Happy to have this addition
Of course. You see how he has his cooler installed for the inlet and outlet are horizontal, well sometime people connect the pressure on the top and the return on the bottom which isn't very effective at cooling because of the reduced flow and it also effects the pressure and total volume of fluid that flows out of the cooler. Now if you hookup the cooler so the pressure line is connected on the bottom and the return on the top then the result would be more effective cooling of the fluid along with a steady volume of pressurized fluid. This is enables the owner to remove the anti-drain back valve and not have to worry about drain back, this is what I do and it works like a charm. No drain back and I get a flow of about 1 quart per 10 seconds but the flow rate isn't because of the cooler but the pump. I have a imperial maxi-kool, I bought the large model I think it's for vehicle with a GCVWR of 20K Lbs I don't remember. But it works well, no leaks, great temps and flow, just a all around improvement.^can you explain more on this?
Well It's Physics! But I actually tested it both ways and there was a difference between the installs in my tests. It would certainly effect the temperature if the fluid flows up because then their is more fluid in the cooler then if it just drops down the cooler. Their certainly would be more pressure if it flows up, those pumps in the transmission are very serious, we're talking anywhere between 50-270PSI line pressure (depending on the engine rpm and what gear you're in of course).I am curious as to how "pushing" the fluid up against gravity through the cooler provides better flow, volume, and pressure?
Not arguing, just doesn't make sense to me. I'd think pushing the fluid with gravity would give better flow, volume, and pressure(although I'm sure it's not imperative either way...).
Thanks. Do you know which way oem coolers flow?