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Re: why does the trans cooler lines go through the radiator?
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I believe both coolers are necessary. Let's say you're traveling off road in the boonies and you get really stuck. So you start to rock your truck back and forth, spinning the wheels harder and harder with each attempt to "Git-R-Done". This causes your transmission temps to climb higher and higher, and in this situation you have no airflow across the oil-to-air cooler. That's where the oil-to-water cooler can save your transmission, you still have transmission cooling in situations where the oil-to-air cooler isn't doing much for you.
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Even in this situation the oil to water cooler will probably not disipate enough heat to keep your fluid from getting hot. In slow to non movement situations the best alternative is a fan operated cooler.
Also if you are like me and don't have the rad cooler, I believe the large surface area of the 6.0 cooler will disipate more heat than the small trip thru the oil to water cooler. I may be wrong, but hopefully I won't find out!!!
Most serious rock crawlers a 4x4 folks use a fan powered cooler for this exact reason.
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