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This transmission cooler kit is designed to enhance the cooling performance of your Toyota Prado 150 with a 1KD Diesel engine and automatic transmission. It includes the following components:
Stainless Steel Cooler Brackets The kit features 2mm thick stainless steel cooler brackets equipped with G8.8 bolts. These brackets can be easily installed using existing holes without the need for drilling or additional fasteners.
Davies Craig 678 Cooler Kit The kit includes a Davies Craig 678 Cooler, a well-regarded component known for its reliability. It also comes with essential accessories such as hose clamps and 1.5 meters of 3/8" oil cooler hose, ensuring a comprehensive installation.
Installation Time The installation process typically takes about 1-2 hours, making it a manageable DIY project.
Transmission Fluid Requirement You'll need 300mL of automatic transmission fluid (ATF) to fill the cooler and lines, ensuring the cooler operates effectively.
Cooler Installation: Before or After Factory Cooler?
You have the flexibility to install the additional transmission cooler either before or after the factory cooler. Here are some considerations:
Factory Cooler Return Line The return line, usually the bottom hose, can be used. This placement follows the recommendation of Davies Craig, which positions the cooler after the radiator.
Alternative Installation Some vehicles may have both the Prado and FJ connected to the top line, and the performance of coolers in this setup has met expectations. This means you can install the additional cooler before the factory cooler without issues.
Air Lock Concern Installing the cooler with the barbs down (lower than the transmission fluid level) may result in an airlock, preventing the cooler from filling completely and potentially reducing its efficiency.
Ultimately, both installation options are viable, but it's crucial to ensure that the cooler is filled properly to guarantee its effectiveness. Careful consideration of your specific vehicle's setup and the manufacturer's recommendations will help you make the best choice for your transmission cooler installation.