Ok, i heard many of you guys say you should bypass the radiator when installing a TRANSMISSION cooler, i know for damn sure that u shouldnt, why do u ask? unless ur cooler is the size of a condenser then u shouldnt, i dont think an 11x8x3/4 cooler is enough to cool down a huge full size transmission especially when u have a SUPERCHARGER hooked upto to the engine. I popped in my cooler yesterday, and it seemed fine on the way to work, i noticed how quickly it got HOT when i checked for leaks after the installtion, it was like an instant heat source. Well today i drove my mom to the store and i noticed my car was kinda acting funny, i thought, damn the transmission is burning up, well i wasnt pushing the car to its limits or anything, i noticed that it was the same symptoms as when my other transmission burnt up from doing the damn same thing, bypassing the radiator, so i said, ****!, well good thing was my mom took forever at the store and it was enought to cool down the engine and the fluid and get it back to normal, well on the way back home i noticed nothing, until i was almost home, i noticed my center console was getting a lil bit too hot, so i got home as slow as i could, well when, i disconnected the hose to hook it up to the radiator i noticed the fluid was extra thin, and i said, damn its burnt up, well i turned on the car to check for leaks and nothing, leak free, i touched the cooler and it wasnt as hot as before, about 10 - 25 degrees cooler, especially on the return side, now when i felt that i got happy again. Well tommorow ima pump out about 2 - 3 quarts of fluid and pour in some LUCAS TRANSMISSION FIX. I dont recommend anybody bypass the radiator when installing a transmission cooler, i dont think its enough to cool down the transmission by itself, what i did, i added it after the radiator, the fluid goes in through the radiator, then out and into the cooler i bought, I think the radiator is enough to cool down the transmission by itself and therfore should not be bypassed when installing a transmission cooler, it should be added after the fluid goes into the radiator.
TIPS:the upper metal line for the cooler coming out of the transmission is the sending line, the bottom is the return line.
What do you guys think?