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Old 01-31-2018, 07:27 AM   #3011
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Agreed. keeping the trans happy means keeping it comfy. Not too hot, not too cold. I like your idea of a bypass that is thermostatically controlled. Not sure I know how to pull that off just yet...but...I like the idea.

there are cooler line bypasses valve made out there.. I was simply thinking if you are using a remote mounted trans cooler that it wont get much wind and will require a fan.. which its super easy to have a fan thats thermostatically controlled, so the cooler wouldnt do much cooling in cold weather while its fan is off.. that wouldnt involve any wierd piping..

the cooler line fittings on the allison SAE bell are #12 O-ring Boss. (not #10 like the internet world seems to say).. #10 Hose is the norm and quite OK.. but the fittings going into the trans are #12.. took me a couple tries to get that one right..

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Old 01-31-2018, 11:03 AM   #3012
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Guido --- Thanks. Just hoping the final product works.

Cadillac --- The Derale cooler I am looking at (below) does have a high volume fan which should be easy to control thermostatically. Still uncertain about the fittings going in & out of the trans. I believe the 5th gen have 7/8" ports but I'm trying to confirm. Since the trans is full of expensive Transynd fluid, I am hoping to get confirmation without pulling the plastic plugs before I'm ready to hook it up.


https://derale.com/products/fluid-coolers/engine/remote-mount/gm-700r4-4l60-4l60e-transmission-cooling-pan-detail
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:03 PM   #3013
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And if Bondo doesn't do the job...there's always JB Weld!
What about duct tape. Lol

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Old 01-31-2018, 08:16 PM   #3014
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Guido --- Thanks. Just hoping the final product works.

Cadillac --- The Derale cooler I am looking at (below) does have a high volume fan which should be easy to control thermostatically. Still uncertain about the fittings going in & out of the trans. I believe the 5th gen have 7/8" ports but I'm trying to confirm. Since the trans is full of expensive Transynd fluid, I am hoping to get confirmation without pulling the plastic plugs before I'm ready to hook it up.


https://derale.com/products/fluid-coolers/engine/remote-mount/gm-700r4-4l60-4l60e-transmission-cooling-pan-detail
wow the trans is already filled? definitely catch that fluid if it comes out!!

yeah mine was 1 1/6 (#12) ORB. that I came out and went to a 7/8" JIC fitting (hydraulic) for the cooler lines.. and I was told thait acceptable for the allison 1000/2000. its larger than what the GMC or SAE2 bell is (im told)... that cooler has 7/8 ORB fittings on it so that mate up well with your lines even if you need to adapt down from #12. im thinking going all the way down to #6 hose (the barb they have on the cooler) seems a bit small...

this is the fitting I used..

https://www.grainger.com/product/4VTH6



nice derale cooler.. im a big fan of derale products.. seems like their stuff it top notch and works well.. for electric fans I do tend to go with SPAL as I get more performance for the size..

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Gotta love Duct Tape. Hey...it got the Appollo 13 guys back to Earth alive!
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did you know standard duct tape is good for everything EXCEPT ducts?
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And "DUCK" tape is really bad on ducks.
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And "DUCK" tape is really bad on ducks.

I never had a need to tape a duck.. must be lots of people who do since I see 'Duck' tape quite a bit
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I never had a need to tape a duck.. must be lots of people who do since I see 'Duck' tape quite a bit
Yeah, because "Duck" is a brand

In the UK we call vacuum cleaners, "Hoovers", for the same reason.

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Old 01-31-2018, 09:28 PM   #3020
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just like Kleenex.. we always called it. that and its actually a brand
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