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post #1 of 13 Old 03-01-2011, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Transmission cooler installation question

In installing the B&M Supercooler using the perforated metal strips and bolts,did you drill and place the self-threading metal bolts in the lower radiator support or drill through and use bolts and nuts.Sorry for such a basic question but want to make sure to do this right.

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post #2 of 13 Old 03-03-2011, 09:32 AM
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I drilled the holes I needed and used the hardware it came with. It's been on a year now and no problems so far.
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I know you didn't ask, but I'll offer this up too.......make sure that all your hose clamps are as tight as possible. Mine were not and I was leaking (slowly) trans fluid from the top hose of the new aux cooler. The hose is thick and tough enough that you won't cut it with the hose clamps.

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post #4 of 13 Old 03-04-2011, 08:28 AM
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The top mts are the most important, so be sure those are solid, then either use the plastic "T" pins, or eeven zipties,at the bottom, because all pressures are horizontal and against the rad-



I bolted the top and used the pins at the bottom-2yrs, no problemo

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^^^^ Does this affect the radiator at all and engine temp with it mounted in this spot?

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Nope, no effect on Rad, because-


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^^^^ Does this affect the radiator at all and engine temp with it mounted in this spot?
The aux cooler is mounted on the face of tha A/C CONDENSER, which is in front of the rad.-

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post #7 of 13 Old 04-17-2011, 08:19 PM
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Now I heard and is just a rumor or is it fact. Installing an auxiliary radiator will void part of the warranty?
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post #8 of 13 Old 04-17-2011, 08:30 PM
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Well, every dealer is act a little, but


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Now I heard and is just a rumor or is it fact. Installing an auxiliary radiator will void part of the warranty?
If the cooler is installed ina semi-professional manner and the STOCK COOLER is still in the loop-chances are the warranty is still 100% for the tranny, but-


It'll depend on your jeeps uptodate TSB/RECALL adherance and lotta luck from there-

Anyway, you're much safer and better off with the aux cooler and thats what the dealer does anyway-install an aux cooler !!

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Very well than. New mod on the list and so it grows.
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What size should I get I was lookign at getting one with a fan on it as well to help cool it better also.

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Good question! I was at this same point yesterday. I cut and bent the straps, but then decided to drill new holes and bolt through them. The included self tapping screws just don't exude much confidence for me. The top metal rail has a hole that I can get a combination wrench in, the bottom one I will drill through both side and put the nut on the bottom.
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No, you don't need an additional fan, unless you install your aux cooler AWAY from the radiator-


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What size should I get I was lookign at getting one with a fan on it as well to help cool it better also.
The rad. is the most logical spot and I have two aux coolers inline and I've cut the stock cooler (warmer) outta the loop-you don't want to do that because that would void the warranty!

Google "JK aux tranny cooler" and you'll see install pics/part# pics, there's a lot of choices and the SMALLEST aux cooler will help our poor deprived auto tranny

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post #13 of 13 Old 04-18-2011, 08:21 AM
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For what its worth I used the large truck heavy duty towing one from autozone its right at close to 11"x12" and this is how I mounted mine on flat stock


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