Hi, as a result of accident repair, my radiator in my 2008 2.5i Limited Outback Wagon must be replaced. I see on the estimate that the shop has ordered an aftermarket radiator for a MANUAL transmission rather than one for an AUTOMATIC transmission. I have read, in general, that the radiator has a cooling feature for automatic transmissions that is not included with radiators for manual transmissions. They have already installed this in the car and it’s ready to be picked up, but I just now learned that this may be a problem.
I want to keep this car for many years and want the repair done correctly to ensure proper performance and longevity. Is this ok, or is my transmission, performance, and the longevity of my car at risk if a radiator for a manual transmission is used rather than for an auto transmission?