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Old 02-26-2011, 06:26 PM   #1
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Installed my B&M aux tranny cooler

Easy setup and so far works great! I hope I never get the HOTOIL message again!!
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:30 PM   #2
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You'll be good. That's a nice cooler. Be sure to check your trans fluid level. You may need a bit extra

I got a cooler too. I forget what brand though lol I'm loving it. No more worries

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Looks good. Is that box above it the MOPAR hood lock?
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:40 PM   #4
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Looks good. Is that box above it the MOPAR hood lock?
Yes it is, I recommend that to anyone. I rather have it than need it and don't have it.
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You'll be good. That's a nice cooler. Be sure to check your trans fluid level. You may need a bit extra

I got a cooler too. I forget what brand though lol I'm loving it. No more worries
You are right about that, I added a little extra fluid after the test drive.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:46 PM   #6
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I had the B&M aux cooler put on a couple weeks ago. Better safe then sorry. Put mine in the same location
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Was this in addition to the factory Aux Tranny cooler that comes with the factory "Tow Package"?

Or totally separate?
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:06 PM   #8
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Was this in addition to the factory Aux Tranny cooler that comes with the factory "Tow Package"?

Or totally separate?
Don'y know what that package is, however I have heard of people who has it and it comes with a aux. cooler. Anyway, this is separate, bought it and installed it.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:56 AM   #9
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Anybody know which one works with the RIPP SC?
I'd like to install the tranny cooler but might want a SC in the future as well. Better to think ahead.
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Anybody know which one works with the RIPP SC?
I'd like to install the tranny cooler but might want a SC in the future as well. Better to think ahead.
Most guys mount them lower - like at the bumper level... Some install the same cooler on the frame rail. Jeeps are plenty drafty - Secondly, we turn the fans on a lot sooner (based on air, engine and trans temps)

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Old 03-01-2011, 02:31 PM   #11
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Easy setup and so far works great! I hope I never get the HOTOIL message again!!

Hey, I just purchased the same tranny cooler. It has been sitting in my apartment just waiting for a warm weekend that I am free to do the install.

How long did it take for the install? How did you secure the cooler in place? Was it hard to determine which hose was the in and which was the out? Any other pieces of advice for the install? Thanks alot for the help.
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Hey, I just purchased the same tranny cooler. It has been sitting in my apartment just waiting for a warm weekend that I am free to do the install.

How long did it take for the install? How did you secure the cooler in place? Was it hard to determine which hose was the in and which was the out? Any other pieces of advice for the install? Thanks alot for the help.
Is easy! The hard part is securing the cooler using the provided straps. To use the straps I'll recommend you two options. The first, which I not used, remove the radiator fan so that you have easy access to the straps and cut them as necessary. But you will end up having more work by removing the fan.

The second, this is how I did it, select your mounting position then slide the first strap in until it exits the radiator. Then, with the strap fully inserted and looking at the side where the strap came out, mark about half inch from the radiator out, this is where you will cut it. Pull the strap out, cut it at the marked position and measure how long it is now, write down this number, re-insert the strap and attach the plastic square lock.

Now, for the second, third and fourth straps; insert the straps without cutting them first. This way you will make the "hole" for the straps on the radiator easier. Pull the strap out, cut it at the same length you cut the first one, re-insert and attach the plastic squared lock.

You can also mount it with screws on the metal bars on top and below the condenser, however, I did not wanted to drill anything, the straps are strong enough, they were designed for it.

To identify the lines, if it is a 2011 like mine it could be the top one. You DON'T want to skip the original cooling system (radiator). You'll be installing the aux cooler in series so you need to use the line that exits the radiator as your input to the aux cooler. If you mount the cooler like me (sideways) the bottom needs to be the input and the top the output.

If you like to confirm which line goes out from the radiator to the tranny, ask someone to turn on jeep, leave the parking brake on and push on the brake (for security) and put it on Drive. Get under the Jeep and touch the lines until you feel one of them getting really hot while the other is still colder than it. The one you need to use is the colder one.

Hope this helps, tried to explained it as clear as possible, if you still need help let me know.
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It should take about an hour, if you position it in the center then you will not have enough hose so make sure you buy about 4 ft from the auto parts store it's cheap.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:34 PM   #14
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It should take about an hour, if you position it in the center then you will not have enough hose so make sure you buy about 4 ft from the auto parts store it's cheap.
That's right, about an hour to do it, sorry I explained everything and forgot to tell how long it will take.
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That's right, about an hour to do it, sorry I explained everything and forgot to tell how long it will take.
Thanks for your insight! I really appreciate it. I was not worried about my transmission overheating for the past couple of months (it's been very cold around here), but I do plan on wheelin' this summer on the beach a lot so I am sure it will be needed. I don't want to be another statistic of JK's spontaneously bursting into flames. HAHA

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