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Old 05-08-2015, 11:37 AM   #1
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Base Radiator Replacement

So my radiator cracked. I want to replace it with an all-aluminum, so I was looking at the Koyo and Mishimoto, but both of them say they are for manual transmission. I looked at the Blackworks(which it looks like is only for manual, as well), and they seem to be discontinued(out of stock everywhere). What the hell am I supposed to buy to replace my '04 base automatic radiator?!
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:09 AM   #2
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You can use both the koyo and mishimoto radiator as long as you have a tranny cooler for the automatic transmission fluid. The only difference between the auto and manual radiator is there a spot for the auto tranny to go thru which the manual equipped cars doesn't need. That's why you need another oil/tranny cooler for the ATF when using those cool looking aluminum radiator. BTW I'm using the mishimoto on mines with their tranny cooler.
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They have a few tranny coolers listed on their website. Which size did you get? And how did you mount it?
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I went with this http://www.mishimoto.com/mishimoto-u...ooler-kit.html. I mount it right in front of the a/c condenser. If you look at the big opening on the front bumper between where the fog lights/brake duct area is, it's right there .
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You can use any manual transmission aluminum radiator as long as you have the tranny cooler.
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Ok, thanks man
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I went with this http://www.mishimoto.com/mishimoto-u...ooler-kit.html. I mount it right in front of the a/c condenser. If you look at the big opening on the front bumper between where the fog lights/brake duct area is, it's right there .
Please excuse my silly question... but how did the cooler work out for you long term? I purchased the same one and have been using it since December, but I'm concerned that it won't provide enough cooling capacity once the summer comes around. It gets between 90-100 here, and I do drive in stop and go conditions on occasion.
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Please excuse my silly question... but how did the cooler work out for you long term? I purchased the same one and have been using it since December, but I'm concerned that it won't provide enough cooling capacity once the summer comes around. It gets between 90-100 here, and I do drive in stop and go conditions on occasion.
it's still working fine for me
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