How to change the fluid in your ATX

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  1. SHOZ123

    SHOZ123 SHO Member

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    To really improve things I change out the factory lines with 3/8" tranny hose and replace the factory fittings on the tranny with 1/4" mNPT x 3/8" hose barbs drilled out to 5/16".

    This along with a GEN 2 ATX cooler and bypassing the radiator cooler give me all the cooling I need under the worst of conditions. In the winter here in Illinois I do have to partially block the cooler off though to maintain temps above 120F or so..
     
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    Put your radiator cooler back in line. It will warm your fluid up to 120 or so in winter, and provide extra cooling in the summer.
     
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    No it doesn't. The radiator cooler will not add heat in the winter.
     
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    Yea, kinda necroposting it, but I just got around to changing my ATX fluid, and saw this post.

    Yes, it will warm up your transmission fluid. Or do the laws of thermodynamics not work in your universe? If I run 190* engine coolant through a radiator, with nearby lines IN THE SAME RADIATOR running 110* transmission fluid, don't you think the transmission fluid would absorb just a little bit of heat from the radiator? Or is the second law of thermo broken?
     
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    The radiator being a cross flow design has a hot and cold side. The hot side is at the temp just under the t-stat control temp assuming it is still in control.

    What side is the atx cooler on?
     
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    On a SHO? Yeah, I'd believe it, they break everything else.
     

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