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Adding oil and trans cooler w/ re-locate filter

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by opc167, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Dec 2, 2009 at 7:20 AM
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    opc167

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    I've only opened up the air box for more air intake. No mods.
    I need some sound advice please. I want to save my engine but I'm flooded with information overload regarding oil/trans coolers, etc. I was spoiled with a F350 but now have a wonderful 3.4L 96 Tacoma. I have to pull a lot of weight and need some advice on cooling.

    I need to pull about 3500 to 5000 lbs..most of the time it's around 1200 lbs. I know the trans is cooled a little thru the radiator but I'm not sure that's enough. Also, I'm lost without an oil and trans temp guages and will apply these when I add extra cooling.

    What I would like to do is design a cooling area in my bed toolbox with a radiator for both the trans and oil. I want to re-locate the oil filter to this location. While at it, I though to add a trans filter also. With this dual fin applicaiton with fans, I'd add the temp guages at this location.

    My delima is, am I adding too much travel in the lines that would cause an oil and trans fluid pressure drop and would I have to add a pump to each supply? Basically, in one location, I'd like to cool the oil/trans and filter each and add the temp guages. Is this an absolute over-kill?

    the new 4.0 may handle the pulling better, but I hope I can add some aftermarket coolers for my 3.4L to handle this load.

    Please advice and I do apprecaite it.

    Chris Brooks - Macon Ga.
     
  2. Dec 2, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    How about installing a B&M tranny cooler, with an E fan set to turn on around 140 to 150*? You can mount that in the grill with plenty of room to spare, and that should be fine for ya.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2009 at 7:24 AM
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    opc167

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    I've only opened up the air box for more air intake. No mods.
    Any suggestions on the oil relocat and cooling it a little better?
     
  4. Dec 2, 2009 at 7:28 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Not sure if thats a good idea. If you run too many lines, that opens the window of opertunity for something to damage the lines.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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    opc167

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    I've only opened up the air box for more air intake. No mods.
    Good point. I have the B&M trans cooler printed out. At least that will start with my trans cooling concern.

    Thanks
     
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