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Old 06-16-2017, 06:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I wouldn't try to put a coolant jacket around the transmission at all. Transmission cases are die castaluminum. Die cast aluminum is nearly impossible to weld with out cracking it.
If I were going to do it I would replace the fill and drain plugs with 90 barb nipples and pump the oil to a heat exchanger and through a filter too then back to the transmission with a marine oil pump.

I will likely be doing this on my firebird six-speed transmission at some point.
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