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Old 15 Sep 2019, 01:03 pm
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Default 03 gt auto bypassing rad/trans lines....

I can honestly say I have never seen a redundancy design like this.
Has anyone ever bypassed ( looped together) the rad trans lines? I am ripping down the front of the car and just seen besides for the aux cooler ( which is actually a main cooler) that it also has rad lines which I have always found worthless. Ive always use some type of finned cooler. But beings as this had one I thought nothing of it.
My main thing is can I just loop them or just add another finned cooler( im getting a finned and fanned cooler to replace oem) or run all 4 lines to one cooler ( 2 in/out)
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I can honestly say I have never seen a redundancy design like this.
Has anyone ever bypassed ( looped together) the rad trans lines? I am ripping down the front of the car and just seen besides for the aux cooler ( which is actually a main cooler) that it also has rad lines which I have always found worthless. Ive always use some type of finned cooler. But beings as this had one I thought nothing of it.
My main thing is can I just loop them or just add another finned cooler( im getting a finned and fanned cooler to replace oem) or run all 4 lines to one cooler ( 2 in/out)
eventually ill get another photo hosting account and dump pics to my pc.
Check the FSM, and follow those lines. I am pretty sure that the built in cooler in the radiator is for something else. I have not been in there in a couple of years, but I think the oil cooler runs through them - there is a sandwich that the filter screws on, which runs hoses into and out of the bottom of the radiator. If you have an automatic it will have a separate auxiliary cooler above the intercooler. Mine is a manual trans, so I don't deal with that, and I still have the lower cooler IIRC.
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Default Re: 03 gt auto bypassing rad/trans lines....

On the auto cars there is a finned cooler for the trans in front of the rad as you have seen. The fittings on the bottom of the rad are actually for the power steering lines and not for the trans.
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On the auto cars there is a finned cooler for the trans in front of the rad as you have seen. The fittings on the bottom of the rad are actually for the power steering lines and not for the trans.

It is the power steering? That was my first thought. Then I remembered that there were some lines running into and out of the oil cooler piece. Where do those go?
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It is the power steering? That was my first thought. Then I remembered that there were some lines running into and out of the oil cooler piece. Where do those go?
The lines on the oil cooler are actually antifreeze and connect at the back of the block.
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