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Derale Transmission Coolers for the Acura TL, 2004

Derale Transmission Coolers

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Code:   D12901

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Price:$30.95


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Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit - Class I - Economy - Acura TL, 2004

13" Wide x 5" tall x 3/4" deep, reliable, all-aluminum tube-and-fin cooler extends the life and improves overall functioning of your Acura TL's transmission.

Features:

  • Improves functioning and overall performance of transmission
  • Extends life of transmission and prolongs period between necessary fluid changes
  • Cuts down on heat-related failures
  • Agitates fluid with built-in, embossed turbulators for more efficient cooling
  • Constructed of durable, lightweight aluminum
    • Thermal-conductive metal provides excellent transfer of heat
  • Includes:
    • High-temperature, OEM spec hose with stainless steel clamps
    • Nylon mounting rods
    • Insta-dapt radiator adapter
  • Recommended for subcompact cars
  • Imported


Specs:

  • Inlets: 11/32" hose barb
  • Overall dimensions: 13" wide x 5" tall x 3/4" deep
  • Core width: 10-1/8"
  • Distance between inlets: 3-3/4"
  • 1-Year warranty


Note: The Derale Insta-dapt radiator adapter fits most Acura TLs 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.


Perhaps the simplest type of heat exchanger, the tube-fin effectively cools a variety of automotive systems. The concept is simple: Fluid cools as it travels through the core by transferring heat out to the fins. The fins then provide the surface area necessary for sufficient heat exchange to take place, allowing the heat pulled from the fluid to dissipate into the surrounding air. Quick, easy and effective.

Dimensions

Replaces HH41010



12901 Derale Dyno-Cool Aluminum Tube and Fin Cooler with Installation Kit








Customer Reviews

Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit - Class I - Economy - D12901

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.6 out of 5 stars   (31 Customer Reviews)

13" Wide x 5" tall x 3/4" deep, reliable, all-aluminum tube-and-fin cooler extends the life and improves overall functioning of your vehicle's transmission.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John S.05/19/2011


I installed this cooler on a 2001 odyessey to help prevent a future trans failure.It was delivered quickly when promised,came with everything I needed for installation and had no problems.Overall a good product I would recommend this to anyone. I am also very happy with etrailer.coms service and selection and would definitly use them again. 14807






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Alan Raybourn08/07/2012


I received the trans cooler yesterday afternoon and installed it on my 1996 chevrolet astro this morning in less than an hour, now I can pull my travel trailer with my van. 50838






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob Z06/12/2014


This is an excellent price and appears to have more cooling capacity over the OEM cooler. Installed very easily. This was used on an 08 HONDA PILOT 135385






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andy C.12/05/2011


Great service. Part I ordered was as described on the website and was shipped out quickly. 27689






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Oliver S05/01/2014


Two cars, two transmissions radiators, very good product from etrailer.com Thank you ! 128472






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Aly07/22/2011


This is a great after market to substitute for the original. 19879






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jimmy m10/24/2011


quick shipping & grt price 26027






- D12906

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dustin C02/03/2012

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


Ive got a 1999 4runner that had the unfortunate luck of having the integrated transmission cooler line rupture inside my radiator. needless to say, the transmission didnt agree very well with having engine coolant running through it and finally died out on me. I bought this transmission cooler to isolate the transmission and the engine cooling systems. The cooler arrived a day ahead of schedule, which is always a bonus. I didnt rate it at 5 stars because I havent had a chance to install it yet and see how it performs, but judging by the reviews that I have read so far, the customer service provided and the prompt delivery, I would say that this transmission cooler will keep my truck running for a good long while. Everything pictured arrived in the box and I have no doubt that it will perform as expected. I will definitely recommend this product and this company to my friends! 30988



- D12906

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave C12/10/2012

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


Very easy install, absolutely no leaks anywhere in the system after putting it into service. I did have to get additional hose for the install due to the location I chose for the cooler (personal preference). I centered it on the bumper side of the radiator to provide the best air flow. Remember to get a quart of transmission fluid to accomodate the larger system volume after the install. I took my grill off to provide the most room for putting the cooler in rather than trying to wedge it between the radiator and grill, made install the nylon fasteners through the radiator and cooler much easier. Should last for many years. 61081



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff F06/29/2011

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


Just got it in the mail the other day. Fast shipping, never have had an issue. Having it installed right now. Feels like it is well constructed and should do the job. We shall see what happens. 18179


Comments

What is the rated towing weight for a 1999 Honda CR-V? Does a trannie cooler install fairly easily on the Honda CR-Vs? What is the most effective mounting location for the finned cooler? How does the addition of a trannie cooler effect the volume of fluid and fluid level reading on the dip stick? Thanks for your time and expertise.

comment by: Robb B - 10/22/2013


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The towing capacity question is a loaded one. For that, I would refer back to the owners manual. It can vary depending on engine, transmission, drive configuration and more. Furthermore, Honda has some very specific guidelines regarding towing so it's best to defer to them. Installing a trans cooler on a full size truck can be easier because of the extra space, but it is not particularly difficult on any vehicle. We actually have a video of a cooler being installed on a 2006 C-V. We remove the front bumper cover for the video, but you may find you do not need to. (See link). The most effective location will be in front of both the radiator and the A/C condenser. As you move behind each cooling device, the efficiency diminishes. We put ours in front of everything on the 2006 in the video. For fluid capacity, plan on an extra 1/2 quart. Depending on cooler size and construction, it will vary some, but 1/2 qt. is a good rule of thumb.

Patrick B - 10/23/2013




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lee I.06/05/2014

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


This product is great and installation was not bad at all. Only issue I had was that the GM radiator adaptor should come with this unit when you purchase it for a GM truck. Not as an add-on. Thought I could get it at GM but no go. I Had to work with hoses over 30 min to get them over the fittings even with trans. fluid on the hose and male fitting. So far it looks like trans temp has dropped 30 dg. 134485



- D12906

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeremy Troesh06/21/2011

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


The transmission cooler, along with all the other products I ordered from etrailer was an excellent buy. they arrived on time and in excellent condition. The best benefit of ordering from etrailer is the superior customer service. I was even able to talk directly with one of their installers when I had a question. 17556



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Donald01/30/2013

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Easy install. But hoses need to be longer. I had to go to napa to purchase an extra 3 ft. The hose clamps that were included were limited to the amount of tension that were put on them. They would tighten to x amount then just spin. I had to purchase extra hose clamps that actually tightened. Impressed overall. 64593



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott06/27/2014

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All parts were as they were stated. I have not towed my boat for any distance yet to see how well it lowers the temp of my transmission. Idid have to buy some more because I came up about 6" to short. 138046



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robin S.10/10/2013

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This is a great product and it is priced better than anywhere else that I could find. The shipping was extremely fast and the product was packaged well - I know it will help in my towing on my Tahoe 103267



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dylan07/18/2011

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Very fast shipping. Everything was there and in pretty decent condition. Would have been perfect, but some fins were bent, though it could have been the delivery company. Definitely recommend 19614



- D12906

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan L04/08/2014

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


Wanted to give my Honda better ability to handle a tow. this baby does the job. Transmission definitely cooler operation since the install. The install was simple and straight forward. 124351



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: wv hiker06/12/2014

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


Installed on a 2002 chevy tracker with ease. very well made and all parts provided were well thought out for the installation. 135278



- D12906

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Allan11/10/2012

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


Got my Tranny Cooler and basically did what they showed on the on line video and had it completted in one afternoon. 59191



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brandon04/18/2012

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


I installed it in my 2007 Honda Odyssey and it works great. It took about an hour and a half to install. 37669



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kenneth W04/14/2014

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


Easy to follow instructions. You will need to remove the front clip to install. Nothing too difficult. 124916



- D12906

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Potato Pirate04/14/2011

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


Great for the price. Works well on my Honda Pilot and provides more cooling then the OEM cooler. 11785



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron05/13/2014

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


Works great thanks mine got a hole in it and i replaced it with this one. 130315



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Potatopirate05/07/2011

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


Very inexpensive and does the job well with everything I needed included. 13054



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jesus r08/01/2013

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


Good reliable cooler and really good shipping and tracking! 92799



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave t.09/23/2014

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


Very good product. easy to install. Thank You 152634



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Victor01/19/2012

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


Fast shipping, good price!!! Thank you 29941



- D12906

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim R.06/01/2014

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


Works as described. 133626



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: denman12/17/2012

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


see previous review 61610



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave08/18/2012

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


Good Product 52237



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kevin K.08/09/2012

Review from a similar Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit


Nice 51072

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