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Transmission Cooler for 2008 Honda Accord

I plan to tow 1000 lbs (Vespa scooter and custom made aluminum enclosed trailer).

What type of transmission cooler should I get? Can I use the kind that have a 12 volt fan? Where would that be mounted? I want to buy the cooler kit and bring it to a mechanic for installation.


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Think about a remote filter too ( I think that Honda trans has an internal filter that can not be replaced w/out rebuild. Also, you might consider some kind of brakes for that trailer.

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The best cooler to buy is one that looks like an AC condensor, very dense cooling fins, and buy twice the capacity you plan to tow, you are at the very edge of the weight limit for your car, so be easy on the brakes, also top of the trans after you install the cooler, make sure the trans is hot when you check the level.

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