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2005 Acura TL

Thank you Timothy. I'm really glad you understand. I appreciate all help. From what I understand, I

homepage tile photo for 2005 Acura TL
2005 Acura TL

Not as awesome as I would like...I am having problems with my auto trans getting hot. I think... It

[]Eric Oshrin

Thank you Timothy. I'm really glad you understand. I appreciate all help.
From what I understand, I may be ok as long as I keep the external cooler in series with the OEM cooler. Man Tim, I am so friggin' confused. With all my previous enthusiast cars, which were mostly domestic, that was the "go to" fix. I love this car and just want to get it back to where it was. I've raced autocross with it, drag strip, too. Then I can begin building it to the car I want. Btw...can I call you Tim?
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I tried to post a reply to a fellow member that was trying to help me, and found no way to hit send, or post, or whatever it's called.

[]Timothy Markworth

Look at the bottom of your radiator and see if has small hoses running to it with spring clamps. (It should) Those are the lines for the built in automatic transmission cooler. If you don't have them, that is horrifying and should be remedied immediately. To use an external cooler, you'll need whatever oil radiator and matching hose barb fittings attached to it. basically, you'll need to identify what the stock hose ID is and go from there. Don't guess because this is not something you want to leak or turn into a mess of adapters.

So in the end, you'll need:
Oil radiator
Matching hose barb fittings
Extra matching hose rated for oil (not silicone)

[]Eric Oshrin

Thank you for your reply. I do appreciate you taking the time to help me. I know exactly what to do to check for a cooler and to install one. I am a car freak after all! The only problem I'm having is whether or not my Acura trans is going to react well to an external cooler. Aamco (I know, my first mistake!) told me Acuras (V6 auto trans) can't use external coolers. So, I'm trying to find out if anyone has installed one without creating problems. Again, Thank You!

[]Timothy Markworth

Oops. Sorry for the dumb answer.

Back on track, I have no idea why someone would say there's an issue. Unless there's a vacuum line or sensor in the radiator for the ATF line, you're not deleting anything that the car would notice. Just swapping one cooling loop for another. The only difference is that your external cooler loop will probably increase the ATF capacity a tiny amount.

I suppose finding a space that gets airflow under the hood will be difficult?