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Options with radiator install

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by SlushboxTeggy, Jul 9, 2012.

Which option sounds best

  1. Leave it alone (no oil cooler)

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  2. Run the internal as an oil cooler

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  3. Run the external as an oil cooler

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  4. Scrap the car, spend all money on hookers and blow...

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  1. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Bought a new radiator. Not thinking from the last time I replaced it, I bought an auto version(built in tranny cooler). Now, I already have an external tranny cooler because the last time I replaced it (~8 years ago) I got a great deal on an all aluminum radiator with no internal one.

    I've read a few threads about people using tranny coolers (both internal and external) as oil coolers, so I have a few options.

    1- Just keep the internal capped off. Don't mess with the external at all.
    2- Run the internal as an oil cooler. Don't mess with the external at all.
    or 3- Run the internal as the tranny cooler. Use the external as an oil cooler.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    leave it alone. viscous fluid doesn't cool as easily as coolant does. i had this idea with my evo radiator in the mirage... car ended up running stupid hot.
     
  3. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I actually did a lot more searching after making the thread. Yea, I'm just going to leave it alone. At least I didn't pay more for the auto version.
     
  4. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Question. Driver side fan is broken. It's been disconnected since a minor accident. One fan keeps the car just as cool. But should I reinstall the driver side fan on the new rad? Almost as a shroud? Or can I get away with cleaning up the install a little and just installing the one working one?
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i always believed one fan was for AC and the other was for coolant...
     
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    FLounder power hungry VIP

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    it should be ok with one fan, lots of people have boosted motors on a half size radiator with one fan (myself included).
     
  7. SlushboxTeggy

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    AC is cold and car stays at the same operating temp. IDK.
    Sounds good to me.
     
  8. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    New radiator is in, with only the passenger side fan (bigger of the two actually). Car is running great and stays at a good operating temp (Just under the halfway point on the gauge). Not quite as cool as the dual core aluminum, but that was to be expected, and frankly I'll enjoy not not topping off the system once a week. As for the old aluminum rad, into the scrap pile.
     
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    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    I vote option 4.. less of a headache
     
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    Same here.
     
  11. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Damn, Already went with option 1.
     
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    Nothing wrong with that. Any money left over for Hookers and some Blow??? :)
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    There's always money in the budget for hookers and blow... And Doritos... Those things are delicious.
     
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    As long as there's some $ left over for "The Finer Things in Life" whatever ya did with the car is ok. ;)
     
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