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Kirk
04-10-2004, 06:29 AM
Heat and the automatic transmission:

Should you get an external transmission cooler on your car?
According to Jerry W. "An ideal temperature for the transmission to run is in the 160 - 180 F range. For every 20 of increase
in transmission fluid temp above 170, the life of the fluid is cut in half."

Also the best type of cooler is a Stacked Plate design, not the fin & tube type.

More good info is available on the Thunderbird & Cougar Club of America TCCOA Transmission Tech Articles (http://www.tccoa.com/articles/tranny/index.html)