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Unread 02-24-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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Transmission cooler

This year i will be taking my 1997 I6 Grand Cherokee on the beach at least twice a week fishing. I am concerned about the transmission temperatures especially on those hot 90 degree plus days crawling along at 10mph. I do not have an aux. cooler and was wondering if i should get one with an electric fan. Since i will be moving at a slow pace there will not be much of an air exchange for the cooler to really be effective. Has anyone here installed a cooler with an electric fan?

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Unread 02-24-2008, 09:31 PM   #2
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Are you towing a boat to the beach? If not, I don't see any reason to have an aux cooler.
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Unread 02-24-2008, 09:40 PM   #3
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I think there are transmision lines runing thru the cold side of the radiator, so i don't think it will overheat unless you are towing
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Or just tie a 12 lb fish to a one foot pipe.
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Unread 02-25-2008, 04:19 AM   #4
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This year i will be taking my 1997 I6 Grand Cherokee on the beach at least twice a week fishing. I am concerned about the transmission temperatures especially on those hot 90 degree plus days crawling along at 10mph. I do not have an aux. cooler and was wondering if i should get one with an electric fan. Since i will be moving at a slow pace there will not be much of an air exchange for the cooler to really be effective. Has anyone here installed a cooler with an electric fan?
I plan on doing the same thing before the summer comes along. Last June i went off roading in PA and spent a couple of hours in hot temps. going real slow of course, and the tranny was giving off ALOT of heat through the floor boards. If you happen to do this please post some pics so i know what im getting myself into.
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Unread 02-25-2008, 06:10 AM   #5
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Slow speeds through soft sand puts a significant load on the transmission and builds lots of heat. Due to the slow speeds the tranny gets hot. I do tow on occasion as well.
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Unread 02-25-2008, 06:51 AM   #6
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put one on... that cooler is cheaper that a transmission... there are even coolers that have there own fans...
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Unread 02-25-2008, 01:24 PM   #7
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My question is really if anyone has installed one with an electric fan, and if so where did they mount it.
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Unread 02-25-2008, 01:31 PM   #8
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My feeling is that if your fan is working, then just position the cooler in front of it. Another fan would be overkill I think.
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Unread 02-25-2008, 01:41 PM   #9
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I'm doing a cooler this spring when my buddy smrtjustin puts one on his XJ. Summit racing has a nice B&M one we were looking at.
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I installed one right in front of the condensor.. I have a clutch fan so its always pulling some air thru..

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Unread 02-25-2008, 02:33 PM   #11
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This year i will be taking my 1997 I6 Grand Cherokee on the beach at least twice a week fishing. I am concerned about the transmission temperatures especially on those hot 90 degree plus days crawling along at 10mph. I do not have an aux. cooler and was wondering if i should get one with an electric fan. Since i will be moving at a slow pace there will not be much of an air exchange for the cooler to really be effective. Has anyone here installed a cooler with an electric fan?
What kind of fishing you do? I'm on the Gulf and do a bit of surf fishing as well. You chase stripers? I'm sure I don't have to tell you stay on the wet stuff as much as possible and if you get in the powdery stuff keep the momentum going.

Air down also.

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Unread 02-25-2008, 03:43 PM   #12
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i just installed this

http://www.jegs.com/i/B%26M/130/70268/10002/-1

and i have a taurus e-fan that i'm going to throw in when the weather gets warmer. its just cheap insurance. i'd definitely do this if i crawled around the beach all day.
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Unread 02-25-2008, 03:53 PM   #13
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Yup i do quite a bit of striper fishing. Only I don't keep my jeep on the wet stuff, rather high and dry. One to many people have gotten stuck and had their vehicles swept away by a rising tide. I air down to around 14 psi and take it easy.
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Yup i do quite a bit of striper fishing. Only I don't keep my jeep on the wet stuff, rather high and dry. One to many people have gotten stuck and had their vehicles swept away by a rising tide. I air down to around 14 psi and take it easy.

Oops I forgot, you guys get real tides and waves back there. I grew up in extreme Northern Calif. so I know the dangers. I've just gotten lazy down here on the gulf where a 6' breaker is HUGE!!

Tight lines.
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