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Old 02-03-2015, 02:46 PM
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new cars and transmission coolers

I have a 2015 mazda cx5 with six speed automatic transmission. The stock setup has a transmission cooler only in the radiator. That bothers me a bit. Would yall say all cars with automatic transmission need external coolers these days? I know my engine is only a 2.5 liter but south Texas gets really hot in the summer and stop and go traffic can be brutal. Why do you guys think?

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its general consensus that any mazda/ford in south texas benefits from an additional transmission cooler - even the little hayden branded cooler from autozone.
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All cars need a manual transmission unless someone chopped off your left foot.
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:28 PM
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All cars need a manual transmission unless someone chopped off your left foot.
Actually on Top Gear they showed a team of disabled vets competing in off-road racing with a manual transmission Land Rover. The driver was missing his left leg below the knee.
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All cars need a manual transmission unless someone chopped off your left foot.
All cars need a crank starter unless....
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:52 PM
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All cars need a crank starter unless....
All cars need manual windows unless.....

All cars need manual steering unless.....

All cars need manual brakes unless......
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I'm sure its fine, manufactures test these things out.
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All cars need a crank starter unless....
One would have come in really handy for me a few times! Sometimes you can drain the battery to the point when the ignition would still fire but it won't crank.

As far as manual steering and brakes, there's still normally a direct connection for manual operation if the power assist fails. (Except on abominations like the Infiniti Q50 and cars with the idiotic Mercedes electronic braking system.)
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All cars need manual windows unless.....
A personal preference. I prefer manual for the weight and simplicity savings. I just wish you could actually still get a car with crank windows.

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All cars need manual steering unless.....
...the front end is too heavy (like a 123 300D) or the manufacturer dials in crazy amounts of caster (like most Mercedes). My '63 Dodge Dart weighed not much and got along fine with manual steering and manual drum brakes even after I swapped in a 360 V8. Ok, maybe stopping power was a bit () lacking. My Sammy steered just fine with manual steering, as did the numerous old 911's I've had the good fortune to drive. Also, see the reviews of the Alfa Romeo 4C and its non-assisted rack and pinion steering.

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All cars need manual brakes unless......
...the car is too heavy. Motorcycles all have manual brakes, and some touring bikes approach half a ton. I'm not sure what the cutoff point is for power brakes becoming a good thing, but based on the experience of my manual brake Dart, I'm thinking power brakes should probably be on anything heavier than about 2500 pounds.
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I used to drive a 1937 International Dump truck at a quarry. It was very big. It had neither power brakes or power steering. I did just fine. Steering wheel was big though.
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Why back in my day (insert Luddite comment here) and then we walked home 10 miles in the snow without shoes.
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At this point, NO. You are under warranty. Anything goes wrong and you are on the hook. After warranty is up, play ball. If you have an infra red thermometer, I would get a scan of the pan when it is at it's hottest to decide.
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All cars need manual steering unless.....

All cars need manual brakes unless......
Unless? Unless you are NOT a masochist and believe in your own comfort?
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I don't even get this forum thing, it must be for those limp wristed whinebags who can't talk. Whatever happened to sitting around a table and yelling at each other? Damn kids.


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