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I did the bypass this weekend as I was draining the tranny fluid anyways - have 104k km on the truck now.

I ended up just re-routing the existing lines. Like this: Automatic transmission radiator oil cooler bypass

I have to ask, why are people using those small caps on the old cooler? They won't hold back the pressure of the radiator fluid if it does leak through.
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I did the bypass this weekend as I was draining the tranny fluid anyways - have 104k km on the truck now.

I ended up just re-routing the existing lines. Like this: Automatic transmission radiator oil cooler bypass

I have to ask, why are people using those small caps on the old cooler? They won't hold back the pressure of the radiator fluid if it does leak through.
I put those caps on mine when I had it bypassed just to keep dirt out of it. They were clamped on and would have held pressure if they had to but that was not a concern.



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I did the bypass this weekend as I was draining the tranny fluid anyways - have 104k km on the truck now.

I ended up just re-routing the existing lines. Like this: Automatic transmission radiator oil cooler bypass

I have to ask, why are people using those small caps on the old cooler? They won't hold back the pressure of the radiator fluid if it does leak through.
I just left the old oil cooler open didnt plug it or anything. I didnt see the point as if its gonna leak then i'll know and if dirt gets in well doesnt really matter i think. I do a lot of driving on rough rocky/dirt roads and havent encountered any problems yet.

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I just left the old oil cooler open didnt plug it or anything. I didnt see the point as if its gonna leak then i'll know and if dirt gets in well doesnt really matter i think. I do a lot of driving on rough rocky/dirt roads and havent encountered any problems yet.

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The only concern I would have with leaving the tranny cooler open is if the rad fails during a long trip your coolant will obviously end up on the ground. Now, I have no idea how quickly these things leak when the fail, so FAIK you might lose all of your coolant in seconds or minutes, or it might take days to lose a significant amount. Considering people have shown how to reuse existing hoses to seal it up, I figure you might as well.

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I'm gonna do this bypass when I can't afford to get a second tranny cooler and tranny temp gauge. I'm going to add the second tranny cooler to the factory cooler.
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Figured I'd post this up as maybe it will help some people. I was confused still even after all the pictures. But I think I got a good angle here.

Basically all you're going to do is swap the yellow circled hose and the blue circled hose and you're bypassed. The hose circled in blue will then make a complete closed circle where the trans fluid used to be inside the radiator and the yellow hose will circulate straight back from the air/air trans cooler back into the trans. I let the trans fluid drain out of the blue hose for a bit before hooking up the closed loop. The engine was cold and there was not much in there.
We've had a lot of new guys lately, thought I'd bump this to the last page so people wouldn't have to dig through 50 pages to find it.
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it was because i found this in your build thread that made it very easy,simple,and free.i thank you again good sir !
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Thanks to all the helpful forum members on the board, it made the process so much easier with photos and descriptions. I just completed the bypass myself until I am ready to replace the radiator with an aftermarket one.

It was a bit difficult getting the clip off the end of the line on the trans end but I was successful after multiple attempts.

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