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MT -82 transmission cooler setup

Finally got my transmission cooler setup completed. took most of the day making hoses, mounting the pump and wiring up a relay. Used the same toggle switch that the diff cooler is on. Maybe will add separate swiches if I do a radio blank off switch panel down the line.

Used the FR 500 power steering cooler as the matrix, -8 AN lines and fittings for fluid transfer and Tilton lube pump.
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Also added my Speedway Motorsports Nomex radiator protector. That stuff is awesome, definitely bulletproof protection.
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I am on track Friday and Saturday at Lime Rock so I will see how temperatures at the trans are.

Steve
 
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I built a transmission cooler similar to Steveespo's earlier this year. The primary difference is that I used a Setrab cooler and not the FR 500 power steering cooler.

I sourced the parts new from Summit Racing, Improved Racing, Hoerr Racing, and Car Shop Inc. For fittings, hose ends, hose, and many other items, I find Hoerr Racing the cheapest. For Setrab coolers, you can rarely beat Car Shop. For tilton pumps, electrical wire, relays, switches, and a few other bits I use Summit. Finally, I go to Improved Racing for fiberglass / silicon heat shielding and Setrab coolers and fittings I cannot find at Car Shop or Hoerr.

Apparently, Hoerr gives better pricing if you are a good customer. I placed an order with them this week and they wrote back stating they were giving me a discount that worked out to about 20%.

Summit Racing: $229.85

Qty | Part Number | Description | Price

1 | TIL-40-525 | Tilton lube pump with Viton seals | $195.50
1 | PCO-5511PT | Pico Toggle Switch | $3.25
1 | PCO-0956PT | Pico Add-A-Circuit Fuse Holder | $4.25
1 | PCO-5591PT | Pico 30-Amp Relay | $6.97
1 | PCO-81121PT | Pico Electrical Wire, 12-Gauge, 12 ft. Long, Red | $4.97
1 | PCO-81123PT | Pico Electrical Wire, 12-Gauge, 12 ft. Long, Black | $4.97
1 | PCO-81161PT | Pico Electrical Wire, 16-Gauge, 25 ft. Long, Red | $4.97
1 | PCO-81163PT | Pico Electrical Wire, 16-Gauge, 25 ft. Long, Black | $4.97


Improved Racing: $77.80

Qty | Part Number | Description | Price

2 | HS1-10-10 | 5/8" ID -8AN Fire-Retardant Silicone Fiberglass Hose Sleeve - 10Ft | $38.90


Hoerr Racing: $347.03

Qty | Part Number | Description | Price

2 | SET22-M22AN08-SE | Setrab M22-AN08 adapter | $9.90
1 | SET11-IF0808-D | Setrab In-line pump pre-filter, AN08-AN08, 150 micron | $53.10
4 | RHS-1090-08-2 | Redhorse -08 90 degree female aluminum hose end - black | $13.59
1 | RHS-1045-08-2 | Redhorse -08 45 degree female aluminum hose end - black | $12.69
4 | RHS-1000-08-2 | Redhorse -08 straight female aluminum hose end - black | $6.05
2 | FBM5007 | Aeroquip, Male AN To Pipe Adapter; -08AN Dash; 3/8in. - black | $2.35
2 | FBM5037 | Aeroquip, 90 deg. AN To Pipe Adapter; -08AN Dash; 3/8in. - black | $6.19
20 | FBU0800 | Aeroquip, StartLite Racing Hose;-08AN Hose Dash Size - per foot | $8.29


Car Shop Inc: $203.90

Qty | Part Number | Description | Price

1 | 23-1002 | Setrab Mounting Bracket Series 1 | $31.95
1 | 50-125-7612 | Setrab 25 Row Series 1 Cooler Pro Line | $171.95


Total: $858.58

You will need wire connectors, shrink wrap, zip ties, etcetera, but I did not keep track of those items. Figure an additional $50 for connectors as well as shipping costs from Improved Racing, Hoerr, and Car Shop.

The pump and relay both come with wiring diagrams that are pretty easy to figure out. I mounted the relay under the passenger side fuse box. I do not remember which circuit I used to add the Add-A-Circuit in the passenger fuse box. I will try to post pictures of the installation at a later time.

A good transmission cooler is not cheap to build. Most would probably debate its dollar value vs. the cost of buying a good used MT-82. However, it is not just the cost of the transmission, but the possible cost of a lost HPDE weekend.

Also, the cooler can be reused if you move to either a Magnum XL, 6060, or 3160 transmission. With the 6060 and 3160 transmissions, you can probably eliminate the Tilton pump and use the transmission's mechanical pump.
 
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I mounted the transmission and second engine oil cooler on the back of my Blowfish tow hook. I made small aluminum brackets to attach the Setrab cooler mounts to the tow hook.

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These are the coolers mounted in the car:

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We used the original vent on top of the transmission as the return. The vent is right above the gear cluster and input shaft. The transmission was drilled and tapped for a new -AN06 vent line. The -AN06 fitting is the left fitting towards the front of the transmission. The return line hooks up to the -AN08 90 degree fitting.

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I had the transmission drilled and tapped on the bottom for an -AN08 feed line. The fitting is on the bottom right of the photo.

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Feedline and temp sensor installed:

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Pump and transmission overflow mounted in engine compartment:

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On / off switch mounted under the dash:

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I forgot to mention that I relocated the battery to the trunk using the Blowfish Racing kit. If you want to mount the pump in the engine compartment, you will need to move the battery to make room.
 
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Very clean install, well done! Which size engine oil cooler did you use?
 
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I have two Setrab engine oil coolers in the car. You can see the original CoolTech Setrab 72 row series one in the top of the photo. The second engine oil cooler is a Setrab 925 25 row cooler. The 925 is the cooler mounted on the bottom right.

The transmission cooler is a Setrab 125, which is a 25 row series one. It is the small cooler on the bottom left.
 
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Yes, the engine oil coolers are run in series. The oil goes through the 172 and then feeds into the bottom 925 cooler.

I would occasionally see 260-270 degrees before the cooler with the CoolTech 172 and the original Boss water to oil cooler. Keep in mind that when CoolTech tested the 172, they measured the temperatures after the cooler, which were around 240.

I removed the air to water cooler when I added the 925. I have not run the car in warm weather, but I expect a significant improvement.

I added a few more photos of the pump mounting, switches, and feed line.
 
voodoo child21 said:
Finally got my transmission cooler setup completed. took most of the day making hoses, mounting the pump and wiring up a relay. Used the same toggle switch that the diff cooler is on. Maybe will add separate swiches if I do a radio blank off switch panel down the line.

Used the FR 500 power steering cooler as the matrix, -8 AN lines and fittings for fluid transfer and Tilton lube pump.
photo115_zps04cfa168.jpg
photo114_zpsb18bd8be.jpg
photo215_zps7d954b57.jpg
photo39_zpse6feb00e.jpg
photo113_zpsf390304e.jpg
photo214_zps280b4f7a.jpg

Also added my Speedway Motorsports Nomex radiator protector. That stuff is awesome, definitely bulletproof protection.
photo216_zpsa40cca2d.jpg

I am on track Friday and Saturday at Lime Rock so I will see how temperatures at the trans are.

Steve

Awesome article. Where did you get that lower radiator protective mesh insert?

Thanks!
 
The panel is a honeycomb matrix made of Nomex.

@ Speedwaymotors.com a 19" x 26" sheet sells for $22.99



Honeycomb Radiator Protector, 19 x 26 Inch
Info

Place directly in front of radiator and let it take the beating instead of your expensive aluminum radiator. Made of rigid Nomex material, which is lightweight but very strong. This is the same stuff the Outlaws use! Some guys have raced a whole season with one honey comb protector. Usage will vary depending on track conditions.

Honeycomb wall thickness is .001" to .002"
Can be trimmed to fit
Works great for street vehicles as well
 
Cherno134 said:
The panel is a honeycomb matrix made of Nomex.

@ Speedwaymotors.com a 19" x 26" sheet sells for $22.99



Honeycomb Radiator Protector, 19 x 26 Inch
Info

Place directly in front of radiator and let it take the beating instead of your expensive aluminum radiator. Made of rigid Nomex material, which is lightweight but very strong. This is the same stuff the Outlaws use! Some guys have raced a whole season with one honey comb protector. Usage will vary depending on track conditions.

Honeycomb wall thickness is .001" to .002"
Can be trimmed to fit
Works great for street vehicles as well

Sorry I should have been more clear. I was referring to the red mesh that you have in the lower rad opening.

Thanks
 
Mike, 06mach1, made custom grilles for the 2010-12 lower grill opening.

Contact Mike to see if he still has one or would make more.

https://trackmustangsonline.com/index.php?topic=4633.0
 

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Ok, I got my cooler all setup thanks to some buddies who have a garage (and a lift!). Since its race day this Friday and Saturday, we cut some corners to get things ready.... Do you guys think that using copper tubing is ok?? Could not get braided oil lines in time.
 

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Getting parts together, have a parts list made up, all from Summit, looking at this cooler:
Too big? Too small? Just right? Is wider and less tall better?
So many choices....LOL!
I can post the entire parts list if anyone is interested, it's all from Summit so pretty handy. Only thing not in it is the switch/wiring, that's pretty generic stuff.
 
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JDee

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Already have a small battery, it's marginal at best, but that's another story. Even with the B2015 battery the pump looks like it will be very difficult to fit in there once the hoses are on it. There's also a big steel dished pan thing to keep hot engine air out of the cabin air intake, that has to be taken out to even consider putting the pump there. Even with that thing gone it is pretty iffy looking. Not real keen on moving the battery to the trunk, adding more weight in heavy cable seems counter productive especially since for that length of cable it needs to be upsized. Going to look down below the car today though I think that is not a really good place for an oil pump for a lot of reasons.

Has anyone with an S550 MT-82 put a trans cooler on it?
 

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