: Differential cooler ???



wildwhl
08-29-05, 01:27 AM
1) Is it worthwhile?

2) What would it take?

I found this pump:

http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/mocal1.htm

Seems like add a compact radiator/fan combo, thermostat switch, hoses, fittings and wiring and you could make one using the fill and drain plug locations as the inlet/outlet.

The part number listed on the faq:

GM PART # 25534463
CATEGORY: All
PACK QTY: 1
CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $1,965.00
OUR PRICE: $1,375.50


DESCRIPTION: COOLER

but I'm not sure what this includes, or if it is even available.

Then there's this:

http://maseratinet.com/SPARE_PARTS/oilcoolerkit.asp

and, of course:

http://www.lmperformance.com/3168/50.html

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? Lasstss - weren't you working on something to this regard?

WW out.

ctsvett
08-29-05, 02:09 AM
The one listed on the FAQ is for race applications (SCCA, etc)... If someone is interested in this one, I may have a source for it cheaper than listed new...

Reed

lasstss
08-29-05, 07:59 AM
1) Is it worthwhile?

2) What would it take?

I found this pump:

http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/mocal1.htm

Seems like add a compact radiator/fan combo, thermostat switch, hoses, fittings and wiring and you could make one using the fill and drain plug locations as the inlet/outlet.

The part number listed on the faq:

GM PART # 25534463
CATEGORY: All
PACK QTY: 1
CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $1,965.00
OUR PRICE: $1,375.50


DESCRIPTION: COOLER

but I'm not sure what this includes, or if it is even available.

Then there's this:

http://maseratinet.com/SPARE_PARTS/oilcoolerkit.asp

and, of course:

http://www.lmperformance.com/3168/50.html

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? Lasstss - weren't you working on something to this regard?

WW out.

I have the mocal pump and cooler. I ordered a new drain plug to modify from GM. Once I make up a drain fitting I can rig it up. Those prices are way out of line.

wildwhl
08-29-05, 09:42 AM
lasstss -

keep us informed. My thought is simpy that even adding fluid capacity (i.e. no fan on the cooler) should assist in the life of the diff. I know how hot she seems to get with just normal around town driving - and agree - $1800 or even $1200 is absurd for the parts necessary.

Dreamin
08-29-05, 01:35 PM
MHO... overkill for street driving (even w/Maggie)... and you're adding single-points of failures all over the place.

Are you guys seeing the "Tranny Overtemp Warning"? If not, the diff oil temps are fine.

Now if you're going to road-race...

Dreamin
08-29-05, 01:49 PM
But it would look cool :thumbsup:

http://www1.securetechsolutions.com/images/cooler1.jpg
(Pic above is an aftermarket kit... NOT the GM kit)

Z06 Tranny cooler, which is usable as a diff cooler is here:
http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results.cfm?singlepart=1&partnumber=12480080

lasstss
08-29-05, 01:53 PM
Its for the differential.........
And that pic is a cluster*$#*#@. I think my set up will be a bit cleaner.
I absolutely hate AN fittings though but Im stuck. Cooling will be by air thru a duct, no fan.

wildwhl
08-29-05, 03:10 PM
I agree. That install could be a ton cleaner...and with black line and black AN fittings look a lot better too. No fan necessary in my book - but what about a thermostatic switch? I was thinking the inline style by Derale might work good...but on temp is 180 degrees and off is 170 degrees :hmm: