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2002 Nissan Xterra Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class II - Efficient

Derale Transmission Coolers

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2002 Nissan Xterra - Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class II - Efficient

11" Wide x 5-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep, efficient heat exchanger will prolong the life of your transmission and improve its overall performance. Specifically designed for Nissan Xterras with late-model, electronic overdrive transmissions.


Features:

  • Prolongs life of transmission
  • Improves overall performance
  • Prevents heat-related failures
  • Has furnace-brazed aluminum construction and 3/4" wide turbulator plates for more efficient cooling
  • Includes complete mounting kit, OEM spec hose with stainless steel clamps and Insta-dapt radiator adapter
  • Recommended for small to mid-size trucks and SUVs


Specs:

  • Inlets: 11/32" hose barb
  • Overall dimensions: 11" wide x 5-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep
  • Distance between inlets: 10-1/4"
  • Mounting dimensions: 4-1/2" tall by either 5-1/2" wide or 6-3/4" wide
  • 1-Year warranty


Note: The Derale Insta-dapt radiator adapter fits most Nissan Xterras with 5/16" transmission lines, but not all. In some cases, additional fittings or alteration of the OEM lines or hoses may be required for installation.


One of the more popular cooling systems available, the radiator-style, plate-and-fin heat exchanger provides increased surface area so that fluids can spread out along the finned chambers to cool faster. In addition to the increased surface area, this cooler also features turbulator technology, whereby fluids are agitated continuously, not only to facilitate heat transfer, but also to prevent any undesirable drop in pressure.



13501 Derale Series 8000 Plate and Fin Heat Exchanger with Installation Kit
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D13501 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details D13501 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Review of Derale Transmission Coolers D13501

Today well be reviewing Part Number D13501. This is a Class 2 Derale Series 8000, Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit with barb inlets. This is going to help prolong the life of your transmission. Its really going to help improve the overall performance. The transmission cooler is going to prevent heat related failures. It has furnace-brazed aluminum construction and a inch wide turbulator plate for more efficient cooling.Its going to include the complete mounting kit, the OEM spec hose; its going to measure four feet in total length.

Stainless steel clamps and the Insta-dapt radiator adaptor. Its also got the nylon mounting attachments. This is recommended for small to midsize trucks and SUVs. The inlets on top have a nice rubber coating on it. Thats just a protector; you can pull that off when youre ready to install, but theyre going to have 11/32 of an inch hose barb.The overall dimensions measuring from edge-to-edge its going to give us an overall width of right at 11 inches, an overall height of 5 of an inch.

Then when we measure the depth, measuring from edge-to-edge its going to give us a measurement of of an inch deep. The distance that we have between our inlets, measuring center-on-center is going to measure 10 of an inch. Then you can see that we have two mounting holes on the bottom at each side and two up top on each side.If we measure the distance, so up and down between those holes its going to give us a measurement of 4 inch tall. The distance center-on-center between the two inner holes is going to give us a measurement of 5 of an inch. Were measuring center-on-center from the two outer holes is going to measure 6 of an inch.

Again, that inside-to-inside hole actually is going to measure center-on-center 5 inches. Youre going to have 5 inch center-on-center inside hole, 6 of an inch center-on-center outside holes.Please keep in mind that the Derale Insta-dapt radiator adaptor is going to fit most vehicles with 5/16 of an inch transmission lines, but not all of them. In some cases additional fittings or alterations of the OEM lines or hoses may be required for a correct install.Thats going to do it for todays review of Part Number D13501. This is the Class 2 Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit. .


Customer Reviews

Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class II - Efficient - D13501

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (248 Customer Reviews)


11" Wide x 5-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep, efficient heat exchanger will prolong the life of your transmission and improve its overall performance. Specifically designed for vehicles with late-model, electronic overdrive transmissions.


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by: Mike McG06/25/2011

2004 Oldsmobile Alero


Product was as described on the website. Installation took a few hours - no where near as easy as shown on the installation video - to install on my 2004 Alero. The challenge is that the upper line transmission cooler line is the line you have to route the cooler hoses to and mounting the cooler and getting the lines routed up to the top of the radiotr houseing required removal of the front bumper, loosening the radiator mount (from below the car - there are two wing nuts) and then CAREFULLY drilling a 11/2" hole in the plastic molding that completely covers the front upper portion of the radiator. Then you can route the hoses through the hole. I bought the optional GM fittings and that made connecting the hoses very easy. 17938



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by: Mike07/22/2011

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP


My tranny fluid was running hot on my 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP. The transmission on these cars is known to not be able to handle the power of the engine too well so I wanted to do anything to help it out. I had this cooler installed to supplement the factory cooler. I am not towing anything so a large cooler isn't a necessity. So far, this cooler is working as I expected, keeping the fluid below 200 degrees with the temperature outside above 100! Though a larger cooler would probably get the temp closer to where I'd like it, there is not much room in the engine compartment for something much bigger on my car. 19828



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by: Bryan Chatmon06/21/2011

Dodge Grand Caravan


I was lucky enough to have Etrailer install this on my Grand Caravan (they made a video). I drove 800 miles towing a 6x12 enclosed trailer with NO problems. It kept my transmission cool towing through the mountains. I have towed smaller trailers with the minivan that made it shift strange. After installation, all better. 17549



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by: Redstang05/31/2015

2001 Buick Century


Installed the Derale 8000 because my 2001 Buick Century would shift hard when it got hot outside. So far i've driven it a week and it's been shifting smooth. The Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter installed easily with no leaks. I suggest getting extra hose. Needed another 12" to complete. 199118



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by: djg02/07/2014

2001 Buick Century


works great fits on my 1991 cadillac just like the old one, this site has it all!!! 116040



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by: Logan W06/18/2014


I found etrailer.com on random search in the internet after we bought our CRV and started researching hitches. U-Haul, whom I use often I use often and like very much, wanted $400 for the hitch, harness and transmission cooler. I found all three on etrailer for $200, and they delivered it quickly (and I mean quickly) and it wasl well packaged, etc. I figured I was a handy person, and thought how hard could it be? Well not only where the products high quality, the instructions clear and easy, they videos are a life savers for people who do better "seeing" a process, rather than "read" about a process. The hitch took me 20 minutes, the harness 20, and the Transmission Cooler about 45. Thank you etrailer for the pleasent experience, I am already going to order a few accessories for ouu CRV, and guess where I will be buying them! In case is was unclear, etrailer all the way. 136377



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by: Todd I.06/20/2011


The product arrived in a timely manner and was as advertised. The product included all hardware needed to install it onto the vehicle. The only problem I had was identifying the transmission lines and determining which line was the hot side and which was the return side. This was no reflection on the product, but more detailed installation instructions would have been nice. The installation videos on the website contributed greatly to my decision to purchase the product. 17382



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by: nick h04/29/2013


great product, easy install, video on youtube very helpful 78420



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by: Tom B.08/21/2013


Great product Easy installation, with adapter fitting 96187



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by: Michael05/09/2016


Very good products,easy to install 249245



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by: KB02/29/2016


well packaged 238966



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by: John G08/30/2013

2010 Jeep Liberty

Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


Thanks for shipping so fast. the response time was impressive! Below is a picture of the install of my Derale trans cooler (13503) installed in my 2010 Jeep Liberty. I did not install with the inlet/outlet on the bottom due to thinking that with a plate and fin type cooler air might get trapped in other end. I mounted it horizontal and put the inlet flow on the bottom to assure that any air gets purged. Odd thing about this trans is that there is a bypass valve on the lines that is thermally operated. The flow to the coolers is bypassed until a specific oil temp is reached. Then flow is allowed to go to the cooler(s). This is done because the trans cooler is completely independent of the radiator. There is no thermal exchange between the trans fluid and the engine coolant. With the transmission fluid bypass valve in operation it is not possible to reduce trans temp below a preset level (or nearer ambient temp) because the thermostat valve simply turns off flow to the cooler(s). In a conventional setup the coolant flows all the time and there is no by-pass. Trans fluid is kept from dropping in temp by the engine coolant which will actually put heat into the trans coolant if the engine coolant is warmer. Chrysler has no thermal exchange with the engine coolant so they thermostatically control flow to keep the trans from operation at a too low temp. In short, in my vehicle I can’t reduce the trans temp below the thermostat setting, But I can assure that the temp of the trans can never be too hot. I also mounted the trans cooler on brackets I made. I was uncomfortable pushing the rods thru the radiator and the air conditioning and factory trans cooler. The added mass of the Derale trans cooler may have been a little too much clamped onto the radiator. I tapped into the original hose with a 3/8 double barb fitting and double clamped all connections. Also below is a exploded parts view showing the by pass valve on the trans lines which directs trans fluid back to the trans and by passes the cooler(s) until the trans gets to a specific temp. It is item #3. 97702


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still working great!

John G - 09/02/2014

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Nice discussion John, thx. Did you have over heating problems prior to cooler install. I have a 2011 Liberty that overheats any time I use it off road on hills in the summer....the Jeep dealer told me that they all do this...I wonder if its actually the bypass thermostat?

comment by: Don W - 10/25/2014


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Hi Don, My Jeep has never overheated either engine or trans. I have never heard of them being prone to overheating either. If you suspect the inline thermostat on the coolant line I think that would be easy to check simply by feeling the lines and seeing if the line is returning hot trans fluid without going up front to shed some heat. I added the cooler because I put a trailer hitch on and just wanted to make sure that the trans would stay in the proper operating temp range. Are there a lot of bugsdebris in the trans or engine radiators? Is the thermostat cycling properly? Any pinched hoses? If the engine coolant is too hot it may be a pinched hose. Check the temp of the inlet hose versus outlet hose while the engine is running. If the return line is at the same temp as the outlet hose the radiator is not shedding the heat adequately. Cooling problems can be a little tricky but a little detective work can usually solve it.

comment by: john G - 10/28/2014


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by: Olajoe08/04/2013

Dodge Grand Caravan

Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


2003 dodge caravan sport 3.3l. 110kmiles Where to start... Well it's okay. Fwiw, it's small and made of metal. I didn't know it but there was a trans cooler already installed in my vehicle, and it is aluminum much much better at dissipating heat. I read every review from here to there, watched all the videos. The common theme (sales pitch) is you can't cool your trans fluid enough. I will agree with that statement, but I also believe too much of a good thing is no good. When mounted the way recommended this unit sits directly in front of the air condenser/oem trans cooler/ radiator. It blocks some of the air that is passing through. **I did a before and after check using a infrared heat gun on the lines. It was a few degrees cooler under normal operating conditions, idle for a few minutes. I don't know what the difference is under heavy loads but imagine the difference may grow to as much as 10-15 degrees or so. Somebody in the laboratory (engineers) has this info, but they won't post it for obvious reasons. Not much of a difference at all, but if you are concerned about protecting your transmission, then this may help you to sleep a little better. I'm giving this three stars because while it will help me to sleep a little better it is fairly cheap in materials. The fasteners are plastic zip ties, (PLASTIC). If you've ever used zip ties you know they don't last long. I didn't have to use much hose and only used it on one side, the other end (existing line) was long enough so that worked out fine. I think if you have a newer vehicle this is the route to go as far as bolt on and go there's nothing i found easier than this. However, at over 100k miles, it was not fun at all. My fasteners were stubborn and I could not get behind the a/c condensor to secure the fasteners behind without disconnecting the a/c lines. I didn't have a problem with removing the a/c lines because after over 10 years the a/c was weak and needed to be serviced. This totally bit me in the rear. After assembly, I thought I could simply head over to the a/c shop for a recharge at a fair price. They got half way through and during the recharge mode their machine failed and it could not be completed. After doing extensive research (many many hours) into a/c service, repair and TMI (too much information) overload. My options were either to nickle and dime repair my a/c system or buy a complete a/c kit, spend an entire back breaking weekend installing it, then paying the shop to charge it, looking at upwards of 5 benjamins or more if I did it myself. I settled on an over the counter a/c recharge kit. It worked fine, but that took many hours of research to determine whether or not it was working correctly. In short, if you have a newer vehicle with less than 100k miles or so I'd recommend it only if you are occasionally towing upward of 75% of your vehicle tow capacity. If your towing weight is less, and you are not towing very often then your vehicle already has a cooler in it that should be more than sufficient. If you are towing beyond 75% of your vehicle capacity and doing it frequently, IMO I believe your best option is to get a tow vehicle with a higher rated tow capacity to begin with. For vehicles over 100K miles, it's your call. I did it, but I did it because over the course of 10+years my vehicle rarely carried much weight in it at all and it was always serviced regularly except -as mentioned - the a/c. I still think my transmission has a lot of life in it, and for what I paid on this D13503 in addition to suspension upgrades, I least I know that I did what I could as far as preventive maintenance. One final note, do not remove any more parts/grilles, nuts and bolts, wires, lines on your vehicle than absolutely necessary. Make it as simple on yourself as you can. Some of these videos have you cutting lines, adding compression fittings, ( I didn't need any) removing wiring harnesses, etc, etc,,. Look at the big picture. Every install is a little bit different. And if you decide to go with this transmission cooler it should drop right in and you can carry on with whatever else is more important, family, friends, life, etc.. Thank you very much for reading my review, and may you have a wonderful day. Olajoe 93170


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Nice review

comment by: Arthur - 09/03/2013


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by: Keith07/28/2014

2008 Chevy Silverado

Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


I recently had the chance to use the Derale 8000 series transmission cooler during my last camping trip and was very impressed. I have a 2001 7.3 Powerstroke with 4" exhaust, S&B intake, gauges and a DP Tuner (60hp tow). I pull a 10,000 pound 5th wheel around Colorado. It seems like every where I pull in Colorado is up hill. It was common to see my transmission temp easily and quickly reaching 210-220 when towing mountain passes. Just before my last trip I installed the Derale cooler and the highest trans temp I saw was 190 at the top of Wilkerson Pass. What is more impressive was how quickly the temp dropped as I came out of the pass. For most of my trip my trans temp stayed around 180. While pulling in the city I saw temps around 200 which I assume was due to stop and go driving and not having the constant airflow through the cooler. I installed the cooler right behind the stock front grill to the vertical post with self tapping screws (the grill still fits perfectly). I then used two thin strips of metal that I got from the hardware store and secured them to the cooler and to the second vertical post. I wanted the cooler in the front of my truck to get maximum airflow. I then spray painted the metal strips black just for looks. I did have to buy an additional 4' of hose due to the location where I mounted the cooler. The optional instal kit was simple. The adaptors screwed in my radiator with no problem at all. Once I decided to mount the cooler the entire project was quick and simple. 143154



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by: Mike H09/30/2014

2002 Honda Odyssey

Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


Just installed this on my 2005 Avalanche (since I'll be towing a larger travel trailer now), after seeing the how-to video on this site (relating to the same product). Overall the installation went very well, and I highly recommend this product. While my Avalanche had the factory-installed towing option, it did not provide an external transmission cooler and instead utilized a cooler built into the radiator tank (better than nothing, but an external cooler is best). If you're installing on a 2005-era Chevy 1/2 ton, do yourself a favor and order the D13002 Mounting Kit and the D13035 Radiator Adapter fitting; and while you're at it I recommend getting another 3' or so of 5/16" transmission cooler hose. The first two items make it a no-brainer to install the cooler, and while the cooler hose supplied with this cooler is decent, it's just not long enough to supply the hose lengths required to connect to the radiator and the existing line going back to the trans. Of course, I mounted my cooler in the center of the rad on the factory "A" frame (in front of the rad), if you somehow mount the cooler more to the passenger side then the supplied hose might be long enough. I ended up using two of the supplied self-tapping screws, but needed to obtain four bolt/washer/locknut combos to mount the brackets to the cooler's mounting holes. The cooler comes with four pads and plastic straps to mount it against the radiator, but no one I talked to likes those as they tend to break over time. Better off mounting it properly :-) Since I don't have a transmission temp gauge I can't tell exactly how much cooler it's operating, but a trans cooler like this is pretty much a requirement for any substantial trailer weight. 153766


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Product has been working flawlessly, would purchase this again :-

Mike H - 09/30/2015

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by: Steven H.01/17/2012

2013 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner

Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


This cooler was easy to install. I did not use the insta-dapter fitting that comes with the cooler. I used a 5/16 barbed coupler instead. One thing I should note is: the instructions state, "warm the vehicle and locate the cooler line and that one will be the return". In my case the radiator made the return line hotter after warming the vehicle for several minutes. I had factory Honda cooler instructions available at install. So return line location was a no brainer. Derale instructions had me second guessing my connections after install was compete. It's installed on a 2002 Honda Odyssey with a newly installed transmission at 70K. I had to remove the headlamp assembly in order to tip the condenser coil far enough to get my hand behind it. 29861



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by: Ken P.08/11/2013

2013 Toyota Tacoma

Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


I put this on my 2013 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner as I wanted to have the added protection for my transmission, should I tow anything upwards of the max limit. The Tacoma with the tranny cooler and a class IV hitch can reach 6,500 pounds towing capacity, but I doubt I will test that limit. Had the Toyota mechanics install, as the truck was still under warranty and I did not want to take a chance in voiding it if it were put in wrong. I located it in the upper left front corner of the radiator, and using an infrared scanner, the fluid temp shows a noticeable drop from input to output. Bottom line is that was easy to install and does the job it was designed to do. 94413


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kenWhat side of condenser did you mount your cooler? pas or driver side?Was there enough hose to reach for the in and out line?if you purchased more how much?How much extra fluid did you have to add after installation?any info will be very helpful. thanks

comment by: george s - 06/19/2014


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I had put most of that info in my post. I installed on the drivers side, in front of the condenser and added an additional quart of fluid. Had the dealer do it, not me, so I have no idea if they used additional hose or not.

comment by: Ken P - 06/25/2014


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Working perfectly. Thanks.

Ken P - 08/13/2014

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Hey Ken, can I ask you what the dealer charged you to install it? And they didnt have a problem with you installing a nontoyota part?

comment by: LP - 10/15/2015


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by: Randy B.05/21/2013

2008 Chevy Silverado

Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


I installed the cooler last weekend in my 2008 Silverado. I've included some pictures. I made a strap to support the upper portion of the cooler and thru bolted the lower to the existing bracket. The hood bracket lower bolts had to be cut down to 1/4" length so they would not contact the cooler. The lower mount bolts had to be spaced to give the hood mount weld nuts clearance. Now to see how it does with a trailer and the Pacific Northwest hills. 81391


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Randy, could you please forward me pictures of your install? I have the exact truck and your pictures would be helpful.ThanksPaul

comment by: Paul - 05/22/2013


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We received Randys photos and they should be up later today. They will appear just below his original review.

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by: Mike06/09/2015

2001 Chevy Silverado

Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


Item arrived promptly and well packaged. Installed the cooler on my 2001 silvarado z71 5.3L on a warm Redding California afternoon 105f. It only took about 1/2 hour to install it inline with my stock cooler. Promptly the next day I pulled around my utility trailer loaded down with a 8x12 wood shed, outside temp on my mirror was reading 117f. Two hours of pulling and pushing and the shed was in place. It was hot I was hot truck was not even with the AC on full. The next punishment will be pulling the 25' camper kids dog and all essential beverages over the mountains in the heat to the coast. 201919


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Hey Mike could you specify where and how you mounted the second cooler please? Having trouble figuring that out!

comment by: Tanner - 06/17/2015


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TannerI mounted the cooler on the passenger side of the radiator using the stock transmission cooler mount and the headlight mount. The cooler was mounted sideways and all the way to the top of the compartment i dry fit it and made sure the plastic radiator cover would still snap into place as well as the hood closed with no issue before installing it inline with my stock cooler. Tight fit but it works and works well.

comment by: mike - 06/18/2015


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How much extra Transmission fluid did you have to add after the transmission was at normal operating temp?

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by: Art CA.02/11/2012

2007 Chevy Silverado

Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


I have a 2007 Silverado Classic w/ 4.8L and was somewhat nervous about buying the tranny cooler because I have never done this before, but honestly, it's pretty self-explanatory. I bought the 8000 series I also used GM adapter D13035 and it fit easily in the "out" position of the radiator. I placed the cooler in the very front of the oil cooler so that it would get 100% air. However, because I did not want the ties to go through the oil cooler and then the radiator, there is a bottom bracket that goes across <--------------> the oil cooler and I cut slits into it and made holding bracket for the trans. cooler so now it is about an inch in front of the oil cooler. This will allow maximum cooling because air can circulate all the way around the cooler. I'll post some pics when I can. -Art P.s. Had to buy about 3 more feet of hose, but not too bad of an install for someone who hasn't done this before. 31532


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I am installing this on a 2007 Silverado, new body style, V6, 4.3L . I assume the trnasmission return metal line will have to be cut and the rubber line coming from the cooler will fasten to it? Is there an adapter for this or just a standard hose crimp?

comment by: Derek - 02/10/2014


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You will connect the new cooler input to the OEM cooler output using an adapter, part D13035. From there output hose on the new cooler will fit over the barb on the metal OEM return line and use a hose clap to secure. We have a video of this kit being installed on a 2011 Suburban, the install will be very similar on your Silverado.

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by: Tony K10/15/2013

2012 GMC Yukon

Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


Transmission cooler installation on 2012 GMC Yukon 5.3L. Top brace added for support. 103917


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where is the cooler on a 1994 eagle vision

comment by: Irvin - 10/03/2014


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Most passenger cars do not have factory installed transmission coolers, including the Vision in all likelihood. On that car you will find a radiator for cooling the engine block and an A/C compressor condensor. If the Vision did have one, it would be integrated into the radiator at one of th corners.

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by: Steve P.07/15/2014

2007 Chevy TrailBlazer

Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


The cooler is a great add-on to help guarantee the life of my transmission in my 2007 Chevy Trailblazer. The size was perfect for mounting just behind my grill and well in front of the stock radiator with barely any modification/trimming of the surrounding plastic. I have no real world temperatures but I am happy knowing the the temps in my transmission are at least a little bit cooler. The only mist-step is the included mounting pieces. While handy to get things in place after forgetting to pick-up bolts, washers and nuts, the plastic ties really didn't hold up well for the 2 weeks until I removed them. They also don't play well with the bendable mounting kit unless you have something to eat up the space when the ties are tightened as far as they can go. Again, it's minor and had I remembered to purchase the hardware I eventually used prior to the actual install, I probably wouldn't even be writing this. Also, the hose is certainly not long enough for my application. 141336



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by: Colin C.07/19/2016

2000 Ford Expedition

Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


This cooler has been a blessing. I had the cooler installed on my 2000 Ford Expedition, at the time the truck had 109xxxmiles on it, after towing my first camper home and sweating from the heat of the transmission, it was obvious we needed a fix. What a night and day difference this cooler made on keeping the transmission cool. Before the cooler you could feel the heat from the transmission through the floor board on a flat interstate tow. With the cooler, recently my OD off stopped working in the middle of the West Virginia mountain rang (9% grades) while towing my camper and the transmission never even got close to as hot as it did on the way home from the first time when I picked up our camper. I couldn't have made an accurate choice on what to get without etrailer's sales staff and informative videos. The cooler gives us the confidence on any terrain we come across. We are happy campers, the Truck now has 145,xxx miles on it and has a very cool transmission. 273750



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by: Stan K.09/12/2011

1989 Oldsmobile 88

Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


I received my cooler for my 1989 Olds 88 in record time (e.g. 2 days)! After reading the instructions, I saw that the manufacturer recommends the cooler be installed in series with the cooler integral to the cars radiator. This requied addtional hose (about 3ft.). The local auto parts store carried 5/16" hose (same hose ID but a different mfr than that supplied) but found the auto parts store hose next to impossilbe to place over the cooler header fitting. I was able to install a clamp before the tubing walked itself off. I would recommend taking the cooler to the parts store and fit it up with a hose that fits properly if you need to get extra for installation. I appreciated the video that was available on your website to familiarize myself with the installation before I attempted the project. I have yet to put it to the test with a trailer in tow. Seems to be quality product. The instructions were well written. Thanks! 23813



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by: Matt M07/07/2012

2003 Chevy Avalanche

Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


Installed the product today. My installation is pretty unique on the Jeep Liberty CRD. This vehicle has a pusher fan in front of the stack of heat exchangers (Condenser/Trans cooler, intercooler, radiator), so the "zip tie" installation is not an option. Also, the stock trans cooler, which is the bottom 1/4 of the A/C condenser, has a different type of fitting on it. Product seems to work as intended. Hoses were a bit hard to get onto the barbs, even with a little transmission fluid as a lubricant. 47086



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by: Homero G.02/28/2015

2003 Chevy Avalanche

Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


Excellent quality and build. I installed this in a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche. I wanted a factory look installation so I mounted the bottom of the cooler in the factory bracket located mid way and made a bracket to mount the top of the cooler. I mounted it with the hoses downward so they will not be visible from the outside of the car. See pics for details on the brackets and mounting. 176500



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by: Raymond How01/08/2011

2005 Saturn Vue

Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


Trailer hitch / light kit / transmission cooler Shipping and product description were awesome! Price was better than i found anywhere else. The only problem i had was with my particular model of vehicle (2005 Saturn Vue). Fishing the carriage bolt would not have been possible with out removal of the rear bumper fascia ..... period. Also one of the side mounting bolts completely broke off when i was torquing it down to instruction spec. The instructions said 62 ft lbs. of torque, my wrench was set at exactly that and the bolt broke off right at the head. Im not upset sometimes you just get a bad bolt. Bottom line i would recommend etrailer to anyone. 5216



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by: Oscar W.02/08/2011

2011 Subaru Outback

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The cooler arrived intact on my doorstep with all the parts and pieces present, and it took about two hours to install the unit. I needed to fabricate some mounting brackets as I didn't want to use the plastic ties that go through the radiator. I have a 2011 Subaru Outback with a 3.6 motor and a 5 speed automatic. I frequently tow a boat and need to keep the tranny cool, specially during the summer months. The installation is pretty straight forward as per instructions that are included. Each vehicle will be a bit different but a home mechanic should be able to install this cooler fairly easily. 6830



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by: Aaron06/11/2015

2007 Saturn Outlook

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Kit had everything needed for installing on a 2007 Saturn Outlook, except the connection to the radiator. Just need to buy part D13035. Then it makes install easier. No cutting and flaring lines. The dual fan on the engine side of the factory radiator will have to be removed to push the tie pieces through so the cap to make the tie tight can be added. 202466


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I have a 2007 Outlook as well and we are looking to tow a 3000 lbs travel trailer across country. What will you be towing? was there any tricks to remove the front of the vehicle to access the radiator? where did you mount yours?

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by: Thoma T05/22/2012

2005 Honda Pilot

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Installed the transmission cooler into a 2005 Honda Pilot. The existing hose is not long enough so had to get a hose splice kit from local automotive supply - not a big deal, but would have been great to have this as part of the kit. The Pilot has two fans behind the radiator which is behind the A/C so I couldn't use the tie down straps, but the holes lined up well with the brace for the power steer cooler and I used stainless steel ties for the top. Overall the quality seems good and the product was delivered on time with no issues. 41261



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by: Jimmy C.09/16/2012

2013 Subaru Outback

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Installation was done by my local Subaru dealer and at a reasonable cost. I did not want to do it myself since it was a new 2013 Outback and the front bumper had to be removed. They made a couple of brackets and mounted it with bolts instead of using the included plastic ties. We will be towing a Camplite model CL13QBB with a dry weight of 2100 lbs with our 4 cylinder CVT transmission and read the reviews on this cooler and went with it. The fit was perfect. Thanks etrailer for your advise and guick shipping. 54831



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by: Joe Alexander05/18/2011

2006 Dodge

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This cooler was delivered promptly and as advertized and will fit in front of the radiator and behind the grill. The 4 foot length of cooler hose is not long enough to install this cooler on a 2006 Dodge 5.9 diesel. I am a bit disappointed that I will need an additional 4 feet of cooler hose to complete this installation. I may also have to purchase a fitting but I'll find out later. I don't have pictures yet as the cooler has not been installed. I don't mind sending pictures later. Thanks, 14753



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by: Jenson07/11/2015

2012 Chevy Silverado

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Removing the grill on my 2012 Silverado was the trickiest part of the install. I then created brackets to attach it rather than using the plastic ties to put it on. The suggested adapters worked fine in the small factory installed cooler. Two weeks ago I pulled a load up a local grade before the new install: Air temp 90 to 95, transmission reached 260, twice (I pulled over to cool off. Yesterday, same load and grade, air temp 75, transmission temp reached 225 briefly, no stopping... 211106



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by: Peter P.04/10/2012

2010 Subaru Forester

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Cooler came just in time. I installed it in my 2010 Subaru Forester so that I can safely pull my trailer without boiling my transmission. Glad to say I needed no special fittings to get the job done. The cooler looks well made and the size is just right...anything bigger would be a tough fit. 36817



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by: john06/20/2014

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Product is great. Instalation however was a bit more difficult on a 2008 jeep grand cherokee. I was not told when I purchased tne cooler that I would need to buy another adapter. Also I would suggest customers be aware that certain cars like my jeep cannot be serviced at home. When cutting the tranny line you lose some fluid.. I had to take my jeep to the dealership after instalation because the tranny is factory sealed and only the dealership can check or add fluid. 136793



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by: John S.05/02/2012

2002 Honda Odyssey

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Fabulous. For a 2002 Odyssey don't remove factory fittings from RADIATOR. Remove hoses from steel tubes that come off the radiator and use a double male fitting from the hardware store for the return hose. To make life really easy, download a copy of Honda's installation for Factory Cooler to figure exactly where the return lines are. Rip off the bumper. Get er done. 1 hr. The whole car drives different. Smoother. Quieter. 39178



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by: james02/14/2013

2004 Honda Pilot

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Installed this on my wife's 04 Honda pilot. I wanted to have piece of mind knowing I have extra protection on those sometimes "questionable" Honda transmissions. I would recommend one of these to anyone with a Honda pilot even if you don't plan to tow. The only reason I didn't rate it higher is because the provided hose is not long enough for a pilot. Other than that it is a great product!! 66362



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by: Gilbert C10/13/2012

2009 Chevy Silverado 1500

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Product install was fairly easy. Mine was on a 2009 Silverado 1500 and after a few minutes I figured out that removing the airbox top half made installing the retaining e-clip on the etra radiator fitting so much easier. Temp dropped about 35 degrees under normal driving conditions. Definitely well worth the money and effort. 57164



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by: Robert S07/31/2013

2008 Chevy TrailBlazer

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Solidly built, installation was relatively easy. Installed on a 2008 Trailblazer. Contrary to what I've read, the supplied hose was long enough. I had to cut off nearly 6" of excess. Mount in a location / orientation where the inlet / outlet are centered on and closest to the trans lines and it shouldn't be an issue. 92591



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by: Jon D02/08/2012

1986 Ford F-250

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The Derale transmission cooler arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Installation was easy, although the four feet of transmission fluid hose was not near long enough to install cooler on my 1986 F250. I went to six auto parts stores before finally finding some at NAPA. Order some with the cooler for ford trucks. 31335



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by: Steve P.09/28/2013

2003 Chevy TrailBlazer

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Used in 2003 Trailblazer. Best if you buy the extra hose and mounting kit. Straight-forward install. C-clips are a bugger... Placement is the key. If you have to push in with any large tool, you are doing it wrong and will have to buy a new one! :) Good kit! Love having a video available to walk me thru it! 101881



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by: Patrick Potter06/24/2015

2008 Chevy Silverado

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Purchased to install on my 2008 Silverado after towing more than the truck is rated for and running high transmission temperature. It was easy to install. I have not had the opportunity to test it under the conditions which originally brought on the high temps but it seems to have trans running cooler 206943



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by: George H.06/04/2012

2006 Dodge Dakota

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Got the product arrived in good shape. It took me about 1 hr 45 min to install it on my 2006 Dakota. The fitting for the radator did not work. The stock fitting on the radator has ample tuding to cut and flare a little bit to do the same job. I am well pleased with the order. Thanks 42680



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by: Shane W.06/26/2014

2010 Chevy Avalanche

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I wish I would have done this sooner. The cooler was way simpler to install than I ever thought it would be. The only difficult part was romoving the front clip of my 2010 Chevrolet Avalanche. I feel much more secure knowing my transmission is cooler while towing my camper. 137861



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by: Kevin06/15/2013

2003 Chevy Silverado

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Very nice cooler. I really like it. I would recommend it, worked great on my 2003 Silverado. 84769


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Did you use the line coming out of the upper part of the radiator, or the lower part? I have a 2003 Silverado 4.8L. I am glad to hear the installation was smooth for you.

comment by: Jerry T - 07/01/2013


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The aftermarket Derale cooler needs to be after the factory cooler. The trans fluid needs to exit the transmission, pass through the OEM cooler built into the radiator, then into the Derale cooler, and finally back to the trans. The best thing to do is trace the lines back to the transmission and determine which line is the return line. I believe it is the lower line, but to be sure check the connections at the transmission. It will not hurt anything if it flows in the wrong order, but the OEM cooler can increase the temperature of the fluid if comes after the Derale cooler and essentially undo some of the cooling ability of the Derale.

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by: Susan W04/07/2014

2002 Toyota Tacoma

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If everything was only this easy. Your customer service , on-line information and documentation sent with the product could not have been better. I have installed my transmission cooler on m y 2002 Toyota Tacoma without any problem. Easy Peasy!! Thanks 124107



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by: Corrie04/08/2013

2003 Acura MDX

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I read a review before I bought this one and it works great. Install time took me 4hr because it was my first time and I didn't really know how to take off my front bumper on a 2003 mdx. The kit came with everything I needed and everything fits. 74879



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by: Ian AP01/09/2015

2009 Chevy Silverado 1500

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Installed on my 2009 Silverado 1500 w/ 4.8 which did not have the tow package or external trans cooler. Looks to be well built and was packaged nicely. Install was easy and so far it has reduced trans temp by 30 degrees on average. 168467



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by: Jason M.07/22/2013

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Installed in a 2005 Grand Caravan. Install couldn't have been easier. I did use the hose barb/compression fitting combination as depicted in the etrailer video to simplify things. 90864



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by: alex c09/29/2014

2008 Chevy Silverado

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I purchased this cooler for my 08 silverado tranny was hittimg 220 towing 5500 pounds. After i installed this cooler the tranny stays in the 170-180 i love it 153496

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