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      08-15-2012, 12:57 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by neilvosko View Post
wow, no kidding?

have you tried running it with e85 or meth? supposed to keep things cool.
especially with the turbo upgrade i see in your signature.
I don't want to run meth although it could help a bit. However I'm confident that getting a separate tranny cooler is the solution: right now the transmission oil runs through a heat exchanger in the lower part of the main radiator. This helps to get water temps up after a cold start which is perfectly fine on a street driven car. But when racing, the hot transmission oil will heat up the coolant even further. Which is why the 6AT suffer a lot more from overheating issues on the track compared to 6MT cars.
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