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Old 08-11-2019, 12:30 PM   #1
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Default Auto Radiator on Manual Car as oil cooler?

I have an 09 wrx, and I need to get a new radiator within the day basically, so I am going with an automatic radiator as that is the only one available within the time frame.

from what I have read it will function the same, but I will have an extra cooler not plugged into anything. I have a couple of questions about this though.

Firstly, will this function as well as one from a manual car? IE am I giving up cooling performance for this added cooler?

Additionally, in the future, could this extra cooler be set up as an oil cooler? or could I plumb the coolant back into that portion of the loop for added cooling?

I am aware these might be somewhat n00by questions but I couldn't find anything about this use case, only people with autos using the manual rad.

thanks for the help guys!
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It won’t flow the volume you need to effectively cool the oil.
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:13 PM   #3
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It won’t flow the volume you need to effectively cool the oil.
I didn't think so but figured I'd ask... what about plumbing it to use as a dual-pass rad?
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:42 PM   #4
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Edit: nevermind, wrong part anyway, just gonna order an aftermarket one and stay home for 2 days... thanks for the help guys

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Old 08-12-2019, 10:37 AM   #5
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Edit: nevermind, wrong part anyway, just gonna order an aftermarket one and stay home for 2 days... thanks for the help guys
Good choice, if you are going to take it apart, you might as well get the right part. I got a Spectra Premium (Canadian) made rad for my LGT, they sell them on Amazon too. EJ255/57 and FA

I picked mine up from Napa the same day. OEM fit and 20K later still going strong.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:56 PM   #6
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Good choice, if you are going to take it apart, you might as well get the right part. I got a Spectra Premium (Canadian) made rad for my LGT, they sell them on Amazon too. EJ255/57 and FA

I picked mine up from Napa the same day. OEM fit and 20K later still going strong.
Nice! the one I got from O'rilyes was nice, it seemed to be as good as OEM, but apparently, the automatic trans radiator is missing a hookup for one of the small coolant lines on the top, the outermost one to be specific.

I ended up just bailing on some plans to make time for the Mishimoto one to get here ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Nice! the one I got from O'rilyes was nice, it seemed to be as good as OEM, but apparently, the automatic trans radiator is missing a hookup for one of the small coolant lines on the top, the outermost one to be specific.

I ended up just bailing on some plans to make time for the Mishimoto one to get here ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Also a good time to replace your hoses. Pretty sure you have to cut (shorten) the lower hose to get it to fit. Real sharp knife helps. Post some pics if you get a chance.
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Also a good time to replace your hoses. Pretty sure you have to cut (shorten) the lower hose to get it to fit. Real sharp knife helps. Post some pics if you get a chance.
just have to trim the top one, the OEM ones are still good so Ill leave it for now. thanks!
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