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Old 05-24-2008, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default Larger Transmission Pan / Tranny Cooler

I posted a similar question yesterday in the Avalanche Forum for my 2006 Avalanche. In the next few weeks, I want to get myself a new B&M or Mag-Hytec deep transmission pan and a tranny cooler (flex-a-lite should work) to make sure my tranny stays cool for the summer for the Avalanche. I plan to do this before the end of June.

However, for a Saturn, I cannot find squat on replacement transmission pans for the 3.5L Honda engine or transmission coolers.

Do any of you know what might be available?
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Default Re: Larger Transmission Pan / Tranny Cooler

The Honda trans doesn't use a separate pan like a rwd Hydramatic.
The oil sump is part of the cast aluminum transmission housing.

As for a cooler, I'd recommend a B&M 70268.
Amazon sells them for 50 bucks.

I'd recommend changing trans oil (at least the 4.5 quarts that drains out the plug) every 30,000 miles. It's as easy as an engine oil change.
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As for a cooler, I'd recommend a B&M 70268.
I just installed this cooler. It fit leaning diagonally in front of the A/C radiator, at the top of the bumper - so air can still get around it (somewhat), rather than transmitting its full heat to the A/C radiator if it had been directly flush-mounted to the A/C radiator.

Front of Vue /| (/=cooler, |=A/C radiator)

There is a groove between the bumper foam and steel, which the bottom edge of the cooler fit into. Then the plastic air guide kind of clamped it in position. The hose fittings both point up.

The long edge of the cooler was too long to fit vertically in the avaialble space, else I would have kept my hose runs shorter.

Thanks for the tip on the model. It's a 20,000 BTU cooler. The 29,000 BTU unit would have been too tall in every aspect to fit like this.
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I just installed this cooler. It fit leaning diagonally in front of the A/C radiator, at the top of the bumper - so air can still get around it (somewhat), rather than transmitting its full heat to the A/C radiator if it had been directly flush-mounted to the A/C radiator.

Front of Vue /| (/=cooler, |=A/C radiator)

There is a groove between the bumper foam and steel, which the bottom edge of the cooler fit into. Then the plastic air guide kind of clamped it in position. The hose fittings both point up.

The long edge of the cooler was too long to fit vertically in the avaialble space, else I would have kept my hose runs shorter.

Thanks for the tip on the model. It's a 20,000 BTU cooler. The 29,000 BTU unit would have been too tall in every aspect to fit like this.
You may have complicated life of the A/C condenser - its in front of radiator.

Do you tow a trailer? Just curious why you decided to provide more cooling for ATF?
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