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2019+ Transmission Cooler Kit

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by chasenicholas93, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Sep 8, 2020 at 9:47 AM
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    SomeGuy4

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    Maybe, but he will have a cool transmission ;)
     
  2. Sep 8, 2020 at 9:53 AM
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    Lol yea . Or he could have just spent the few hundred bucks and installed the cooler setup on the tundra and would be running just as cool. I guess some people just don't see the big picture ... Oh well haha.
     
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  3. Sep 8, 2020 at 10:16 AM
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    Or he gets one on the chevys that isn’t plagued with those issues and he has a great truck that suits his need while he owns it. I hope he has a great experience with his new truck. Many of us here think he’s taking a risk with a less reliable product but that’s his choice and I wish him the best.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2020 at 10:39 AM
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    Good Lord, I hope not. Need to save money for fuel.
    Oh yeah? Well I wish him all the bestest! That's better than best.

    Advantage: Spraynard.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2020 at 2:50 PM
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    Finally here. Tracking info will be updated tonight.

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  6. Sep 8, 2020 at 7:36 PM
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    Everyone's invoice is updated with tracking.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2020 at 2:24 PM
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    Waiting for my cooler kit to get here, but hooked the app up today to check my temps before I got the kit on. Unloaded truck, no trailer, flat highway driving, 65mph, 82 degrees ambient temps. Truck is lifted 3/1 on 35x12.5r18s and stock gearing (for now).

    Long story short: un-f*cking-real. I tow 3-5 times a week....dont even want to look at those temps until I get the kit on.

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  8. Sep 9, 2020 at 2:30 PM
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    Look at the bright side. At that second in time, you were getting 41.4 mpg.
     
  9. Sep 9, 2020 at 2:31 PM
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  10. Sep 9, 2020 at 2:32 PM
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  11. Sep 11, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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    Look what showed up today. Of coarse my truck is gone when it comes in. Hopefully they finish it tomorrow so I can install this sunday

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  12. Sep 11, 2020 at 3:42 PM
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    Everything looks amazing. I’m super excited to get it installed

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  13. Sep 11, 2020 at 6:56 PM
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    just to confirm the 32970-34030 thermostat, if you leave the pin in the thermostat when the fluid hits 180 degrees it gives full flow out to the cooler? or do i remove the pin and it goes out to the cooler at 180 degrees?
     
  14. Sep 11, 2020 at 7:28 PM
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    Pin in is Pinned open full flow to cooler, Pin removed, the thermostat controls the flow to the cooler.

    I'm not sure of the Thermostat opening temp, but there are small openings that always allow some flow(I've seen in a thermostat dissection). I believe this is true since the cooler is warm to the touch before 180F.

    Also, the thermostat may gradually open not just open/close at a certain temp, so can't say there's an on/off temp either.

    If you re-pin the thermostat after removal of the pin, you have to depress the thermostat plunger/valve and put the pin in to keep the plunger depressed/open.
     
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  15. Sep 11, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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    If you pin the thermostat is will keep the atf flowing to the cooler at all temps and bypassing the thermostat. With the pin removed atf will only flow when the thermostat begins to open, around 175° however, I don't know the exact temperature it begins to open.
     
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  16. Sep 11, 2020 at 7:39 PM
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    gotcha, just trying to figure out if i should leave the pin in? or remove it? located in central Pennsylvania. So it can be 90 degrees and humid as heck or it can be 10 degrees with windchill. From my guess i should just leave the pin in for now. Maybe take it out for the winter months?
     
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  17. Sep 11, 2020 at 7:44 PM
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    chasenicholas93

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    I would just leave the pin out unless your towing.
     
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  18. Sep 11, 2020 at 7:47 PM
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    i do tow, but not all the time. just a few times a year
     
  19. Sep 11, 2020 at 7:47 PM
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    Good luck!
     
  20. Sep 11, 2020 at 7:54 PM
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    Techs in this thread have commented on this. Don't over think it. Just install the kit and be done with it.
     
  21. Sep 11, 2020 at 8:11 PM
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    I only pinned mine when doing the install to let the fluid flow to the cooler, after I pulled the pin and don't plan on pinning again, I'll let the thermostat do its thing.
     
  22. Sep 11, 2020 at 8:14 PM
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    this is what my exact plan was/is
     
  23. Sep 11, 2020 at 9:39 PM
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    So, over several days I've read this entire thread. Wow! I'm having some serious misgivings about this Tundra, 2020TRD Pro.

    As I understand it and the first thing I read about, the rear end sags when you hook something up. I have a 4000 lbs TT, I have an 18 foot motorboat and an aluminum car trailer that I put...well...cars on to tow. Got rid of the Tacoma for the Tundra. I was thinking of selling the 2006 Dodge Ram dually megacab since I don't pull a fifth wheel anymore. Now I'm wondering if that's a good idea!

    So, based on what I've read here, I need to put on the transmission cooler as well as do something to fix the rear sag. Maybe the guy who went to the 2500 Silverado is on to something!!??

    Ok, now that I got that off my chest, I do have a question.

    I was thinking of the Scangauge to see what the temperatures are. There are many, many different types of devices mentioned to see temperature on here. BUT, if I get the Scangauge, do I also need that other device to measure the temperature of the ATF when I'm filling the transmission up after the cooler is installed? This is very confusing! The pinning and unpinning is another weird thing you all talk about. The posts above kind of explain it but I haven't yet read the directions to install this stuff to get a clear idea of what is really going on here...from leveling, to filling to obdII scanning to pinning.
    Well, I guess I PM Nick to see how the ordering process works.
     
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  24. Sep 11, 2020 at 10:20 PM
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    Again, don't worry about the pinning. Just put Nicks kit on and be done with it. The Scanguage is all you need. As far as the Tundra goes...It's a half to truck that is targeted towards a certain group of people but at it's base, built like a tank. IMO mainly people that go to Home Depot and pick up a couple of 2x4's or head to the grocery store and pick up some milk. But at it's base it is a Toyota and it is extremely reliable and durable. Build it right and you can beat the shit out of this truck with few issues. The Tundra is atleast a 500K truck if you do your part and take care of it while beating the shit out of it. Will it have issues...OF COURSE! it is after all a man made product.

    Toyota suspensions, their factory suspensions, ( doesn't matter how much you pay for the suspension or which factory suspension you have, TRD or otherwise...) SUCK! NO matter which suspension you have it will be toast by 50-60K. This is not a mark on Toyota it just is what it is. It's a factory compromise. All trucks have issues, there is no perfect truck. Toyotas just happen to have shit suspension. A positive is there are so many great aftermarket suspensions for these trucks. You have a good truck. With some issues, like every truck has. The Tundra just has less issues than most and will serve you well if again, you do your part.
     
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  25. Sep 12, 2020 at 6:09 AM
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    Pinning the thermoatat just means your bypassing the thermostat itself from opening at a curtain temperature. Instead, you open that gate for ATF to flow at all temperatures (see picture). As far as ordering, I'm still having a website built but in the meantime for everyone interested in pirchasing a kit send me your email associated with your paypal account and ill send you an invoice to pay. You only need one device that measures ATF pan temperatures in order to do the ATF level check procedure after the cooler is installed whether that be a scan guage, bluetooth obdII with phone app, or toyota pinning of the obdII method.

    To fix your sag during towing I'd recommend Firestone airbags.

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  26. Sep 12, 2020 at 9:08 AM
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    Wow, great information. Thank you! A friend of mine suggested air bags for the sag as well. He has them on his Ford 3/4 ton for towing a 5th wheel. Its confusing to read about $800+ leaf springs, something called Sumo springs which look like bump stops and air bags. Thank you will take that recommendation.
    I will proceed with the invoice process for the cooler.
    Finally, thank you for information on the Tundra. I apologize for that diversion...this is a transmission cooler thread, but it does give me information to work with.
     
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  27. Sep 12, 2020 at 9:12 AM
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    I have the ride rite airbags on my 18 Tundra. Makes a huge difference!!!
     
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  28. Sep 13, 2020 at 1:58 AM
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    Go the install all finished it. 2 of the hose connections I couldn’t get completely seated, you can still see just the tiniest bit of silver peak through, but there are no leaks so far. I did add some insulation to protect the hose from abrasion against the cooler bracket though.

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  29. Sep 13, 2020 at 2:14 AM
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    Another thing I found interesting on my truck. The fluid that ran out of the warmer was very dark brown. Couldn’t tell it was red until I got it on a white paper towel. It didn’t smell burnt or anything just dark, but when checking my fluid after filling up the fluid that came out of the check port was bright red. Of coarse that was after adding 1.5 quarts of new fluid. I definitely see a couple drain and fills in my future, just got to find the time. Truck is a 2019 with 48,xxx miles with a lot of light towing and a few thousand miles of heavy towing my 6500lb camper over a grade each trip.
     
  30. Sep 13, 2020 at 5:41 AM
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    Looks good. A little silver on the hard line hose showing is fine as long as you don't have leaks. That is weird that your ATF fluid from the warmer was brown. As far as the hose rubbing on the bracket; if you lock the 4-foot hose in place where it will bend right across the edge of the bracket, it will act as a barrier from the 3-foot hose hitting the bracket edge. Simple hose protection never hurts and adds piece of mind.
     
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