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Swervin
05-30-2016, 08:07 PM
Is there any drawbacks to running an automatic radiator in a manual car. I am assuming there is a smaller cooling area but was hoping for some opinions.

KMT
05-30-2016, 08:21 PM
I don't see an issue. Especially when most manufs. these days find it easier to stock one style instead of two.

DrFishbone
05-31-2016, 02:53 PM
Shouldn't be a problem...it'll be better than an old radiator either way!

potshotscott
05-31-2016, 09:05 PM
Here's my logic. The automatic rad is designed to take the thermal load of the trans. The manual car won't have that load on the radiator. I'm betting on as good or slightly (by a degree) performance using the auto rad in a manual car.

TbirdSCFan
06-01-2016, 03:50 PM
Other than a trans fluid cooler, there is no difference. Both have the same size cooling core.

DrFishbone
06-02-2016, 11:05 AM
Other than a trans fluid cooler, there is no difference. Both have the same size cooling core.

And end tanks too.