Track/Race rx8s, gearbox cooler?

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Track/Race rx8s, gearbox cooler?

Post by StreetDragster » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:43 pm

Hi all,
We all know how hot the gearbox tunnel gets, so I'm wondering if any of the hard use cars have a gearbox oil temp gauge, or a gearbox oil cooler fitted?

Over winter I'm swapping gearboxes, and if it's needed I'll retro fit one. Got to look after the fluids!

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Re: Track/Race rx8s, gearbox cooler?

Post by Will66 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:45 pm

I think most of the heat you feel is heat soak from the catalytic converter/exhaust although I've never monitored gearbox oil temp so I'm not 100%. Worth considering for something like drifting where cooling as a premium or if you've got big power going through it though.
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