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So i have a 2.8l 5 speed and I am soon to start driving. My mom does lawn care and has like a 18-24 foot trailer, seems to pull good under 20mph, i already installed a 7pin flat for the trailers and i was wondering if anyone knows if you do put a tranny cooler in a manual and what else can i use to bump up my towing.

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Won't need one, the case for a manual has a ribbed pattern much like a heat sink. The main reason for a cooler is only needed in automatic transmissions. The torque converter generates a lot of heat. A manual has no pump and relies on splash oiling so make sure your fluid is topped off.

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If anything you might look to get a engine oil cooler but they leak 80% of the time.

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got it i read some stuff and its always on auto but thanks for the
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Is the trailer really 18+ feet? That seems really heavy for an old S truck with stock powertrain man...



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Wow, 18'-24' trailer with lawnmowers. Lotsa weight for an s10 with a 2.8. I am glad your staying under 20mph, any faster and that weight will pull the s10 into a ditch. Good luck on the clutch lasting a long time.
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Ive had no problem towing it
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Ive had no problem towing it
Didnt say the " little s10 that could ", would have a problem towing it. Its the aftermath that might get you, whether you cook the little clutch disk, or having to swerve and the weight of the trailer pulling you into the ditch cause it weighs more than the truck itself. This was just kind of a fyi. They are tough little trucks in the stock form, maybe not alot of power, but tough.

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I pulled a 3 axle heavy duty trailer with a Ford Taurus cop car on my 2001 4.3 5spd once. This was truly a big truck in a little truck body. NV3500, 8 inch rear...strong 4.3. Only issue? BRAKES!! YE GODS! That was some scary shit! What a deathtrap! It would have been better with the Blazer dual calipers, but it was too heavy. Tranny mount didn't really appreciate it either...But as far a pulling went? Perfect! Do the math on that and see how much weight it was.



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