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Hello everyone! Second post and counting. I have been doing a lot of reading about how much our ford trannys suck and what can be done to help them (I have a 95 GL). Everyone seems to agree on the prudence of installing a transgo shift kit and a secondary tranny cooler. The latter i am prepared to do ( i recently replaced the radiator and have a decent idea of how the stock cooler is plumbed). My concern is that the secondary cooler, if installed on its own would not provide enough cooling abuility when the car is stationary. Is this an irrelevant concern? The primary cooler has all the coolant from the rad system to sink its heat into, a secondary cooler that bypasses the rad is usually advised but like i say..when the cars not moving and the fan isn't on the cooler wouldnt seem to be doing anything.
Second of all. Has anyone actually installed the transgo kit themselves? Does the tranny have to be removed and disassembled? Is it feasable for the home mechanic w/o lift? I just had my tranny rebuilt 10,000 miles ago so waiting on that eventuality is a no go. I want to keep what I've got. Does anyone have a link to a site explaining what the install of the transgo is like? Also if anyone could post a link to the sites where they ordered their tranny coolers and transgo kits, all the links i found in the archive were parts lists w/o prices or any links. I want my tranny to last this time! 0-20 in 10 seconds...sigh: geriatric driving.
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A Transgo kit isn't a simple bolt on. It's a teardown of the transmission and reassembly. If you aren't doing a rebuild anyway, it's probably more time and money they it's worth. The cooler you usually do as a secondary inline cooler. The only reason why some might not do this is if they are worried that the radiator could deteriorate to where the coolant and tranny fluid mix (bad news). Personally mine is inline.

If you want to leave it as a stand alone cooler and don't want to worry about when you're sitting, B&M I know sells a "remote radiator" kit that basically has it's own fan bolted to a radiator. This you could install wherever you have the room and wouldn't even have to worry weather it was getting much air blowing through it via forward momentum.

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Thanks Dan!
I figured that running them inline would be better, but i wasnt sure. I guess i'll nix the tranny kit. Its too bad i didnt know about it before the rebuild...

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Next week I am having my Trans-Go installed, even though the rebuild was a few weeks ago. The transmission guy said that all he has to do is drop the pan and valve body. I also have a stacked-plate cooler going in at the same time.
 

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Which kit did you get 99v8sho? Was it a trango kit labeled "transmission reprogramming kit" or was it one of the "home mechanic shift kits"? How much did is your mechanic charging? Did he have any comments about the kit? What will the new kit allow you to do? The transgo site is somewhat vague on a lot of topics, but a lot of people seem to like their stuff... <_<

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Add your new cooler to the two you already have. No sense in eliminating the OEM coolers and adding another.
 
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