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If you bypass (don’t use the radiator to warm/cool the tranny fluid), and only connect the tranny fluid to the dedicated external tranny cooler then you will avoid the pink milkshake. In this case the tranny fluid and radiator coolant are cooled in separate locations.
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Thats why you would add a cooler to separate them.... to avoid the milkshake....
Link is a good read for clarity on options as bypassing the radiator-trans connection is not necessarily the best for every situation. My plans will be an external cooler add-on to the oem system.
 

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I have the towing package so I have a transmission cooler on my 2004 Pilot with 250K miles. At 100K and 200K I had the service done as you suggested:

Timing belt
Water pump (replace)
Engine mount replaced both as they broke
Transmission flush
Differential flush
Serpentine belt
Spark plugs (replace)
Power steering flush

All this cost about $850 from my local trusty mechanic

I have inspected the radiator and the fins look clean, the running temp as not increased over time and I have no plan to replace the radiator until a problem occurs.
 
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