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 Post subject: S Edition Trans Cooler
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:40 pm 
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Vehicle: MY11 S Edition - Black

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Hey Guys,

So the top of my rad is fading and on its way out, looking at upgrading to a mishimoto radiator.
My question is the trans cooler for the 5eat inbuilt into the radiator, so if im upgrading will need an external trans cooler?

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 Post subject: Re: S Edition Trans Cooler
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:08 pm 
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Vehicle: MY08 XT (SH)

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is the trans cooler for the 5eat inbuilt into the radiator,


Probably. An S-Edition owner can probably chip in to confirm.

If you want to check directly, pop the plastic under-tray off the engine bay and have a look at the base of the radiator (passenger side). If there are two small diameter (eg 13mm) rubber hoses clamped to two metal spigots off the bottom of the radiator - that will be the ATF cooler part of the radiator.

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so if im upgrading will need an external trans cooler?


Yes. You extend/replace those rubber hoses so they feed a fluid-to-air cooler bolted in front of the radiator. Obviously the bumper needs to come off to do that.

There is a DYI floating around on ozfoz. If you lack the time or aren't confident doing the work yourself, auto transmission shops put in those coolers all the time (eg in conjunction with an auto gearbox service if you only want to be inconvenienced once). A competent mechanic could also do it.

There is plenty of debate on the internet about whether you should run a thermostat (eg a Derale-style thing). Have a look into that and form your own view.

I run a fluid-to-air ATF cooler without a thermostat in Qld, but we consider a 13-degree morning a blizzard emergency.

When i get around to it i'm going to experiment with temp readings from before and after my fluid-to-air cooler. Until then i have no evidence to back up a particular approach to thermostats, cooler size etc.

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 Post subject: Re: S Edition Trans Cooler
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:15 pm 
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A few of the S-Edition owners add in a transmission cooler (I did) so my assumption is that from factory they do not have one.
There is a DIY for it here: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=48134

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 Post subject: Re: S Edition Trans Cooler
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:19 pm 
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Cheers guys


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 Post subject: Re: S Edition Trans Cooler
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:58 pm 
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I had my mechanic install the trans cooler for me as I didn't have the tools or the know-how to do it. He ended up moving the A/C condenser slightly to allow it to fit in front of the Mishi rad. This is on an SH with 4EAT. I don't run a thermo or a temp gauge and I've had no issues over the winter. Shifts feel fine while warming up. Summer may be different but having fresh air to the cooler would surely be better than having fluid run around the bottom of the rad.


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 Post subject: Re: S Edition Trans Cooler
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:31 pm 
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Just buy an oem one.. It will be good enough for another 100k...use the money elsewhere

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 Post subject: Re: S Edition Trans Cooler
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:52 am 
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Just buy an oem one.. It will be good enough for another 100k...use the money elsewhere

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You can buy OEM top and bottom tanks. I recently had my top tank replaced.

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 Post subject: Re: S Edition Trans Cooler
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:21 pm 
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Hey Craig_ do you have a part number for the top tank? I havent heard from the stealerships yet. Would be much appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: S Edition Trans Cooler
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:28 pm 
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Well apparently subaru only sell the radiators whole. Welp anyone got any links for the top section?


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 Post subject: Re: S Edition Trans Cooler
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:56 am 
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Well apparently subaru only sell the radiators whole. Welp anyone got any links for the top section?


Doesnt look like it would be an OEM part

https://partsouq.com/en/catalog/genuine ... d=15599&q=

And going off this diagram is would seem like the cooler is built in to the radiator like all other Autos

https://partsouq.com/en/catalog/genuine ... d=15600&q=

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