If you have any questions/concerns/comments about this bypass, please ask in the original thread. I would like to keep this How-To clean & to the point, and ask everyone to ask/comment in the original thread (chances are your questions have been answered in there as well). This thread is geared directly towards the "how-To" part of the bypass only...not the "what if/why/how come's" Thx in advance
I typed up a simplified explanation of how to perform the Radiator/Tranny bypass mod as there was some confusion as to which hoses were the ones to swap around. I figured I'd make a How-To with it as it seems to make the bypass process crystal clear.
The original thread (along with actual pictures) by Logisense can be found here: http://www.thenewx.org/forum/showthread.php?t=25955
If you're interested in adding a second tranny cooler, you can find the step-by-step explanation in the original thread as well.
After bypassing the radiator and/or adding the 2nd tranny cooler, if you want to flush the ATF, here's Rook's How-to
explaining the Poor Man's Flush of the ATF
So....without further delay....here it is in all it's glory:
(point of view will be you're on your back looking up at the radiator..driver side on your left...passenger side on your right)
On the bottom of the radiator, find the hose coming out of the bottom left corner
(driver's side)...it'll trace back to the engine block. Disconnect that hose from the engine block & let it drop down (you'll get a little bit of ATF fluid draining out of it, so have a pail underneath it).
On the bottom right side
(passenger side) of the radiator, you'll find another hose that traces upwards & into the front bumper (it goes to the tranny cooler). Disconnect that hose from the radiator & pop it onto the nipple that's exposed when you removed the hose in A)
The hose that you disconnected from A)
is still dangling....& you have an exposed nipple on the bottom right of the radiator from B)
. Connect the dangling hose from A)
onto the nipple exposed from B)
. This will create a closed ring now for the ATF cooler w/in the radiator. Nothing will circulate w/in it...it's a closed loop.
When the bypass is complete, the hose path should now be this:
hose comping from bottom left of radiator (driver's side) now connects to the bottom right (pass. side) of the the radiator
The hose from B)
that traced up into the grill will now be connected to the engine block.
That's all there is to it! can't get any simpler than that