: Transmission Cooler....



Somefun
04-08-11, 08:19 PM
Hey guys I'm heading to the track for somefun and I'm thinking of installing a transmission cooler. Has anyone done it yet and if so which one did you use and how did it work? Is there one on there with the stock set up?

Domsz06
04-08-11, 08:42 PM
You stock set HaS a cooler built in. Circle D recommends putting in a bigger one but I have not made it there to see what they recommend. I plan on going there this week.

cbloveday
04-08-11, 10:46 PM
Dom, please advise what they recommend on the cooler and what they do to build a stronger tranny. Thanks

Dr. Design
04-08-11, 11:11 PM
Hello,
You might want to take a look at our trans cooling options as it includes a Setrab core.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac


Hey guys I'm heading to the track for somefun and I'm thinking of installing a transmission cooler. Has anyone done it yet and if so which one did you use and how did it work? Is there one on there with the stock set up?

baabootoo
04-09-11, 12:48 AM
Monitor the fluid temps and see how high it gets depending upon what you're doing. The fluid we use in the autos, Dexron VI, is almost as good as a synthetic.

cbloveday
04-09-11, 04:07 AM
D3, your cooler cores are very nice!
From the picture on your site I have a couple of questions:

1.) Does the kit include installation instructions?
(Never installed a trans cooler & wonder if additional fluid is required and if so, how much? Also, hose routing & connections etc...)

2.) Does your kit piggy back the existing trans cooler?
(What is the cooler core in front of the (2)setrab cores)

3.) How are the two setrab cores secured to the vehicle? Does the kit include Setrab mounting brackets like shown here?
http://www.setrabusa.com/pdf/MPDSTD%20Instructions.pdf

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions...

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/D3-Transcooler.jpg

Somefun
04-09-11, 08:27 AM
D3, your cooler cores are very nice!
From the picture on your site I have a couple of questions:

1.) Does the kit include installation instructions?
(Never installed a trans cooler & wonder if additional fluid is required and if so, how much? Also, hose routing & connections etc...)

2.) Does your kit piggy back the existing trans cooler?
(What is the cooler core in front of the (2)setrab cores)

3.) How are the two setrab cores secured to the vehicle? Does the kit include Setrab mounting brackets like shown here?
http://www.setrabusa.com/pdf/MPDSTD%20Instructions.pdf

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions...

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/D3-Transcooler.jpg

Do you need to take the nose off the car for installation? is the kit complete with everything you need?

Domsz06
04-09-11, 12:48 PM
Do you need to take the nose off the car for installation? is the kit complete with everything you need?

CB circle d does all the items I put in the other thread, and they rebuild the transmission per the individual. They have stronger and more clutches, as well as a stronger shaft.

You will need to put more fluid if you get a cooler since your adding more hoses and also lines. They are not hard to do, it's pretty easy really.

Somefun, based on d3's pics yeah you will need to pull the front clip off.

cbloveday
04-09-11, 12:49 PM
I suspect the nose comes off to aid in ease of install. It is actually pretty easy to remove. You may need help with guiding it back on.

Anyone know what the smaller core in front of the D3 cooler is? Is it the stock tranny cooler?

Domsz06
04-09-11, 12:55 PM
I suspect the nose comes off to aid in ease of install. It is actually pretty easy to remove. You may need help with guiding it back on.

Anyone know what the smaller core in front of the D3 cooler is? Is it the stock tranny cooler?

oil cooler. (i think)

cbloveday
04-09-11, 01:07 PM
I am pretty sure it is the stock tranny cooler.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/transcooler.gif


Item #6 is the oil cooler
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/oilcooler.gif

Dr. Design
04-11-11, 07:01 PM
Hello,
Yes, the kits would come with instructions and installation pictures. Please keep in mind that you would also have access to speak with one of our techs in the event you have some questions along the way. Just give us a call Mon-Fri 9AM-6PM PST and one of them can assist you.

Typically those looking to install the new trans cooler, can use it with or without the OEM trans cooler in place. For those looking to run our Aluminum competition radiator & BMF Super Intercooler, then you would not leave the OEM trans cooler in place. If you are just running one of the two aforementioned coolers, then you can install with the OEM trans cooler.

All of our coolers come with proper mounting brackets to ensure safe mounting.

Let us know if there are any other questions.

p.s. And that other cooler is the power steering cooler.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac




D3, your cooler cores are very nice!
From the picture on your site I have a couple of questions:

1.) Does the kit include installation instructions?
(Never installed a trans cooler & wonder if additional fluid is required and if so, how much? Also, hose routing & connections etc...)

2.) Does your kit piggy back the existing trans cooler?
(What is the cooler core in front of the (2)setrab cores)

3.) How are the two setrab cores secured to the vehicle? Does the kit include Setrab mounting brackets like shown here?
http://www.setrabusa.com/pdf/MPDSTD%20Instructions.pdf

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions...

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/D3-Transcooler.jpg

Dr. Design
04-11-11, 07:59 PM
Hello,
Yes, you will need to pull the front fascia off to install these components.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac


I suspect the nose comes off to aid in ease of install. It is actually pretty easy to remove. You may need help with guiding it back on.

Anyone know what the smaller core in front of the D3 cooler is? Is it the stock tranny cooler?