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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2004, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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Quick rad. question

I know this is an idiotic question, but my brain, and my body, are pretty much done for the day and I have to get this done. I had to re-install my old stock rad. temp. so my wife can get to work tomorrow, and it has the two fittings open that the tranny lines are supposed to screw into. I have a B&m cooler, so both lines bypass the rad. anyway. I need to make sure that there will be no issue w/ just using the rad. for cooling, and having those 2 holes open. I'm pretty sure they're separate, but like I said, my brain quit about 2 hours ago, and I'm running on Mtn. Dew right now. Just a simple yes or no would be cool.

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plug those two openings where the lines use to be if you have an aftermarket tranny cooler

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Mine are open...no issues yet.
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right, its not a big issue but i'd plug them

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if she drives the car in winter or cold, then you will want to run the lines in series with that heat exhanger tank to help warm the fluid up.

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Thanks guys. I just left them open. No issues yet besides a leaky rad. I will have to just block the tranny cooler off during the winter so it will warm up, because a new Cobra rad. will be going back in to replace the busted one from the deer. Just gotta wait for the insurance $$. Appreciate it.

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for the winter if you have an external tranny cooler, and youll ahve the 03 radiator on, just let the car warm up for around 10-15 minutes, it should be warm enough to start driving, then itll be fine, i ran my external cooler through the stock radaitor tranny cooler, so in the winter itll warm up better

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Thanks for the tip on the warm-up. I'll do that. I really dont feel like putting a stock rad. back in every winter. It can wait the 10 min.

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