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Old 04-12-2019, 08:14 AM   #501
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I need to get a temp sensor installed on my bus so i can make the determination if I need a transmission cooler or not.... But we're in crunch time finishing up inside projects right now, getting ready to get back on the road!

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Old 04-12-2019, 08:28 AM   #502
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I need to get a temp sensor installed on my bus so i can make the determination if I need a transmission cooler or not.... But we're in crunch time finishing up inside projects right now, getting ready to get back on the road!
I'm pretty sure my transmission cooler is a transmission warmer. There's a heat exchanger with tranny fluid and engine coolant going thru it. The temp gauges say the coolant is warmer than the tranny fluid.
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:38 AM   #503
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That was the idea for the factory coolers. Aftermarket ones are intended to drop the transmission fluid temperature before reaching the main radiator, which heads the fluid back up to something related to engine temp. The aftermarket ones are added to prevent the transmission fluid from adding exceed heat to the system for example when going up mountains. The at545 will produce more heat than the engine doing that job and can overload the factory cooling system and burn up the transmission.
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:55 AM   #504
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That was the idea for the factory coolers. Aftermarket ones are intended to drop the transmission fluid temperature before reaching the main radiator, which heads the fluid back up to something related to engine temp. The aftermarket ones are added to prevent the transmission fluid from adding exceed heat to the system for example when going up mountains. The at545 will produce more heat than the engine doing that job and can overload the factory cooling system and burn up the transmission.
Only east coast travel and only 400 miles from MD to NY and back, plus the trip from WV to MD getting the bus. Was worried the tranny temp gauge wasn't working properly because it read SOOO low. I guess the AT643 doesn't have that issue.
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:04 AM   #505
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Assuming you mean the MT643 then you are correct, it does not have that problem. The AT643 doesn't exist outside of typos. With that said, the MT643 has a locking 4th gear where the AT545 does not. All the heat in mountain ranges with the AT545 is caused by the slippage from not having the locking gear.
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:13 AM   #506
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Assuming you mean the MT643 then you are correct, it does not have that problem. The AT643 doesn't exist outside of typos. With that said, the MT643 has a locking 4th gear where the AT545 does not. All the heat in mountain ranges with the AT545 is caused by the slippage from not having the locking gear.
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:41 AM   #507
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I need to get a temp sensor installed on my bus so i can make the determination if I need a transmission cooler or not.... But we're in crunch time finishing up inside projects right now, getting ready to get back on the road!
I want to run the cooler to lower the temp of whats going INTO the radiator from the transmission.
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Old 04-12-2019, 04:59 PM   #508
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I want to run the cooler to lower the temp of whats going INTO the radiator from the transmission.
Thought the idea was to lower the fluid temp going back into the tranny to help cool it?
Not take the heat from the tranny to warm up the radiator?
Must of just finished one when that was posted?
Or educate me on your idea.
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Thought the idea was to lower the fluid temp going back into the tranny to help cool it?
Not take the heat from the tranny to warm up the radiator?
Must of just finished one when that was posted?
Or educate me on your idea.
Its not MY idea. Everyone I've discussed this with seem to be doing it for the same reason I am. To lower the temps on the highway. The trans temp is FINE. Its the temps on the highway.
Nothing's malfunctioning and my bus is healthy. But I'd like to make highway life easier and this is what others have had success with.
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:08 PM   #510
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Exactly this. When you're on the highway with an AT545, you're wasting a bunch of your power making heat. Want to go up a hill? More heat. Want to climb a 10 mile stretch of 6% grade? That's how you cook a transmission.

Knocking that excess heat out before it hits the exchange with the engine coolant is the best way to do it.
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:48 AM   #511
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Scottish Cup final is today. If the bhoys in green win it will be a treble treble!




We're headed to the Orlando Celtic Supporters pub this am for some pre-match festivities. Nothing like a pint with some fish and chips for breakfast on a cup final morning.
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:21 AM   #512
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:33 AM   #513
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Aye, pal!

If this goes well, and it should, then we are gonna go apeshit over there.
Imagine 50-100 rabid ultra fans in a small pub with 5 big screens going at 7-10 am. Its mad... and we love it.
this game will be at 10am, normally they're on around 7. Should be a very healthy turnout!
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Hoot, mon! I hope the pub is current on their coverage!
Would the resulting excessive exuberance from the Bhoys winning a triple hat-trick be covered under the, "Act Of God," clause..?
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If this goes well, and it should, then we are gonna go apeshit over there.
Imagine 50-100 rabid ultra fans in a small pub with 5 big screens going at 7-10 am. Its mad... and we love it.
this game will be at 10am, normally they're on around 7. Should be a very healthy turnout!
What's that old joke about there being a riot, and a soccer game broke out..?
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Yesterday went VERY well!
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Thought about you when I saw that score on my ESPN newsfeed yesterday.....congrats! I know a little something about being a 'rabid fan'.
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