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How to R34 Radiator!

Cptpackrat Aug 6, 2016

  1. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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  2. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    Return line from the cooler?

    I've also thought about adding two, one right before and right after the cooler. So in theory you have readings at the warmest and coolest. Do you already have a sensor picked out?


    Hope this isn't really a threadjack haha it's still fairly pertinent to the topic :D
     
  3. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    I was gonna just use the Glowshift stuff to keep my guages all the same. I thought about having 2, but really the oil going back into the trans is what you would want to be worried about. If it gets too hot you would know right away.
     
  4. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    Is this the fitting you'd need?

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/zex-ns6685/overview/
     
  5. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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  6. Joey

    Joey First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    Mr Rat <- I like saying that lol
    I think these radiators are 2 core and not 3 core. Or atleast that's what I'm reading on the interwebs. I have been following your progress with this mod. I agree with you that the real bonus of doing this mod over the SC rad is that it is all alum. No more broken plastic bits. The durability of R34 is much improved over the SC rad.
    I hope you will post the trans temp gauge and how you connected it. I will be wanting to do this also. Thanks in advance.
     
  7. Joey

    Joey First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    Mr. rat,
    I now see that I was not correct. The R34 rad comes as a 2 or a 3 core. Its tricky to order. But its done, I have one on the way. that is a 3 core
     
  8. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Good deal! Cant wait to see what you come up with
     
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    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Status update. This morning when I went out to warm my X up it was -15*F once fired up I let it idle for about 15-20 minutes before I headed to work. Temps held pretty steady at 150* and that is with my heater up full blast. Everything is working how it should?!
     
  10. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    150 seems a bit low for normal operating Temps. I thought the vg likes 190-210?
     
  11. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    I mean.... it was -15* outside. But like I have stated my truck never really makes it above 170* even in watmer weather. I may actually have a 170* thermo come to think about it. I did change it sometime last year
     
  12. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    All a 170 thermostat means is when the passage between the engine and the radiator opens. Until the coolant in the engine side reaches that temperature, It's a closed loop never hitting the radiator.
    sent from a heretic phone via wild ferrets
     
  13. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    fully understand that, but it would explain why I never really get above 170*
     
  14. Joey

    Joey First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    Have you installed a trans temp gauge yet?
     
  15. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    I havent. Other things going on currently lol
     
  16. Joey

    Joey First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    We its done an R-34 rad. install with trans cooler. This mod is pretty straight forward, thank you Mr. Rat!

    I don't know why my pictures are not down loading correctly.
     

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    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    how are you hosting them?
     
  18. Joey

    Joey First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    Right now I'm up loading to XN, I also have them on google photo's. Prime is on it he say that within a couple of days he should beable to correct the issue. Who do you host your pictures with?
     
  19. Joey

    Joey First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    If your wondering what happened at the spring fling lets just say I have a new motor on a stand that I'm in the process of overhauling. No it wasn't the rad or the cooler that was the problem. It was however my stupidity of trying to drive thru 3ft of water 4 different time. Dam I was going to make it you hear me.
     
  20. Joey

    Joey First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    These are the pictures of my R-34
     

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  21. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Glad to see it wasnt the rad that let go, it will be interesting to see how the new motor handles the R34
     

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