Transmission Cooler For 2005 Acura RL

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I have a 2005 Acura RL that just had the transmission replaced by the dealerjust before I bought it i want to raise the odds of driving this car for 150k more or so. I wanted to know which Transmission Cooler you would suggest for this car. Thanks

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For your 2005 Acura RL you want to select the correct transmission cooler by determining where there is enough space to mount it. If after measuring you find you have enough space, the cooler you referenced, part # D13613, would work well for you. I have attached a drawing that shows 3 positions for mounting transmission coolers. Transmission coolers are much more efficient when they are positioned to receive maximum air flow. At position 1, the transmission cooler is 100 percent efficient. In position 2, between the air conditioning condenser and radiator, it is 75 percent efficient and position 3, between the radiator and fan, is 60 percent efficient. If positions 2 or 3 are used, you will want to choose a larger transmission cooler to compensate for the loss of cooling power. Transmission fluid can not be over cooled, but it is critical in extreme cold conditions to allow the vehicle to warm up before driving.

I have attached a link to our products page for transmission coolers. Each lists the size of the coolers. After you take the measurements for placement, you can choose the cooler that is the best fit for your Acura.

I have also included a couple of links to helpful articles that explains transmission coolers and their differences.

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