From digest.v7.n601 Sun Nov 16 17:29:37 1997
From: "T VanAusdal" <thiroy_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 11:10:14 PST
Subject: Radiator differences
The radiator is larger on AT cars because there is a heat exchanger
built into the end tank for the ATF; manual gearboxes do not have a
torque converter (converts it into freakin' heat, baby), and thus do
not need the special endtank.
Basically the ATF enters through a hydraulic fitting, goes through
a set of tubes in the end tank, and exits another hydr. fitting.
You can bypass this with a small 'radiator' device they sell in
some auto parts stores. It mounts separately and you route the ATF
lines through this instead of, or complementary to, the radiator.
For big RVs and towing vehicles with ATs, it is essential to mount
a separate automatic transmission cooler. The motor will appreciate
the radiator's reduced load, too.
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