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I have a tranny cooler too and when I installed that I added about .5 quarts (had to guesstimate since I couldn't find any specific recommendations) to compensate for the cooler, the longer hoses, and any fluid lost during hose removal. And yes, I ran mine inline with the radiator. Ever since then my fluid level reads just a hair over the top full mark when cold and a little more when hot. I think it's hard to get an accurate measurement with the tranny cooler since it works on a "thermostat" basis, so the amount of fluid the cooler will have will vary depending on how hot the transmission fluid is. I was told to not worry about it too much since it was only just .5 quarts and I do have the cooler installed. I was also told since it's so little the most it will probably do is cause just a little more drag on the transmission, thus a little more heat or loss in responsiveness. But thus far I have noticed none of those side effects. I will probably fill it up more accurately when I do a drain on it in the near future.
Any advice to this?
2007 Mazda6s GT 5-Door, Tungsten Grey (Auto, 6-speed) :
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1/4 Mile: 15.609s @ 89.69 MPH <-- MIR, 3/1/08. Burnout done for traction, Brake torqued around 1700RPMs, Wheelspin off the line. Low trap time due to Cyl #6 misfire.
0-60 MPH (60.3 actually): 6.45s <-- Timed with MSD DashHawk (TCS off, D Mode, no brake torque, some wheelspin off the line). Repeatable. Time should improve with better launching and better tires.
Dyno/Tune (Conservative timing adjustment) 1/26/08 ---> 182.53 HP / 172.33 TQ at the wheels (SAE format)