1983 505 Turbo Diesel leak, transmission fluid leak?
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    Default 1983 505 Turbo Diesel leak, transmission fluid leak?

    Hey guys we have an old 505 diesel that we're fixing up a bit.
    The radiator was shot so we replaced it with a slightly newer one that bolted right on.
    However, on the old radiator there were two holes on the right side that two pipes bolted into (what we think circulates transmission fluid), but dad thought it had something to do with the heater so he didn't think not having the holes in the new radiator would matter. Today fluid started to pump out of the disonnected pipes (hadn't happened before) and now there's no transmission fluid left. Just wondering if anyone has some ideas on what we could do to stop it? Considering there's no holes in the radiator to fit hte pipes into.

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    connecting the pipes toghether is out of the question because you must cool down the transmission fluid some how.
    just get a suitable size external cooler.
    this is my setup, with an auxillary fan just in case.

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    Oh okay no worries, we can do that. Where did you get the cooler and does it bolt straight on? Thanks for your help

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    Aftermarket new ones are about $100, I think. That's why I recommend getting a secondhand one from certain models of automatic Mitsubishi Magna. Just be careful about the size of the pipes coming out of it. To get an idea of this, take a look at the diameter of the pipes coming out of your 505 transmission.
    From memory, they are about the same diameter as a pen or pencil.
    Don't go getting a cooler with thicker pipes coming out of it, or you will have difficulty fitting the hose.

    When you're at the wrecker, enquire about other external coolers they may have already on the shelf. Not long ago I got one from a wreckers and it had originally come from a Holden (I think). Only $25.

    It doesn't just bolt on....you have to create a place for it. If you examine 2pac's photo closely, you will see that he has held it on with plastic "cable ties" and a strip of aluminium going to the fan to steady it all.
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    Mine is a Hayden, bought from ebay pretty cheap. It's held in place by cable ties, and the hoses are secured with bands.

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    I have a cooler unit for sale. Brand new. I have fitted on of these to our 1985 STI and had no problems with it.

    You can have it for $30.00 posted to Adelaide
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    I thought the only diesel 505 automatics were the early models in the late '70s. Didn't know auto was an option in 1983.

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    First 505s were '80

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    That's odd. A mate had an early diesel. I'm sure it was a '79 model.

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