CAN and SHOULD I install an oversized transaxle fluid cooler on my '02
I remember reading in some dated literature writen in the 70s that
what mainly kills automatic transaxles/transmissions is not so much
about the impurities that get in the fluid but the fact that the fluid
heats up to the point where the fluid gets contaminated to begin with.
They were going to install an extra transmission fluid filter but
ended up installing an oversized transmission cooler instead. The
whole idea was to extend the life of the automatic transmission.
I realize that this modification would more than likely Void the
warantee. But that is OK because 36,000 is just around the corner
My other concern is the dirt and bugs that get traped on the radiator.
How can I clean this off? It's hard to access and if I scrub it the
wrong way I might damage the radiator. Would they clean this off for
me if I asked them to do this at some auto repair shop? It's not like
it's causing the engine to overheat or anything. It just makes it
less effecient at cooling the engine. What if I were to forget about
it and take a trip through the Sierra Nevada's in June and the whole
Radiator was coated with this shit while temperatures reach 115
degrees. If it's clean, I'll have peace of mind.