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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2004, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation Cooler Line splicing. Help Please????

I got my cooler, I know where I want to mount it (no I will not "cheese out," why does he say that anyway?) and I have my splash sheild off of the front of my car, since I am placing it right underneath the power steering cooler.

I was wanting to ask could someone describe to me exactly how or where I splice the lines into the transmission? Also where exactly are the lines that I need to splice (oil return line, and any others I don't know about).

Pictures would be extremely helpful!

Also, is the car in any danger with the splash sheild off? My grandfather sayz no... Just wanted to make sure..
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2004, 11:31 AM
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No photo of my set up, unfortunately, but I didn't have to cut any OEM transmission fluid line with the way I connected the cooler.

I disconnected the top transmission fluid line from the driver's side of the radiator, slid the transmission cooler hose over the end of the tube, and used an extra-wide hose clamp to secure the hose. As for the hose-to-radiator, I got the correct size barbed fitting, screwed it into the connector on the radiator, and secured the hose with a hose clamp.

This page has a photo which shows a connection very similar to what I did.
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No photo of my set up, unfortunately, but I didn't have to cut any OEM transmission fluid line with the way I connected the cooler.

I disconnected the top transmission fluid line from the driver's side of the radiator, slid the transmission cooler hose over the end of the tube, and used an extra-wide hose clamp to secure the hose. As for the hose-to-radiator, I got the correct size barbed fitting, screwed it into the connector on the radiator, and secured the hose with a hose clamp.

This page has a photo which shows a connection very similar to what I did.
I thought the hoses weren't supposed to rub against each other? Isn't he risking a possibilty of a break or leak?
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just get a tube cutter, and cut the top hardline a few inches from the fitting. Then plumb your cooler inline with that.

I would use some ss hoses, the rubber doesn't do it for me anymore.

Then use two hose clamps on each side of the connection to keep mr. leak from starting.

I use fuel injection clamps because they don't back out like a regular hose clamp.

Zip tie your tranny cooler to the a/c condensor, I won't tell anyone.

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just get a tube cutter, and cut the top hardline a few inches from the fitting. Then plumb your cooler inline with that.

I would use some ss hoses, the rubber doesn't do it for me anymore.

Then use two hose clamps on each side of the connection to keep mr. leak from starting.

I use fuel injection clamps because they don't back out like a regular hose clamp.

Zip tie your tranny cooler to the a/c condensor, I won't tell anyone.

JH
I already got my splash sheild off, and I really don't even know how to zip tie it to the A/C condenser (it looks a little cramped from the A/C condenser to the radiator...)!
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you're fine with no splash shield, it's always in the way when you need to work on the car. Also, IMO I'd avoid using zipties, as they are a b***h to get off once you put them on. I screwed up cutting one off and put a nice leak in my A/C condenser...doesn't matter though...I just deleted the A/C altogether.
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