Transmission oil cooler installed!

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Old 09-02-2010, 05:56 PM
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Transmission oil cooler installed!

First off, sorry about the crappy pics. Low light, dirty car and cheap camera don't help lol.

Anyways, rather than buying a full kit I decided to make it myself. GCC spec cars come with a factory trans oil cooler that is rather small for my future F.I plans. So in preparation, I decided to go for a larger core.
The core I used is a Setrab series 6 19 row oil cooler, all the necessary fittings and hoses were purchased from Summit Racing. For the cooler bracket, I purchased an L shaped 6061 piece of 1/8" thick aluminum from the hardware store, cut it to length and drilled the necessary holes. As for the hose connections, I simply installed them at the hard lines where the stock cooler connects to.

The hose in front of the cooler was routed behind the core after I snapped the pics, and the bracket will also be spray painted with high temp flat black paint to match the core when I get my GTM SC kit later this year.











I'll try and get a full parts list later for the GCC spec guys who wanna upgrade. If you have a US/JDM/EU car then just go with a GTM/Stillen cooler kit as you'll need some parts I didn't use here.
 
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:38 AM
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Wow,, very impressive!!!! looks factory, So, this process augments the factory system, that just uses the coolant in the radiator to try and cool the trans fluid? btw... pics are quite good!!
 
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:28 PM
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Thanks. here's the list for those interested. Everything came out to exactly $250.

1x Setrab series 6, 19 row oil cooler (50-619-7612)
2x Setrab M22-AN06 adapter (22-M22AN06-SE)
2x Summit hose ends, 90 degree, -6AN hose barb to -6AN female (SUM-220711)
1x Hayden 3/8" rubber hose 4.5ft long (106)
1x L-shaped aluminum stock cut to required dimensions.
4x 6x15mm bolts
4x M6 lock nuts
8x M6 washers
6x hose clamps


The GCC spec G's use both a small cooler as well as the factory cooler in the radiator. Here's some pics of the factory cooler that came with my car>



The setrab core I used is twice as thick, with more than twice the amount of rows and it's also slightly larger in terms of width x length.
 
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:20 PM
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great job!
 
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:54 PM
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awesome work dude,

You really get things done lol

Thanks for the info, I might have to look into doing this as well
 
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:12 AM
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Nice work. Might be a little tight when it comes time for an intercooler tho.
 
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:42 PM
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Thanks.
Yeah with the way the bracket is mounted, i can actually flip it the other way around so that the cooler is mounted further back and away from FMIC area
 
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:22 PM
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Awesome looking install! This might be a dumb questions Q8y, have you ever had problems with your injen CAI regarding flooding? I don't know if it rains as hard as it does over here, but CAI down that far kinda scares me... And I don't believe in Stillen gen 3, I wish R2C came up with a 2nd gen that went right there...
 
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:53 PM
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I only drove the car through some relatively heavy rain once since installing them. I was driving slow of course, kept my distance from cars ahead and kept a look out for deep water puddles. No issues so far although I must say it does scare me having them mounted that low. Especially since I have drilled the fake mesh in the bumper and removed the plastic air diverters. Either way, the Stillen G3 seem to be a better choice in that case and they make the same amount of power if not more. I don't know why you don't believe in them though lol
 

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Looks awesome man nice work!
 
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:44 AM
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i don't believe because i've seen dynos of r2c performing better than stillen gen3.. dunno if they're accurate or not. they're also more costly, have oil based filters which aren't as good as r2c's drys, and you have to dremel your g!

i wish there was a way to place r2c where stillen gen3 was... i'd cut up my car for that!
 
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^ were they back-to-back comparisons? If not, i would take the results with a grain of salt.

My 2c, even with the same car dyno'd the same day you'll get HP variances of 5-10 hp. These intakes supposedly make power, but the differences in the amount each one makes is so little that it could easily be attributed by those same variances.

Q8y, your car is getting better and better each day! When is the S/C getting installed?
 
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:56 AM
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As soon as GTM finishes testing and tuning on the sedan
Also waiting to see the Stage 2 and 3 kits. The C38-61 is kinda small.
 
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You forgot to mention that we finished installing mine at your place before your's, i was in a hurry that i left all my tools at his place and forgot to reconnect the parking sensors .

I need to drop by again once your free to re-install everything and fix my bumper, it's hanging right now :s.
 
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:49 PM
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Yeah yeah lol. You got to test yours before me :P I still have your tools BTW. Just lmk when you wanna get them.
No problem man. At least the weather is much better since we installed the coolers haha.
 

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