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    can anyone recomend a good transmission cooler for my m6? What do they typically run w/instal costs? I find that my shifting is much smoother when i just start out then after everything is warmed up; I'm hopping the cooler well help.


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    Wasn't aware they even made one for the M6, or that they generated that much heat?

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    I've never heard of a transmission cooler for a manual. They really don't generate that much heat in themselves, since there is no slippage taking place inside the trans. All the gears engage directly, therefore there's no friction/heat generated by slippage. I think the main reason they get warm is from the heat of the engine.

    I'd say switch to synthetic trans fluid (better lubrication, better heat dissipation, less friction) and perhaps look into lowering your engine temos with a tuner. If you have the engine run around 180-190 degrees instead of 210-230, that should reuce trans temps significantly.

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    no such thing as a manual trans cooler, just change the fluid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner View Post
    no such thing as a manual trans cooler, just change the fluid

    you and I changed it in april, frog boy. It only has 5k miles since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    you and I changed it in april, frog boy. It only has 5k miles since then.
    Which kind/brand of fluid did you use when you changed it??

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    Listen to these idiots as you will but there are coolers made every day for manual transmissions. You will have to add a pump, lines and the heat exchanger. Manual transmissions generally pick up more heat when run on road courses becuse of the added windage. While synthetics can handle elevated temps longer without breaking down, they will do absolutly nothing for a car that has high heat issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    you and I changed it in april, frog boy. It only has 5k miles since then.

    i never changed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30thbird View Post
    Listen to these idiots as you will but there are coolers made every day for manual transmissions. You will have to add a pump, lines and the heat exchanger. Manual transmissions generally pick up more heat when run on road courses becuse of the added windage. While synthetics can handle elevated temps longer without breaking down, they will do absolutly nothing for a car that has high heat issues.

    he does not do road courses, he just might need a rebuild, why spend all that money on a manual trans cooler??? when u can buy thee parts for next to nothing to do a stock rebuild and have it last another 100k

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    can anyone recomend a good transmission cooler for my m6? What do they typically run w/instal costs? I find that my shifting is much smoother when i just start out then after everything is warmed up; I'm hopping the cooler well help.
    Trust me, you don't need a cooler in your car, you're next to stock in power. What type of fluid did you use. The car should shift easier once it warms up. Is the problem with the clutch or when you're moving it into gear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadSeason View Post
    Trust me, you don't need a cooler in your car, you're next to stock in power. What type of fluid did you use. The car should shift easier once it warms up. Is the problem with the clutch or when you're moving it into gear?

    i agree 100% on that no need to dump hundreds of dollars into a trans cooler when all u prolly need is a stock rebuild to replace the synchros in the transmission. these coolers are for extremly high HP cars that do road courses

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadSeason View Post
    Trust me, you don't need a cooler in your car, you're next to stock in power. What type of fluid did you use. The car should shift easier once it warms up. Is the problem with the clutch or when you're moving it into gear?
    how bought autoX..if i do end up getting into autoX and get a manual should i invest in a m6 cooler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    how bought autoX..if i do end up getting into autoX and get a manual should i invest in a m6 cooler?
    jaison was asking the question, ask that in the autoX thread but you more than likely will need it then

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