with the tranny and now it is contaminated... As I am almost ready to install my new tranny I will be bypassing the radiator installing new lines and new tranny and converter and I don't want to destroy them with a junk from the cooler..The cooler has less the 100 miles on it and I really don't want to replace it if I don't have to..

So what is the best way to flush one of these out???

Any thoughts would be great...


Mods if this is in the wrong section please move it just didn't see a place for it under drive train....
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How hard is it to remove?

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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 02:58 PM
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Then I say replace it. I know it sucks to not re-use it, but I look at it like this-

I just spent possibly $2000 on a new trans, converter, and lines. Plus my time to pull the old one out, install it and fill it w/ Mercon V. Why wouldn't I spend the extra $$ to buy a known good, clean cooler and install it as well?

I don't know about you, but once I install a trans. it's not coming back out until it has seen many many miles. Not just because I cut a corner and introduced a problem that could have well been avoided and now I have another trashed trans/converter and get to buy/install another new one all over again. It's cheap insurance to me to just replace it.

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Wash it out in a solvent tank and blow it out with compressed air.
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At this point everything is already going wrong..For the first time I am thinking about selling and starting all over..

Tranny showed up with a broken ear and someone jb welded it back on. So I am looking for a shop around here that can weld it.If not I will have to find someone who can swap the case..

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what type of solvent??

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Let me see a picture of the trans, I cut off certain ears to assist in clearance with long tubes.
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any way for me to tell if this is one of your builds??
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i have always used comman mineral spirits to flush out particles from a bad trans.
but if it is a old cooler with a lot of gunked up old particles then i would not use it because it will not get all the gunk out and that will trap the solvent, you want to make sure you get all of it out.

here is a article on it.


http://www.thedieselstop.com/faq/949...les/031408.pdf
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thanks Dan....
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I know it didn't leave here with JB weld holding it together. Was that the trans from JamesD?
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I don't want to get into a big mess.. I will say it came from a member as a Dirty dog built unused tranny..I was told it was not like this when shipped but that the freight company must have broke it then jb welded it...

It is a hole that the pin lines up with and I will either weld or braze it or something.....

No Alan I do not think you would have built this tranny with a bad bell housing..That is why I asked if there is some way to tell if you in fact did build it before the mishap...

Is this one of the ears you cut off????

Thanks,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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The ears I sometimes cut off are still on there.
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That case needs to be changed, From the inside I can tell you more about it.
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I am not wasting any more time or money on this...

I do want to flush the cooler tho and weld it up I'm not gonna just add to the problem..Gonna do new lines tranny mount.Even got a 93 drive shaft....

I will admit I did mess up by not finding a way to get it to you.....
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You can actually buy trans cooler flush that comes in a spray can with a hose attached, and you basically just unload the can through the cooler. Here's a link

http://www.midwayautosupply.com/show...iliateid=10050

I've never used it on any of my own cars, but when I worked at the dealership, they used to use that with every car they put a new trans in, and I don't remember any coming back failed again due to contamination.

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thanks I will try that....
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I cheated and bought a rotunda cooler/converter flusher.
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now that is just plain ole cheating
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