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Old 03-26-2008, 08:52 PM
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Which radiator???

Whats up pz peeps...just recently found out i need a new radiator...ive been looking at koyo but i was told they do not make them for automatics...and fluidyne say the same...is their a similar radiator out their like koyo or fluidyne(light weight aluminum, and polished)???? or does anybody know that a koyo or fluidyne radiator will fit and work well with the automatic??? thanks guys...
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is there a difference? i mean i bought my new radiator and they never asked if it was Auto or 5 speed...all they needed was the modle and engine...but then again i got mine at autozone
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Automatic & manual radiators are different. The main difference is, automatics have the cooler line whereas the manual ones dont. If your car was manual, you could use an automatic radiator(and just plug the line up) but not the other way around.


edit-I just found out that Koyo does not make automatic transmission radiators...you were right.
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HMMMM...... The Odyssey has a cooler kit for the towing package. That is Cooler is separate from the Radiator.
If you really wanted to you might be able to use that. (Just an Idea)
I'm am not recommending I'm just giving you an idea.
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Is there any reason why OEM radiator isn't good enough?

But if the crappy plastic end tanks are enough (and they are enough of a reason for many) then a Koyo with a seperate trans cooler should work.
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^^well the oem one is bad and needs to be changed...and i not only like the look of the koyo, but it has better cooling from what they say....
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On a side note, recently when I went to get my radiator flushed and get some undercoating done. The guy working on my car come up to me and tells me we have a problem. I then go to see my car, and what do you know, the radiator neck has been snapped off. Instead of removing from the engine side, he removed it from the radiator side (cheap plastic, breaks easily). The store's manager's boss, comes in with a brand new radiator and installed it for free. So in the end, the radiator was about to go anytime soon, as I was told, so instead of having to buy one myself, they replaced it with a new one for free, because of their mistake. :)
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i was also wondering about buying a seperate tranny cooler....i could get the koyo radiator and still have it installed with use of a seperate tranny cooler...
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yup. if you're set on getting a koyo, get a separate tranny cooler.
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yeah i plan on getting the koyo, and then the b&m polished tranny cooler...i just needed some feedback to make sure that it would work...cuz i really do not understand why i would need a seperate tranny cooler if i dont have one now for the oem radiator.....i guess i connects to the oem one already....
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The way I understand it (and please correct me if I'm off the mark) is that it flows through the radiator and warms up when it's cold, and keeps cool when it's hot. Or something like that.
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I have a 98' SH and I had to get a seperate cooler when I got my Fluidyne radiator. I custom mounted it near the grill in front of the radiator, it works great. The thermostat is at a lower temperature now, I also use Red Line water wetter.
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I have a 98' SH and I had to get a seperate cooler when I got my Fluidyne radiator. I custom mounted it near the grill in front of the radiator, it works great. The thermostat is at a lower temperature now, I also use Red Line water wetter.
yeah that cool man...so i guess that would work with what i want to do....just get the koyo, and then spend an extra $60 on a tranny cooler....did you get a new thermostat or just keep the oem one???
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I bought an OEM Koyo and it had the tranny cooler lines in it for my Type-SH. I think they only make one and manuals just don't use them. The all aluminum ones are pretty, but kind of over kill.
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I kept the stock thermostat but I do have an aftermarket one laying around waiting to be installed.
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I kept the stock thermostat but I do have an aftermarket one laying around waiting to be installed.
yeah...i think ima buy the arc thermostat....its only $26 with the rubber gasket...
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The way I understand it (and please correct me if I'm off the mark) is that it flows through the radiator and warms up when it's cold, and keeps cool when it's hot. Or something like that.
basic heat transfer. same principal for a heat pump opperating in heat, then cool mode. good call colin.
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I'm just guessing that's why they rigged it up that way, because on really really cold mornings my auto seems to be a little stiff until she warms up a little bit, so it's logical as far as I'm concerned that this was the reason behind that setup that made no sence to me on the outside. Is that understandable?
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i was talking to somebody who has a koyo radiator, and he told me that the oem radiator cap will not work with it...does anybody know about that, and if its accurate....i just ordered my stuff today, so if i need to order another radiator cap, a quik answer would be appreciated so my timing for install is not put to a hault and i can still order one today...
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now whats the idea of going to the larger flashy radiator??? unless your doing open road coarse and the car is running at high RPM's all the time, there is no sence in splurging on something like that.... the dual core radiators are designed for race purposes only.... so if you do your normal everyday A to B and sometimes to C driving, your only gonna hurt your motor in the long run.... but hey if you want the bling and no go later on... get that fancy looking one
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^^^yeah i already have man....i talked to a radiator specialist out here where i am, and he builds race cars....he said no such thing to me about that, and told me that it would be the better decision since i plan to go either turbo or supercharger in the future...
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yup. the oem radiator cap will not work on the koyo. you'll need a 1.3 bar cap.
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^^^a 1.3 bar cap??? so could you give me an example of one??? or will the skunk2 type "a" one work???
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^^^thanks dude...yeah the skunk2 one is the same as them both, the 1.3 bar...so ima get that one cuz it will mathc my black and red theme better under the hood, and contrast from the radtiator more....but thanks man....
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do not spend any extra money on cooling unless you've got a higher timing running, engine modes ( internal not stuff like cold air intake) or you're revving high all the time in hot weathered areas.... the stock radiator is more than sufficient, if you're having cooling problems replace the water pump and thermostat, have your current radiator flushed!...hondas have great cooling systems so stock is best....!
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Dunno if this will help, but found this one tonight.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Alloy-Dual-co...QQcmdZViewItem
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Dunno if this will help, but found this one tonight.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Alloy-Dual-co...QQcmdZViewItem
Thanks man.....but i already got the koyo, with the polished b&m tranny cooler....with the arc thermostat and skunk2 radiaor cap.....
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