Transmission cooler not done
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    Transmission cooler not done

    I had the transmission replaced by a local company that has a good reputation for making good rebuilds, even does them for local Honda dealers. I went to pick it up last Friday and gave it a good test drive before paying for it. I asked him if he had installed the trans cooler and he said it did not need it, so he had given me a reduced price on the bill. He said the mods they make to the trans keeps the fluid flowing better. I had told him I planned on towing a small camper with it, about 1300-1500lbs, and thought it needed the cooler. I got a one year warranty on the trans. Should I demand he install the cooler? Seems like it could not hurt to have it. I will admit, the car runs great, and it has gotten the best gas mileage it has ever had since I bought it.
    Michael

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    I asked about the cooler when I got AT replacement. They said they would only put it if it needed it after their full inspection. Mine did not need it. If I really wanted one I could go back for an install but they would not do it at the time of initial install. I think they (or at least some shops) probably want to install basic first and show that it is all great... any mods are by customer and separate...

    You can have it installed but cannot demand, as it is an add-on. It would be a plus to install one even if you did not tow.
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    Definitely put the cooler on for towing.
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    +1 get a cooler

    But if you go somewhere else for it, clear it first with the rebuild shop that it won't affect your warranty. Playing devil's advocate, they could claim it would restrict fluid flow...

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    Good news, I reckon, the mechanic called me yesterday and said that he had thought about my use of the Ody and decided he would put on the cooler. He said he thought I wanted the cooler because the one in the radiator was bad, but since it was fine and flowed well, he figured I did not need one. This one will be put in to work in line with the radiator cooler so should be great. Thanks for the replies.
    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelSwan View Post
    he had thought about my use of the Ody and decided he would put on the cooler.
    Now, there's a good mechanic! He actually listens to the customer.

    Dave
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    141,000 miles/227,000 kilometres; original transmission; Amsoil MV ATF since 79,000 miles/127,000 kilometres; Magnefine aux ATF filter; Honda aux ATF cooler; 18 drain and fills

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