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    Lightbulb transmission cooler?

    hey guys i am in the prosses of hand building a transmission (300m parts, torsion base center diff, LSD, and brace) no i had a crazy idea come into my head and i was wondering if anyone else had the same ideas or have tried it. i was thinking about fabricating an cooler for it. use something like a 19 row cooler that i uses AN10 lines to and from it. using the drain plug hole as the hot side and fill plug (or make own hole) for the cold side. may need some sort of external pump or something to make it work.

    what do you think?

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    Before going through with any project like this, test the temp of the fluid. May not be worth messing with.

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    any idea what acceptable range would be?

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    Unlike an automatic trannies, these manual trannies to not have any clutch packs or electronics in them that would that could be damaged by elevated fluid temperatures. I don't see a benefit with using one for our applications. Using the drain hole can be a problem unless you decide to fabricate a skid plate to reduce the possibility of the line or fitting being snagged and torn off. Just my 2
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    Unaware of why this would be needed, I dont know of any TTs running them. Matt, IPO, Trevor, Ray and so on. Cant think of any of them running them (correct me if one of them does) and those are some built cars, which if you're pushing your car harder than that, well what are you doing?
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    I believe that Tasmaniac was looking into this, basically there are a lot of high powered cars but how many of them are taken out on the track...Id be keen to see if any of the track guys have logged temps. with regards to withstanding elevated temps, it's more a case of how long before the lubricating properties of the oil break down and you start to grind metal on metal (speeding up synchro death and bearings etc).

    anyway I don't know! curious to explore it though!
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    wtf?

    i'm supposed to be the only AWD 3/s with a trans cooler.
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    I would worry more about our transfer cases than our transaxles. They have a bad tendency to spit the fluid in them out the breather hole when driving at high speeds for an extended period. Of course... that's not to say that a cooler for the tranny doesn't peak my interest too...

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