Should I get a transmission cooler installation?
If you have often carry heavy loads in your car, whether this is from a large number of passengers that you ferry, or drive for extensive hours crossing from Singapore to our neighbouring countries, you may want to consider a transmission cooler installation. This is particularly if you observe that your transmission system tends to overheat, with the radiator alone not being able to cope. Overheating has its problems, as this means that the transmission fluid then cannot cool the running parts sufficiently, and the parts can be damaged in the process, such as cracks of parts and seals leaking.
Why have a transmission cooler installation
A transmission cooler is what we can add on to your cool to bolster the cooling and help your transmission system operate more efficiently. How the cooler works is that air that passes the fins of the cooler would help reduce the temperature when the transmission fluid runs through. There are also coolers built with additional fans to dissipate the heat even more.
Where is the transmission cooler installed?
There is quite some space under the hood to consider where to place your transmission cooler, but what we would do when we install this for you is to consider where is the most efficient cooling spot. This is typically in front of the radiator. We would also need to consider the internal set up of the car, such as whether there is space for setting up mounting points for brackets.
Types of transmission coolers
Stacked plate transmission cooler, Plate and fin transmission cooler
Most transmission coolers are made of aluminium as this helps to dissipate heat more quickly. There are however, different types of transmission coolers available. The stacked plate transmission cooler is one of the most popular ones because of the efficiency offered, through the larger turbulators that enhance the air flow. The plate and fin transmission cooler is less efficient than the stacked plate transmission cooler, but still offers a good surface area for cooling. This comprises of horizontal parallel plates.
Mishimoto transmission cooler, Hayden transmission cooler
If you have a preferred brand of transmission cooler, you could let us know and we can order this in for you after checking that you car system does have the space for the required installation.
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Let our thorough mechanics help you with your transmission cooler installation. We would give you carefully considered advice, looking at the space available for the installation, possible models of transmission cooler for an efficient cooling outcome. If it is just over-heating of the car that you experience without any really heavy load that you tend to carry, it could be that you need some coolant top-up, or a radiator flush with new coolant instead. We would be able to help you check these and advice you. Contact us and let our friendly mechanics serve you today, for a stress free car servicing, maintenance or repair experience!