Do you have specific information that says your warranty or part of it would be voided by using an aftermarket cooler? Worst case scenario, if you did have a tranny failure with an aftermarket cooler, just take it off before taking it into the dealer for service.JRabDawg said:True that an aftermarket cooler is ~$50 and I may do that on my '02 accord, but my concern is any warranty issue regarding the Ody being a 2010 and new. In addition, the OEM one for the 2010 tranny is a similar design to an aftermarket and should be closely efficient.
The serious reply to your wise guy answer (since this thread can be searched for by others looking to install a cooler) is that the question about warranty coverage is certainly valid and should be investigated. I seriously doubt that a properly installed quality cooler would void the warranty in any way. There are some very solid aftermarket units out there available in different capacities for different applications, most at reasonable cost. The installation may not be as tight as the factory unit, but it's not like the cooler is something that everyone sees.JRabDawg said:In theory that would be easy, but in reality, murphy would show up, and while I am traveling for work the wife will call with a problem and she won't be taking the bumper off to remove the aftermarket cooler, hah. Much less, having to take the bumper off every time the vehicle goes into the dealer isn't really that convenient. thanks but ymmv.
I like the stack-plate, self-regulating units from tru-cool. That's what I have on my Ody and Tundra.
How do you figure that one? There are several dealers themselves who install non-OEM coolers for a cheaper price. Besides, what about the Moss-Magnuson Warranty Act?JRabDawg said:Since I do travel a bit for work, I would just hate for my wife to have to deal with any dealer experience if they commented about a non-Honda part while the vehicle is still under warranty, that's all.
You do have a point about the M-MWA. The one thing that I like about the stacked plate design is its ability to be impervious to flying rocks or other debris, especially after spending $700 (dec '09) to replace the AC condenser in the accord. I'd be especially pissed if a rock on the interstate going 75mph took out the tranny on the Ody. That is definitely a strong argument for an aftermarket unit over the oem (in addition to the price savings & efficiency). thanks!dvpatel said:How do you figure that one? There are several dealers themselves who install non-OEM coolers for a cheaper price. Besides, what about the Moss-Magnuson Warranty Act?
I'd save the money and just go with an aftermarket one. They're better than the OEM one any way. I plan to do that this spring/summer on my 2007 and its still under HondaCare. I'd dare the local stealer to deny warranty (if I need it) after I add an aftermarket cooler.