cooling in the pits

Old 11-27-2008, 03:38 PM
  #1  
superstreeter
Senior Member
SENIOR BUILDER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Div VI
Posts: 122
Default 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?
superstreeter is offline  
Old 11-27-2008, 03:42 PM
  #2  
hammertime
Senior Member
RACING JUNKIE
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Coldwater, MI
Posts: 2,998
Default

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.
hammertime is offline  
Old 11-27-2008, 04:30 PM
  #3  
Tod74
Senior Member
RACING JUNKIE
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4,143
Default

You could do like I do and avoid the later rounds.
Tod74 is offline  
Old 11-27-2008, 04:31 PM
  #4  
kwkracing
Senior Member
RACING JUNKIE
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: austin texas
Posts: 729
Default

a electric leaf blower! Plug it in your generator and point where the dust shield was!
kwkracing is offline  
Old 11-27-2008, 05:22 PM
  #5  
bjuice
Administrator
RACING JUNKIE
 
bjuice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Greenville s.c.
Posts: 3,239
Default

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..
__________________
Bjuice..

"I'M YOUR HUCKLEBERRY ! "
bjuice is offline  
Old 11-27-2008, 05:28 PM
  #6  
john858
Senior Member
EXPERT BUILDER
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: atwood,Ky
Posts: 302
Default

i run synthetic fluid works great imo,but like tod said this past year i just avoided the later rounds :lol:
john858 is offline  
Old 11-27-2008, 06:03 PM
  #7  
sg1586
Senior Member
MASTER BUILDER
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 185
Default

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....

sg1586 is offline  
Old 11-27-2008, 06:21 PM
  #8  
hammertime
Senior Member
RACING JUNKIE
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Coldwater, MI
Posts: 2,998
Default

Originally Posted by sg1586
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
hammertime is offline  
Old 11-27-2008, 06:35 PM
  #9  
sg1586
Senior Member
MASTER BUILDER
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 185
Default

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
sg1586 is offline  
Old 11-27-2008, 06:35 PM
  #10  
lanham
Senior Member
MASTER BUILDER
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: berea,ky
Posts: 184
Default

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.
lanham is offline  

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service