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RE: Antifreeze in transmission 2010 Duramax??

"As far as the tranny cooler in the radiator, it is there for a reason.To keep the fluid from running too cold." Seems the MD AISIN does not need to be heated up and as mentioned they run cooler than any trans I have heard of.This sort of issue is another reason I like my AISIN trans. It has a cooler and that's it, no heat exchanger.My trans temp runs 165 towing or not and when climbing miles of 6% grades it may get as high as 172. OH and the trans is NOT tied to anything other than it's own cooler.I just looked up your trucks cooling system on Rock Auto. You have two radiators. The secondary does not have a tranny cooler in it. The Primary or Main radiator DOES have a tranny cooler in it. Look it up for yourself. They even have pictures. Sorry my truck has ONE radiator. My truck is a 2015 and the 13 and 14 did have two radiators. I have no idea if the trans is tied to one of those radiators or not. For fun post the pics.Here you go. Click the link and then peruse the 2015 parts.Rock auto parts lookup I even went all tha way up to 2017. and they all show the same parts. On edit: Here is another link to Autozone; Autozone 2015 Ram 3500 diesel parts lookup Shows the same thing. Final edit: I have looked at quite a few sites now, and they all agree. The Ram diesel auto tranny uses the same two radiator setup from 2013 to 2018. So either they are all wrong, or you have a VERY special one off truck. The dual radiators ended sometime in 2015 models. Some early models had them and some late models did not. 2016 and newer is one radiator.
the1adman 12/17/21 08:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

I agree, each have pros and cons. As a guy who has owned and still do both Jeeps and Broncos I have a fondness for both. I was pretty disappointed when the Bronco was introduced with IFS. I think IFS will work great for 90% who purchase one. I personally think that solid axle pros out weight the cons. I don't think the Bronco will siphon very many Jeep loyalists. I also prefer rear wheel drive cars, manual shift transfer cases, and the simplicity of vehicles 25 years ago, so I'm not the average buyer. Not all of those had front lockers. The only one of those that had a front locker with IFS was the FJ and they were known for busting axle shafts which even the FJ guys will tell you (LINK). In the kind of rock crawling off roading I do, you see broken IFS front end parts all over the trails especially ones with front lockers. These parts(which are much smaller and weaker than SFA) will wear a lot quicker and are not as reliable off road as the solid axles. The problem gets worse when you start adding larger and heavier tires. I can't tell you how many times our group has had to go around an obstacle because an IFS with lockers grenaded trying to go up. Then there is the fact of less traction on technical obstacles. IFS's will generally have one tire off the ground to where a solid axle will have both on the ground aiding traction. This is also one of the reason why they grenade. Since only one wheel has traction, the driver has to apply more throttle and starts to hop because the components are in a bind. This hopping and acceleration is not good for axle shafts since only one tire has all the weight and traction on the front end. IFS's without lockers do not tend to grenade as often, but cannot go up the really technical obstacles that lockers can. Not saying it can't do it, it is just not ideal and is better suited for fast off roading where IFS shines over solid axles. And it looks like what I stated here has begun...... 2021 Bronco snaps both tie rods valiantly on extreme obstacle The axle shafts looked good to me... And having lockers means its less critical that all four tires are on the ground in order to gain the necessary traction. What I stated the Bronco will more than enough perform as a daily driver and perform the vast majority of the offroad duties. If extreme rock crawling is your thing I'm sure the aftermarket will have the parts just like they do for the Jeep. Notice I said "you see broken IFS front end parts all over the trails", not just axle shafts. Even multiple Bronco owners in that thread stated that the solid axle of the Wrangler is better in that situation just like post #14 did. Don't need any aftermarket mods to make my dana 44 front/rear axles or linkage components stronger and it would definitely handle that kind of rock crawling with stock components without braking. As I said, rock crawling is IFS's weak link and should be left to the solid axle vehicles unless you want to see your front end parts all over the trail. Each suspension type IFS and Solid axle have there pros and cons. You have to decide how you are going to use the vehicle and go from there. I used to work with a guy who purchased a 4 door Wrangler and after he drove it from Houston to San Antonio and back he sold it after owning it a couple of months simply on the ride quality or lack of.
the1adman 10/05/21 08:51pm Tow Vehicles
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