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Mishimoto 2015 Subaru WRX CVT Transmission Fluid Cooler, Part 3: Prototype 2 Development and Testing

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX CVT Transmission Cooler

After we witnessed reasonable performance gains with our first prototype, we decided to evaluate what we liked and didn’t like with the design. Pros
  • Short line lengths
  • Efficient cooling
  • Compact design and packaging
Cons
  • Did not achieve the temperature decreases we wanted to see
  • Requires wiring of the electric fan
  • Airflow was not as sufficient as it could be
This first design was efficient but not ideal for what we wanted out of the project. To obtain the desired cooling benefits, the addition of an electric fan was necessary. … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto 2015 Subaru WRX CVT Transmission Fluid Cooler, Part 2: Prototype 1 Development and Testing

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX CVT Transmission Cooler

Welcome back! The quest for low transmission fluid temperatures continues. Once we developed our goals and plan of action for this project, our engineering team went to work, grinding, welding, bending, and cutting. Our first prototype design was quite unique. We mounted one of our 19-row, stacked-plate fluid coolers next to the liquid-to-liquid transfer unit. This is the same location as the turbocharger on the previous generation of EJ engines. Check out the beginning of the mock-up below! [caption id="attachment_1114" align="alignnone" … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto 2015 Subaru WRX CVT Transmission Fluid Cooler, Part 1: Project Introduction and Goals

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX CVT Transmission Cooler

Mishimoto CVT test vehicle An automatic Subaru WRX … what has this world come to? We’ve read your comments on the forums and social media regarding our purchase of a CVT-equipped 2015 WRX for new product development. Why would anyone want this vehicle? Who would purchase it, and for what reason? Is this even an enthusiast’s vehicle anymore? All great questions. We’ve responded to these comments that we are developing products for … Continue Reading ››