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Date Registered: 02-2005
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Automatic Transmission Cooler


Thought I'd post some pics of the auto tranny cooler I've just fitted up. Tow a caravan so I thought it'd be a good investment.

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Date Registered: 10-2004
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I got a very similar Cooler for my Sentra, I'll think getting another for the X-Ty.

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Date Registered: 10-2005
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 Phil,

 Very neat set-up. But I would be installing some protective 'mesh' across the cooler and radiator as added insurance.

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Can we some details of were you hooked up from on the trannie?

I was in a Jap wrecker today and saw a really good tranny cooler real cheap and it got the brain cells going! Great insurance for any trannie!
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Brett, mesh was installed about an hour after I fitted the cooler.

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AKA9, I didn't do the final connections as I had the tranny serviced & cooler connected at the same time, & changed to synthetic fluid. Recommended by servicing person as he had seen how synthetic fluid had saved a few tranny's recently, previously wasn't a big fan but he knew what the auto's had been through & it has changed his opinion (over 25 years experience working solely on auto's)

Cheers Phil

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 What type/brand of synthetic are you using.

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 Please don't call me stupid, but can this set-up be used on manual transmission.
  If so, what is involved, price, suppliers etc.
  If not, sorry.

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Date Registered: 08-2004
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Diff and gearbox oil coolers are a good idea for extreme conditions like racing, but not normally needed on manuals. The hard part is that a manual or a diff needs a pump fitted to circulate the oil through the cooler. The pumps are usually electric and expensive.

An auto already has a pump built in and usually a pipe that comes around to the front of the radiator (and back again) to provide a tiny amount of cooling, enough for ordinary driving and occasional towing.

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Date Registered: 10-2006
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Hi I also have an automatic transmission exy.
After snatching a subaru wagon out of a realy nasty situation 5 times and pulling him 30 feet up the beach to some firmer sand I noticed my 4wd system began to divert to front wheel drive due to the heat generated within the oil of the 4wd system.
Would fitting one of these automatic transmission coolers help keep the heat in the 4wd system at bay?.
I don't ususally get myself in these hard situations and prefer to play it safe on the beach but we were heading slightly uphill and head on into a strong wind which really took some heavy use of the accelerator and many stop periods to let the 4wd system to cool down. what a hair raising day that was emoticon
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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Hi Jett05.

I read your excellent report in the other thread, however I have some disappointing news.

The automatic tranmission and the 4WD system are two completely separate units. If you were to fit the transmission cooler (as this thread is about), it would only assist in keeping the automatic transmission gearbox cooler when it gets a good workout (excessive towing, or extreme sand work like yours did on the beach), however the X-Trail is not designed like a traditional 4WD in that the driving gearbox is completely separate to the 4WD system's clutch. The 4WD clutch is electric, and the reason it reverts to 2WD mode is due to the clutch drawing too much current for extended periods of time (from what I can gather from previous threads and other people's experience and experimenting). Using a transmission cooler wont have any affect on the 4WD electric clutch.

I haven't read the workshop manual CD to know whether the clutch may have some kind of oil in it (I think someone mentioned it does), in which case you may then be able to use an oil cooler for the clutch. Someone else might be able to respond to that before I get a chance to read through the workshop manual CD.


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