ALSO IS THE COOLER TOTALLY NECCESARY ON THESE TRANSMISSIONS?? IS THE TRANS REALLY EVER GOING TO GET HOTTER THAN WHAT THE ENGINE TEMPERATURE GETS?? ITS "COOLED" BY OIL FLOWING THROUGH THE RADIATOR.. COULD I JUST RECIRC IT BACK INTO THE CASE AND DELETE THE COOLER LINES?? THE GM VERSION DOESNT HAVE A COOLER ON IT..
First, your caps lock key seems to be stuck. Please get it fixed, it's annoying reading something in all caps.
I don't know enough about the manual trans to know if the Lucas will help it or kill it. One or the other will happen.
The trans fluid IS cooled by flowing through the radiator. You don't need the quotes. I used to test transmission cooling for Ford and I know
that the radiator cooler cools the transmission, it doesn't heat it to engine temperature.
The trans cooler is in the side of the radiator where the coolant has already been cooled. That is quite a bit cooler than engine temperature. If it was engine temperature, why have a radiator? The purpose of the radiator is to cool.
You can remove the cooler. You must know more than those of us that tested this and determined that the only way to make it last a long life was to keep it from getting too hot. Ford only added that cooler because it was fun, and we always tried to add things to the truck that wasn't needed so that we wouldn't make profits and Ford would go out of business. [/sarcasm]
At every auto manufacturer every penny is watched. Managers will kill to save a nickel. Do you think this cooler that cost several dollars would make it into production if it were not needed? Maybe GM doesn't care as much about how long the transmission lasts. Maybe their engines don't make enough torque to get the transmission hot.