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PostSubject: transmission oil cooler - factory?   transmission oil cooler - factory? EmptyTue Dec 01, 2020 1:27 pm

https://www.gmpartsdirect.com/v-2008-buick-enclave--cx--3-6l-v6-gas/cooling-system--power-steering-oil-cooler

A power steering oil cooler that looks like it would fit behind the front bumper fairing on the Riv,  $70 from GMPD.  Look at the front bumper support in the pic.
transmission oil cooler - factory? 20-03610


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PostSubject: Re: transmission oil cooler - factory?   transmission oil cooler - factory? EmptyTue Dec 01, 2020 6:48 pm

Should work fine, having a P/S overheating issue?
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PostSubject: Re: transmission oil cooler - factory?   transmission oil cooler - factory? EmptyTue Dec 01, 2020 10:35 pm

98inWPB wrote:
Should work fine, having a P/S overheating issue?

Not at all. I was thinking about using it as a transmission cooler, in the summer it'd help.
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PostSubject: Re: transmission oil cooler - factory?   transmission oil cooler - factory? EmptyWed Dec 02, 2020 7:44 am

albertj wrote:
98inWPB wrote:
Should work fine, having a P/S overheating issue?

Not at all.  I was thinking about using it as a transmission cooler, in the summer it'd help.

My opinion is it will be a bit small for it to do much for the trans.
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PostSubject: Re: transmission oil cooler - factory?   transmission oil cooler - factory? EmptyWed Dec 02, 2020 2:08 pm

albertj wrote:
98inWPB wrote:
Should work fine, having a P/S overheating issue?

Not at all.  I was thinking about using it as a transmission cooler, in the summer it'd help.


Albert,
           If you have ever looked at a factory in radiator transmission cooler, you would realize what a joke they really are.  There is literally nothing to them, I think they have more value in bringing the temperature of the ATF up especially in the winter cold.

https://2img.net/h/i150.photobucket.com/albums/s110/tspjim455/DSC00664.jpg

 I think it is an excellent idea to use that cooler in addition to the radiator cooler in series.  IMO, it will work great.

This is what I use on my 70 GS,

http://v8buick.com/index.php?attachments/transcooler1r-jpg.376448/

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/der-51606

I'm sure it would work great in the Riv as well.

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Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHCda-t_Jls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfT2tEO4XcU
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PostSubject: Re: transmission oil cooler - factory?   transmission oil cooler - factory? EmptyThu Dec 03, 2020 2:12 pm

LARRY70GS wrote:
albertj wrote:
98inWPB wrote:
Should work fine, having a P/S overheating issue?

Not at all.  I was thinking about using it as a transmission cooler, in the summer it'd help.


Albert,
           If you have ever looked at a factory in radiator transmission cooler, you would realize what a joke they really are.  There is literally nothing to them, I think they have more value in bringing the temperature of the ATF up especially in the winter cold.

https://2img.net/h/i150.photobucket.com/albums/s110/tspjim455/DSC00664.jpg

 I think it is an excellent idea to use that cooler in addition to the radiator cooler in series.  IMO, it will work great.

This is what I use on my 70 GS,

http://v8buick.com/index.php?attachments/transcooler1r-jpg.376448/

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/der-51606

I'm sure it would work great in the Riv as well.


If it's still there Saturday I'll likely snag it.  A better idea might be one of the stacked plate coolers b/c they don't pass oil through all the cooling fins when cold due to viscosity.  BUT  I have not figured out where I could mount such a thing, in comparison mounting this one is kind of obvious.

And about the factory cooler, +1 that. A small heat exchanger in an end tank.


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PostSubject: Re: transmission oil cooler - factory?   transmission oil cooler - factory? EmptyTue Dec 08, 2020 1:10 am

I bought and installed an external transmission cooler for my Riv 10 years ago and got an in-line thermostat from the same company.

I still have the trans cooler with all the paperwork. The thermostat I ended up using on my Harley engine oil cooler. Very well made unit and serviceable also.

I bought Tru-Cool Max trans cooler (Mini Max) and what they called a Remote External Thermal Bypass (thermostat)

I bought it all from Makco Distributing, Inc.
4255 Bryson Blvd.
Florence, AL 35630
Ph# 256-767-2839

With the extra fittings needed it all cost me $145.00 back in 2010
That included shipping and handling fees.

I removed the cooler and thermostat before getting rid of the car. Still have the cooler if your interested.
I'm sure I can find a box for the cooler to ship to you. Price will be right. just want to find someone that has a need.
I mounted it in front of the A/C condenser.
IIRC I ran it in series with the existing radiator cooler. That's why I ended up buying the extra fittings needed.
I know it would be easier to run it straight from the trans output and input. But that is also why I bought the thermostat for it.
Can't remember why I chose to run it in series with the radiator tank. ????? I'm somewhat brain dead these days.

Anyway, if your interested get a hold of me for any more info and you'll get it for a steal.

P/N 4920-1 for the cooler.

If you need more info PM me or email me as I'm not on the forum that often. I'm sure I can find a box to ship you the cooler if your interested.

Rick
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PostSubject: Re: transmission oil cooler - factory?   transmission oil cooler - factory? EmptyTue Dec 08, 2020 2:31 pm

Rickw wrote:
I bought and installed an external transmission cooler for my Riv 10 years ago and got an in-line thermostat from the same company.

I still have the trans cooler with all the paperwork. The thermostat I ended up using on my Harley engine oil cooler. Very well made unit and serviceable also.

I bought Tru-Cool Max trans cooler (Mini Max) and what they called a Remote External Thermal Bypass (thermostat)

I bought it all from Makco Distributing, Inc.
4255 Bryson Blvd.
Florence, AL 35630
Ph# 256-767-2839

With the extra fittings needed it all cost me $145.00 back in 2010
That included shipping and handling fees.

I removed the cooler and thermostat before getting rid of the car. Still have the cooler if your interested.
I'm sure I can find a box for the cooler to ship to you. Price will be right. just want to find someone that has a need.
I mounted it in front of the A/C condenser.
IIRC I ran it in series with the existing radiator cooler. That's why I ended up buying the extra fittings needed.
I know it would be easier to run it straight from the trans output and input. But that is also why I bought the thermostat for it.
Can't remember why I chose to run it in series with the radiator tank. ????? I'm somewhat brain dead these days.

Anyway, if your interested get a hold of me for any more info and you'll get it for a steal.

P/N 4920-1 for the cooler.

If you need more info PM me or email me as I'm not on the forum that often. I'm sure I can find a box to ship you the cooler if your interested.

Rick

You could plumb it ahead of the radiator to pre-cool the fluid then let the radiator bring the fluid up to op temp, or plumb it after the cooler to shave 30-some degrees off the fluid temp after it reached radiator temp. SO... I guess the question is, how did you plumb it in?
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Does anyone have one on their 96 to 99 Riviera and if so does it work?

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98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHCda-t_Jls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfT2tEO4XcU
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PostSubject: Re: transmission oil cooler - factory?   transmission oil cooler - factory? EmptyThu Dec 31, 2020 8:35 am

albertj wrote:
https://www.gmpartsdirect.com/v-2008-buick-enclave--cx--3-6l-v6-gas/cooling-system--power-steering-oil-cooler

A power steering oil cooler that looks like it would fit behind the front bumper fairing on the Riv,  $70 from GMPD.  Look at the front bumper support in the pic.
transmission oil cooler - factory? 20-03610


Thoughts?
Replace it with a new one go to autopart accessories repairing it wont work.
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PostSubject: Re: transmission oil cooler - factory?   transmission oil cooler - factory? EmptyThu Dec 31, 2020 5:23 pm

ssusanapaulaa wrote:
albertj wrote:
https://www.gmpartsdirect.com/v-2008-buick-enclave--cx--3-6l-v6-gas/cooling-system--power-steering-oil-cooler

A power steering oil cooler that looks like it would fit behind the front bumper fairing on the Riv,  $70 from GMPD.  Look at the front bumper support in the pic.
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Thoughts?
Replace it with a new one go to autopart accessories repairing it wont work.

Please elaborate.
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