the transmission cooler got its first real trial this last weekend with a camping trip with the atv in tow again.
the difference with the cooler was impressive. its the best money i've spent on the bus to date.
when i decided to install the cooler, i traveled Monarch pass which is on US-50. it's a 10 mile 6-7% grade. by the time i got to the top, the bus was reduced to barely making 5mph and lots of unusual noises coming from the transmission. the kinda thing that causes ulcers and/or hoping the tow truck is nearby so you not stuck too darn long.
i made the same trip this weekend over Monarch pass with a much better time. the cooler gives the truck noticeably more power. i did the same grade with the speedo never dropping below 30mph. the truck accelerated on downshifts, it had adequate power climbing, felt strong and changed my ulcer to a smile. no slipping, no noises..... just power to keep on going.
i wish i had done this sooner!!
i picked up 3 gallons of the TES295 fluid. i wanted to climb the pass first and see what the cooler did before i did a partial change of the fluid. but im going to drain and fill the with the good stuff and hope for the best.