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    cooling in the pits

    anyone have a good way of cooling a trans in the pits? running a glide and once I start getting into the later rounds, its getting harder to keep the temp down, any McGuyver setups out there?

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    A good cooler with a fan helps in the late rounds, but you must start it a few times to get the hot fluid out of the converter. Next thing you can get under it with a water sprayer and spray the pan and converter down it helps a ton.
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    You could do like I do and avoid the later rounds.

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    a electric leaf blower! Plug it in your generator and point where the dust shield was!

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    i hope you dont have the tranny lines Looped..If so this is One Big problem for over heating..outside what the others said..you may want to try some Hydraulic Fluid they say it runs cooler.

    just out of curiosity you wouldn't be running to loose of a conveter would you ?...running a looser converter than what you need will also make that tranny heat up more......

    just replaced a buddy of mine tranny ( 350 turbo ) for running to soft of a converter on the street..took his tranny right out..
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    i run synthetic fluid works great imo,but like tod said this past year i just avoided the later rounds :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwkracing
    a electric leaf blower! Plug it in your generator and point where the dust shield was!

    This works better than spraying water under your car that could be dripping under your back tires :shock: ..

    I also run Hydra/tranz tractor fluid that works great....


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    Quote Originally Posted by sg1586
    Quote Originally Posted by kwkracing
    a electric leaf blower! Plug it in your generator and point where the dust shield was!

    This works better than spraying water under your car that could be dripping under your back tires :shock: ..
    Normally is gone at the hit of the spray if its really hot :lol:

    I've sprayed mine several times and never had a issue though
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    With all the new stuff out there as far as radiators etc how many guys at the track do you see spraying there radiator??? Not many

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    X2 on the leaf blower.I also use the universal hydraulic tractor and transmission fluid.Doesnt really matter what brand of hydraulic fluid just as long as it is universal tractor fluid.


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