Since our car has custom fog
lights the B&M cooler will get plenty of air and won't obstruct the
The B&M cooler kit comes complete with 4 brackets a few bolts,nuts,
hose fittings, and about 1' of heavy duty hose and clamps.
To connect the cooler you have to disconnect the tranny tube that connects
to the UPPER DRIVERS side of the radiator. Next measure the length of
hose you will need to connect the cooler INLET and OUTLET.
Install the cooler in place
(easier with hoses attached) and route the hoses to the top of the radiator
where the stock tranny pipes attach. Now unscrew the stock fitting and
place one of the provided ones in the radiator side, use teflon tape to
make sure there are no leaks. Now connect the hoses and tighten the supplied
With everything attached properly it is time to check the tranny fluid
level, you have to get the car to operating temperature. Start the engine
and place the shifter in NEUTRAL. Check fluid level and add accordingly.
In GTRaptor it took almost a quart of ATF.
The complete procedure will take even a novice no more than one hour,
the hardest part being the mounting of the cooler.
If you want to place the cooler in front of the radiator you will have
to remove the fan shroud and fan, the AIRBAG sensors but that's about
it. Its also simple just a bit more time consuming.
In the future the cooler will help GTRaptor even more as it will get
a Baumman shift kit, complete with a 'R' rebuild with new clutches and
bands, that plus a Bauman TCS Transmission Controler....but that's another