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Transmission Cooling to the duraMAX – 2001-2010 Chevy /GMC Duramax Transmission Cooler, Part 1 – Stock Review

This 2001-2014 Chevy / GMC 6.6L Duramax Transmission Cooler is now available! Click here to check it out! Extreme heat is always the enemy, especially when it comes to vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. The Allison gearbox mated with your 6.6L Duramax is no exception. With the high temperatures produced by an automatic transmission, it seems almost cruel that the sweltering summer heat comes when most of the towing of campers, boats, and other outdoor toys happens. GM did include some help to keep your gears cool. Unfortunately, it’s a little small. For … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Treat Your Transmission. Ford 6.0L Powerstroke Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 3: Testing Data

It’s now time to install our prototype and put some data behind the efficiency differences we expect to see between our cooler and the factory heat exchanger. We did add a substantial amount of core surface area, so we anticipate that heat transfer will improve during a load test. Check out this shot of the Mishimoto 6.0L transmission cooler installed!
Mishimoto 6.0 Powerstroke transmission cooler installed
Mishimoto 6.0 Powerstroke transmission cooler installed

Testing Process

We have numerous tools at our disposal to test heat exchangers. For this one, we … Continue Reading ››

Treat Your Transmission. Ford 6.0L Powerstroke Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 2: Mishimoto Prototype

Now that we have designed our 6.0L transmission cooler prototype in SolidWorks®, our team has begun work on constructing our first prototype. We will be using this prototype to verify fitment on our truck and perform heat-soak testing to determine any cooling benefits provided by the larger core size.

Mishimoto 6.0L Transmission Cooler Prototype

Check out a couple shots of our first prototype unit!
Mishimoto 6.0 Powerstroke transmission cooler
Mishimoto 6.0 Powerstroke transmission cooler
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Treat Your Transmission. 6.0L Powerstroke Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 1: Factory Cooler Options

Yes, that’s right, we are not quite done with product development for the 6.0L Powerstroke. Although these trucks are getting older, our team is finding more and more ways to enhance and improve them. The factory-equipped 6.0 transmission cooler is relatively stout. In fact, swapping this cooler into the 7.3L is a pretty common upgrade. That said, we think we can provide even greater cooling efficiency and offer an upgrade for 6.0L and 7.3L trucks that tow heavy loads.

Factory Cooler Options

From 2003­ to 2007, the 6.0L came from the factory with two different cooler options, a 26-row cooler and a 31-row … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto 2015 Subaru WRX Engine Bay Dress-up Components, Part 2: Radiator Stays

Interested in purchasing our WRX radiator stays? Check out our product page for more information!

Mishimoto Subaru WRX/Sti Aluminum Radiator Stay Set

Now that we had our battery tie-down finalized, we could focus on the next component we wanted to tackle in the engine bay. Our next target would be the radiator stays, the small stamped steel pieces holding the radiator to the radiator support. We offer anodized aluminum radiator stays for a variety of vehicles including the previous generation WRX/STI, Honda Civic, and Ford Mustang. An example of what we have developed in the past is shown below. [caption id="" align="alignnone" … Continue Reading ››