10r80 for track use. Cooler and THERMOSTAT

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    #1 Flyhalf, May 20, 2019
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    Good morning all
    I roadcourse my 10speed
    After having hesitation for months at 240 (i have done another post recently)
    Situation dropped and i started to have issue around 225 .
    With eventually seared clutches and the dealership swapped the trans .
    Installing now a bigger cooler (see pictures)
    However i read somewhere 10r80 has a thermostat that opens around 200f.
    I also found it out with the new cooler cause it wasn't warm till 200f then suddenly fluid came in .
    QUESTION
    DO YOU KNOW IF THE THERMOSTAT IS MECHANICAL OR ELETTRONIC?

    I want to understand if there is a chance to tune the opening.
    Please let me know!
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    Is there room to install a 7” or 8” electric pusher fan? That is going to give you even better results if you can mount it directly onto the new trans cooler.

    SPAL makes excellent compact fans and you can get their fan controllers - set the controller to the desired on/off temps.
     
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    #3 Flyhalf, May 21, 2019
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    The cooler is very close to the AC condenser .Technically i could move it more anteriorly to have the space needed for putting a fan .
    But in my opinion this is not necessary for 2 reasons
    1. Fan works at lower speed where we dont overheat especially now that I have direct air flow (is in front of everything .)
    2 .The radiator fans when activated produced a good amount of air flow .anyway .

    In most of race car they dont even put fan cause fan can stop air flows .

    My main issue is keaking from one tube now ...
    Trying to fix it
    Thanks for the input!
     
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