Anyone consider mounting a cooler for the transmission if towing with their automatic Soul?
I know of no current production car that doesn't have some sort of fluid cooler for the automatic transmission. Most 'normal' vehicles (read: those that won't see serious towing) have a cooler which is incorporated into the radiator. Heavy duty vehicles will have a supplemental external cooler in addition to the one mounted in the radiator.doesnt the standard auto have an oil cooler as standard?.... could that one not be enlarged if its not enough?
Well, I doubt Kia makes a bolt-on external cooler... so you're probably on your own. This means you'll have to adapt a 'universal' aftermarket cooler to your car. The good news is this is usually not terribly difficult to do. Aftermarket coolers usually come in two designs. The first is plate type:Any info for external cooler that will fit the Soul is appreciated.
That's a great question. Automobile manufacturers train their techs to look for signs of abuse, and any such evidence is taken into account by the manufacturer when they decide whether or not to cover a repair under the warranty. Towing in excess of a vehicle's rated trailer weight would most certainly be one definition of abuse, and you've already discovered that the Soul is rated to tow precisely zero pounds.Do you happen to know if putting the towing hitch on the vehicle voids the trans warranty?
I cannot speak for Kia, but I personally doubt you'd get static from them in this case. After all, if they asked you about the hitch you could simply show them your bike carrier and explain that it is why you have the hitch.I don't really want to tow with it but putting a hitch on would let me put a bike rack or cargo carrier on it.