Not surprising, although the dealership mechanics meter did not see any issues either
Have you asked them to reflash the ECU? I am surprised that no further assistance was provided by the dealership. Where they able to confirm how many miles you had on the vehicle according to the paperwork they gave you for the service?Not surprising, although the dealership mechanics meter did not see any issues either
When I changed my radiator, and the hoses, I did not bother with the coolant in the block and thus did not mess with the bleeder/drain. If you got the coolant out of the radiator, upper and lower radiator hose, you are just fine. When you change the thermostat, more coolant will gush out; again, you will be just fine. However, if you want to flush your coolant, then you may need to flush it in a creative way using only distilled water.however, I still have the issue of bleeding the coolant after replacing the radiator
Did the Denso come with the double nut or did you put it on.If there’s only one nut on your trans cooler lines, replace it. If there are two, you are ok. Here is the style on my original denso and also on my wife’s 2007 Pilot:
^^ one nut = bad design
There here’s my new denso:
^^ two nuts = good. The inside one holds the trans cooler heat exchanger in place and seals the coolant that surrounds the trans heat exchanger. The outer nut seals the trans cooler line onto the heat exchanger.
The original design, one nut for two jobs, is bad. Add a ferrous washer between two aluminum surfaces and aluminum threads, and you’ve got some engineers that need a serious spanking.
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Pretty much all aftermarket are made in China or other low cost labor location. Product quality will be hit or miss and shipping damage is a VERY common problem particularly with Amazon supplied radiators. Rather than getting hung up on which brand, you might just want to go to a local auto parts supplier like NAPA and purchase a replacement radiator. Open the box and inspect it very carefully before leaving the store. If you can have a local radiator shop you could purchase from them and have them pressure test it prior to installation. A SMOD event sucks but a single overheating episode caused by a faulty replacement radiator can easily ruin your engine. OEM radiators are made in Japan and other than the SMOD prone fittings are high quality units. . . .Did the Denso come with the double nut or did you put it on.
I just bought a 2013 with 105K and mine are starting to rust.
I've heard Koyo, Denso, OSC etc. Still need to know which is the best way to go.