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Old 11-16-2014, 04:49 PM   #1
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My Trans a Cooler With a Fan Install

-B&M Super Cooler 70268
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

-Spal Pusher Fan 30100393
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

-Spal FRH FAN Relay Harness
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-Spal Fan Mounting Brackets
http://www.jegs.com/i/SPAL/063/30130011/10002/-1

I was looking to use the B&M oil cooler that comes with a thermostatically controlled fan. However, I realized that the fan on those is a puller. This wouldn't work for me as I wanted it in front of the radiator.

So, I pieced together the above parts.

Here it is:

The fan fits the cooler perfectly. If you tilt the fan the mounting holes fit over the edge of the cooler. You just have to drill two 1/4 holes.

The Spal mounting straps fit into notches in the fan. This makes mounting the set up effortless. Just four more 1/4" holes. The best part is that they're already black. No painting required


Lines ran. I used some loom to protect from chaffing, and to give a more "factory" look.


Relay mounted and grounded to existing bolts




Toggle switch. I don't care about a thermostat. I'll only use the fan in slow traffic anyway.

One for the fan and one for my work lights. They look a little Fast and the Furious-ish, but they keep me from turning them on by accident.


Finished product:
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Nice clean work.

I'd be curious to know the temp difference.. if you have a Scangauge or the newer Ultragauge to monitor it.
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Old 11-16-2014, 06:55 PM   #4
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Just curious why you needed the Tranny cooler?
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I have been thinking about doing somethign very similar if I keep the truck. I would be interested to see what the temp change during normal op and with the fan on.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:19 PM   #6
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I added the extra cooler for slow stop and go driving. I have a 6 1/2 X 10 foot trailer that I use a lot. The trailer weighs 1000 LBSand is rated for 2000 LBS. I try to stay close to the rating...

When I'm up to the rating it's fine at speed as long as I keep it out of O/D. The problem is in stop and go traffic. The stock cooler just doesn't get it done all of the time. I'm hoping the bigger cooler and fan do the trick.

We'll see what the ScanGauge says.
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Great work man and keep us updated
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Great work man and keep us updated
Thank you, will do.
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Old 11-18-2014, 04:26 PM   #9
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What temps were you seeing on the scanguage before the install?
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I notice that the factory cooler is different than the previous 2nd gens, I wonder when they changed them? My Trans a Cooler With a Fan Install-imageuploadedbytapatalk1416353765.537816.jpg
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I don't want to be "that guy" but did you add extra trans fluid to compensate for the cooler ? should be almost a 1/3 qt more... Not trying to insult you jeep keep your taco good to go
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I don't want to be "that guy" but did you add extra trans fluid to compensate for the cooler ? should be almost a 1/3 qt more... Not trying to insult you jeep keep your taco good to go
Yeah, thank you. I did a drain and refill at the same time. I only got two quarts out of the pan. I think I was victim of low fluid from the factory....

It's really easy to do with the ScanGauge. Worth the money for it just for checking the trans fluid, if you ask me.
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Nice work. Putting this on wish list. Keep us updated.
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What temps were you seeing on the scanguage before the install?
If driving in stop and go I would get over 200. If driving in stop and go and then going up the big hill to my house after 220-230 ish.
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I notice that the factory cooler is different than the previous 2nd gens, I wonder when they changed them? Attachment 298568
I was surprised to find it was different too. Wonder why?
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Yeah, thank you. I did a drain and refill at the same time. I only got two quarts out of the pan. I think I was victim of low fluid from the factory....

It's really easy to do with the ScanGauge. Worth the money for it just for checking the trans fluid, if you ask me.
Cool deal. Man I need to look into getting one of them, I hear a lot of good things about them.
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Awesome job with the install . An excellent idea for anyone towing in stop and go traffic as well crawling in 4X4 low . Great write up !!
Thank you. I'll be towing my trailer to PA this weekend. We'll see what happens.
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It's really easy to do with the ScanGauge. Worth the money for it just for checking the trans fluid, if you ask me.

What is involved with using the scanguage? I might buy one just for this.

I was planning on getting the ultra guage for the price. Anyone know if you can check trans fluid with that as well.
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What is involved with using the scanguage? I might buy one just for this.

I was planning on getting the ultra guage for the price. Anyone know if you can check trans fluid with that as well.
You might want to wait for UltraGauge to release a version capable of reading ATF temp. They're working on it now. Details here.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...sion-temp.html
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