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So I have been thinking about adding the Honda ATF cooler to help the tranny. I do not tow and don't haul a lot of weight in it. I am leaning towards the OEM cooler versus aftermarket due to warranty, etc.

Bernardi: $217
http://www.bernardiparts.com/products/06255-RGL-305.aspx

Handa: $213
http://www.handa-accessories.com/odyext05.html

G1parts: $208
http://www.g1parts.com/Cooler-Kit-Honda-Odyssey-p/06255-rgl-305.htm

HondaPartsNow: $215
http://www.hondapartsnow.com/genuine/honda~cooler~kit~06255-RGL-305.html

Majestic: $165
http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com...5DR+EX&catcgry4=KA5AT&catcgry5=ATF+COOLER+KIT

Is the Majestic price too good to be true? Should I do the PS cooler at the same time? Should I jump on the Majestic price of 165$

Thanks!
 

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Aftermarket = $49.00 Easy to do if you are mechanicaly inclined...

OEM AT cooler is not very efficient...
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.

I like the stack-plate, self-regulating units from tru-cool. That's what I have on my Ody and Tundra.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.

Now, the wise guy answer to the wise guy response is, don't be silly. For those worried about the cooler/warranty issue, you wouldn't need to remove the cooler prior to every dealer visit. Installation/removal requires removing the grill and plastic header panel, but not the bumper (at least not when I did mine). If you had a catastrophic failure, yep, you would be SOL if the cooler did void the warranty, but that's doubtful.

From the earlier exchanges, it sounds like you made up your mind about which way to go so there's not much any of us can do to contribute. And to your original question, if you want the Honda cooler and that's what Majestic is selling for the lowest price, why wouldn't you buy it? Yes, do the PS cooler, too...you're going to be in there anyways so do them both at once.
 

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Dude, I was not intending to be sarcastic or snarky. If you took it that way, then I am sorry. :)

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.

A lot of people have had tranny issues and a lot of folks have added coolers. Also, many may be thinking about it adding one, including myself. I thought that one web price seemed too good compared to the others not to possibly jump on it and/or alert others that may be interested (since this thread can be searched for by others looking to install a cooler).

Thanks for your feedback and happy new year!

:cheers:
 

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I would never buy a Tru cool.

My Hayden already seems to let the flow go only on the first plates, I would never add a bypass on top of that!!!

The OEM one has much bigger feeding tube on both sides so the flow is much more even on each plate.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
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!
 
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