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Does orientation of ATF cooler matter?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Col4bin, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Mar 22, 2020 at 8:09 AM
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    I need to move/relocate my ATF cooler to clear some behind the grill lights. I’m curious if the orientation of the cooler matters. It’s horizontal now, but I may be able to turn it 90 degrees and make my lamps fit.

    does orientation of the cooler matter?
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  2. Mar 22, 2020 at 8:22 AM
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    As long as it gets air flow, no.
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  3. Mar 22, 2020 at 8:29 AM
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    Thx brother! Might be able to scoootch it down a few inches using the factory hoses and call it good. Fingers crossed ; I don’t need another major project lol
     
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    Well fuck, ain’t you a smarty pants. Who knew! That deflector out sheet metal is probably and hour with some tin snips and a pop rivet gun! Great option thank you for that!
     
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    Disclaimer: Under no circumstances do I recommend this plastic crap. LMAO. But, Lowes Down, Home Deposits, or Medards take your money should have some metal ones that will work. Amazajeff for sure. And if you use 18ga like you said you could staple that shit together with stuff around the garage..lol
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  7. Mar 22, 2020 at 9:27 AM
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    I may owe you a sixer of Maine’s finest craft brews sometime soon!
     
  8. Mar 22, 2020 at 3:46 PM
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    Done. One I had the cooler unattached from It’s three mounts and loosened the pipe clamps so the hoses could spin freely on the cooler nipples, flipping it around and letting it hang below the origins mount required no additional tubing and no twisted hoses. I used one of the existing mounting holes with a longer M6, some washers and a spacer (passenger side mount) and as you can see about a 3” piece of flat 1” aluminum bar to extend a location for the drivers side hole. That spacer was about 1/2 the size as the other. The bottom of that extension bracket uses the bottom original mounting hole of the cooler from the OEM location/orientation and captive but/hardware but I added a split lock washer because it seemed a little lose.

    the Baja LP9’s clear everything now with room to spare and even though I have a 32” LED bar in that lower grill area I’m hoping that I still get plenty of airflow down there that cooling won’t be an issue.

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  9. Mar 22, 2020 at 3:54 PM
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    You forgot to add the isolation rubber & washers on the hold down bolts...
     
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    Why are those necessary? Obviously I’m a newb at this just trying to work a solution:/
     
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    I did look at this but it would just cause the clearance issue with the other side lamp unfortunately
     
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    They are like shock absorbers...so the movement doesn't totally transfer to the rest of the item and cause premature breakage. Like the hose to the nipples...
     
  13. Mar 22, 2020 at 4:01 PM
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    Ahhh. Ok. I couldn’t really figure out how to reuse them anyway. Hope it will be ok. The hose lines have plenty of flex so I think that will help?
     
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    I'll take your best coffee. I stopped drinking in 94 when they told me I had too many.........blackouts, arrest's, fights, tickets, blackouts. Did I mention blackouts...lmao. I had one that lasted 15 years.
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  15. Mar 22, 2020 at 8:58 PM
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    I'd find a way to get them on there again...hoses flex, someone thought the cooler needed to be isolated from excessive vibration.
     
  16. Mar 23, 2020 at 7:27 AM
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    If you wanted to put a little hunk of rubber under the mounting points, you could. You actually mounted it to the same support as the radiator, which has little rubber pads under it.
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