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#3332206 - 04/03/14 11:34 AM trunk mount trans cooler
vorteXtreme759 Offline


Registered: 12/29/13
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Loc: Florida
The vehicle is a 1994 volvo 940 turbo. I just had my transmission rebuilt and I installed a Hayden remote mount transmission cooler with a 650 CFM fan and a thermostat and relay set on at 180, off and 165, I also put a inline catridge filter mounted sideways, he says you can't mount a oil filter sideways. But the guy who built my transmission said not to run the inline filter as it may cause too much restriction and burn out my transmission at high RPMs what do you guys think?

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#3332219 - 04/03/14 11:54 AM Re: trunk mount trans cooler [Re: vorteXtreme759]
AlaskaMike Offline


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Loc: Alaska
If it restricts flow too much, sure.

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#3332220 - 04/03/14 11:54 AM Re: trunk mount trans cooler [Re: vorteXtreme759]
bmwtechguy Offline


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Are you mounting your transmission cooler in the trunk of your car? Even with a fan, that sounds like a poor place to put it. Long distance run equals significant pressure drop. Have added inline filters and coolers to nearly every vehicle I have owned with nothing but long transmission life results.

What filter brand and part number are you using?

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#3332237 - 04/03/14 12:05 PM Re: trunk mount trans cooler [Re: vorteXtreme759]
vorteXtreme759 Offline


Registered: 12/29/13
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I have two pics. In the link below


Edited by vorteXtreme759 (04/03/14 12:08 PM)

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#3332239 - 04/03/14 12:06 PM Re: trunk mount trans cooler [Re: vorteXtreme759]
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#3332248 - 04/03/14 12:17 PM Re: trunk mount trans cooler [Re: vorteXtreme759]
bepperb Offline


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I'm torn between

"I can't believe the Volvo engineers didn't do it that way in the first place."

and

"Where does the spare tire go?"

Seriously what ATF temperatures were you seeing that you needed this much cooling?
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#3332274 - 04/03/14 12:37 PM Re: trunk mount trans cooler [Re: vorteXtreme759]
vorteXtreme759 Offline


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My temps where 250 when hammering the gas I run the turbo at 25psi.

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#3332275 - 04/03/14 12:38 PM Re: trunk mount trans cooler [Re: vorteXtreme759]
vorteXtreme759 Offline


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The spare tire goes on top when I put the cover back in lol

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#3332371 - 04/03/14 02:06 PM Re: trunk mount trans cooler [Re: vorteXtreme759]
bepperb Offline


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Originally Posted By: vorteXtreme759
My temps where 250 when hammering the gas I run the turbo at 25psi.


Well that's obviously a problem. I assume this pretty much fixed that and you're down under 200?
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#3332393 - 04/03/14 02:36 PM Re: trunk mount trans cooler [Re: vorteXtreme759]
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duh
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#3332404 - 04/03/14 02:43 PM Re: trunk mount trans cooler [Re: vorteXtreme759]
vorteXtreme759 Offline


Registered: 12/29/13
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Loc: Florida
Yeah I'm staying between 180-190

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#3332405 - 04/03/14 02:45 PM Re: trunk mount trans cooler [Re: vorteXtreme759]
vorteXtreme759 Offline


Registered: 12/29/13
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But im just worried about restriction thru the oil filter now.

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#3332418 - 04/03/14 02:54 PM Re: trunk mount trans cooler [Re: vorteXtreme759]
accent2012 Offline


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Loc: Orlando, FL
Is the fan blowing into the trunk or out? I would have it blow out of the trunk so that you don't get a face full of hot air when you open your trunk...
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#3332426 - 04/03/14 03:01 PM Re: trunk mount trans cooler [Re: vorteXtreme759]
threeputtpar Offline


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I see that GHT has moved to Florida.
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#3332468 - 04/03/14 03:48 PM Re: trunk mount trans cooler [Re: vorteXtreme759]
ARB1977 Offline


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Originally Posted By: vorteXtreme759
The vehicle is a 1994 volvo 940 turbo. I just had my transmission rebuilt and I installed a Hayden remote mount transmission cooler with a 650 CFM fan and a thermostat and relay set on at 180, off and 165, I also put a inline catridge filter mounted sideways, he says you can't mount a oil filter sideways. But the guy who built my transmission said not to run the inline filter as it may cause too much restriction and burn out my transmission at high RPMs what do you guys think?
That's a hideous location. Take that puppy and mount it in front of the radiator.
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