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Hey everyone,<p>Well we finally got our 2003 XC90 T6, and in general we are really pleased with the car. Took it out for a test drive tonight. And it drove flawlessly. Shifted flawlessly. It really seems like a fine car. <p>We plan on doing some towing with the car, and given that this volvo model has a history of transmission issues, I decided it would be prudent to install an aftermarket transmission cooler.<p>Have any other XC90 owners done this, and if so what aftermarket units do you find fit the bill particularly well? I'd like to find one with a temperature gauge that can be routed inside the car. In addition, I'd like to hear where you mounted to cooler, and any tips and advice in general. <p>Oh yeah and one more question. I just checked the ATF, and it was slightly brown. I know this flkuid has 30,000 miles on it and it is ready for a change. It takes Dexron VI, right?<p>As always, thanks in advance! This has got to be one of the more helpful message boards I have ever been on. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Any recommendations on Aftermarket Transmission Cooler model?? (tpezzolo)

I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the T6 models have an aux cooler already.<p>Tim
 

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Re: Any recommendations on Aftermarket Transmission Cooler model?? (t6tim)

According to my reading on this forum. The XC90 T6 only has one transmission cooler, which is housed in the radiator. <p>There are a lot of generic aftermarket transmission cooler available. I was just wondering if there was one model that was really well suited for the T6. Perhaps well sized, and easy to install.
 

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Re: Any recommendations on Aftermarket Transmission Cooler model?? (tpezzolo)

Volvo offers one as an option. Check with your dealer. <p>Tim
 

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Not sure about the T6, but the V8 models come with a very basic cooler, which is a single line with fins that runs in front of the radiator. This can be upgraded to a full blown oil cooler as a dealer add on.
 

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Re: Any recommendations on Aftermarket Transmission Cooler model?? (tpezzolo)

Your T6 might already have an Aux cooler, mine does. But the location of the Aux cooler leaves much to be desired.<p>Its located behind(covered) the silver coloured guards at the bottom of the bumper. The guards have to come out for you to see & access them.<p>On my T6, I has bypassed the radiator and routed to the Aux(air cooled) ATF cooler only. But I had my grey coloured guard cut for increased air flow to the aux cooler and had them painted black.<p>Will post pictures later when I get home.<p>Bernard<p>*I have the diagram/schematics on my laotop. If you drop me a PM with your email i can send it to you.
 

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Re: Any recommendations on Aftermarket Transmission Cooler model?? (bernardbay)

Mine also has the auxilliary cooler. It split open a month or so ago, and I had to replace it. At least it's an easy job.
 
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