if you are confident in the quality of the new radiator, you can utilize the transmission cooler component inside of itbhull3 wrote:So if/when you replace the radiator, do you still route the tranny lines through the new one, or still keep the systems separate?
It should work on the 2011 & 2012 models...but, those model years didn't have problems with radiator cooler failures.underworld1001 wrote:I believe this is the Stillen one made by CSF. I have a 2011 and it says it's incompatible, but whatever. Unless I'm wrong, I'm pretty sure nothing changed between 2010 to 2011/2012.
https://www.stillen.com/csf-racing-radi ... -7029.html
Used to have a Spectra Premium I bought from Pep Boys on a 2003 Xterra 4x4. Gave zero issues. SMJ is right in stating that most are made in China. For example, I believe Spectra is a Canadian company, but they source their cores from China.
From what I understand the change was made sometime in 2010 so you should be ok. I have not seen or hear of anyone with a 2010 yet that had any issues.Superlunchbox wrote:I've got a 2011 with about 90,000 miles on it and I've read that the 2011s didn't have this problem. Is that true or should I just bypass and move on?
+1 on palmerwmd's post.evilhomer3k wrote:I have a 2008 that has smod.
Any suggestions for getting the milkshake out of there?
Just replace the radiator. They only cost like 100 bucks.evilhomer3k wrote:It's been a while but I've flushed the transmission several times now. I've still got some smod in the radiator and engine. I thought I had enough out to do some driving. I have been flushing the radiator with water and got it clean enough to drive it. I took it out and before I got to a mile the engine temp guage was up near the top. It never got into the red but close. I shut it off, let it cool, and got it back home.
I only had water in it but even with that less than a mile seems like a really short time for the engine to overheat. I have let it run in the driveway for 20 minutes or more and it never got above half. Is this an indication that my transmission is destroyed or is there something else that I should look into? Should I put actual coolant in the engine or is that a waste of time? Should I flush the transmission more?
Most modern engines (or even engines from 30 years ago) will overheat quickly with just water in them.evilhomer3k wrote:....I only had water in it but even with that less than a mile seems like a really short time for the engine to overheat.