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Derale Transmission Coolers for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2004

Derale Transmission Coolers

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Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class III - Efficient - Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2004

11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep, efficient heat exchanger will prolong the life of your transmission and improve its overall performance. Specifically designed for Jeep Grand Cherokees 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 full-size cars, trucks and SUVs


Specs:

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


Note: The Derale Insta-dapt radiator adapter fits most Jeep Grand Cherokees 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.

Dimensions

13503 Derale Series 8000 Plate and Fin Heat Exchanger with Installation Kit
Hidden Hitch # HH41310
Hayden Automotive # 678





Video of Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class III - Efficient


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

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Video Transcript for Derale Transmission Coolers D13503 Review

Demot-Derale-Transmission-Coolers-D13503 Today we have Derale Series 8000 Plate Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part number D13503. The kit comes with a transmission cooler, a new line, a hose clamp kit for attaching the new lines, and a mounting kit for the transmission cooler itself. It comes with these long post zips that work as a zip tie to secure this in front of your AC condenser. Transmission coolers are universal fit items. They are not vehicle specific; they are designed to fit anywhere there is space. In order to make sure it will fit your vehicle you want to find a spot where you want to mount a transmission cooler, and measure it to make sure there is adequate room.

Typically you want it in front of the AC condenser or at least in between the AC condenser and the Radiator itself. To give you an idea of some measurements weve got about 11 in width, 9 in height, and the transmission cooler itself is about 1 thick. So make sure that you measure on your vehicle that you will have enough space to mount the transmission cooler. This cooler is covered by 1 year warranty from the manufacturer, and that does it for Derale Series 8000 Plate Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part number D13503. .




Customer Reviews

Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class III - Efficient - D13503

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 out of 5 stars   (81 Customer Reviews)

11" Wide x 8-3/4" 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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Olajoe08/04/2013


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





Comments

Nice review

comment by: Arthur - 09/03/2013


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John G08/30/2013


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steven H.01/17/2012


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike H09/30/2014


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken P.08/11/2013


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Art CA.02/11/2012


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt M07/07/2012


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: DJ09/24/2013


Installed this in a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. Fit is excellent. I wanted to remove the factory radiator connection as this is a common point of failure allowing coolent to enter the ATF. This is plumbed from the transmission to the factory cooler, then to this new cooler, then back to the transmission. The only thing extra I had to buy was a 3/8 double barb to connect to an existing hose. This cooler adds about half a quart of ATF to the system. I can't speak for any temp drops as I don't have a temp gauge installed yet. 101344






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David03/24/2013


The install was very simple. This installation video you had was great! We just returned from a 400 mile road trip which put the cooler to good use with no leaks or issues. Great service and a good price. 72125






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sterling in Wisconsin07/06/2012


Installed quickly (once I figured out which line was the input and outlet from the radiator - tip: open line, then have someone start the engine, as soon as you see fluid squirting, stop engine. You now know which line is input/output). Towed boat with it just fine, towing trailer 5K this summer. All the websites say "be sure to install transmission fluid cooler if you are going to tow with your Odyssey." I'm glad this was so straight forward, and a good price (just like the wiring kit I ALSO just got from you). Thank you!!! Sterling 47022






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Thoma T05/22/2012


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jimmy C.09/16/2012


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Roger Sines06/02/2012


Installation was very simple and looks great on the car, very god setup. Thanks e-trailer 42417






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chad C.05/06/2012


I bought this intending to install it myself. After getting it, I decided to have a mechanic friend install it and I am glad I did. It took him a couple of hours which means it would have taken me a lot longer... He had to remove the front bumper and lost of other covers, etc. to get at the radiator and condensor. Once all that was removed, he said it was pretty straight forward. I think it is going to work well and I would recommend this product and etrailer to others. 39555






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: john06/20/2014


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John S.05/02/2012


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike E.09/07/2013


The hardest task to installing was removing the Grille assembly from my vehicle (necessary). Had the cooler bolted in, radiator hardware installed and hose connected in about thirty minutes. All the necessary hardware was supplied with the kit but I opted to bolt the unit down with some drill screws I had. I strongly suggest that customers search for and watch the videos that etrailer has available. Great time saver. 98840






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: james02/14/2013


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott G03/06/2012


I installed the Derale D13503 in series with my existing factory installed auxillary cooler for added protection on my Ford Explorer Sport Trac. With the Sport Trac tranny having the reputation for overheating failure, I took the cooling up a notch! I tow a 7X14 enclosed v-nosed trailer, and now I am protected! It was a very easy install, and the included hardware made it pain-free :-) 33187






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike H05/08/2013


Placed it on the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder SL, 4x4, with tow package. This car already has an external cooler tucked in front of the front wheel well driver's side. I wanted to plus it up with the efficient placement of this trans cooler by placing in front of the radiator and connected with the other existing cooler. Had to take off the bumper to make it happen, but it looks great. 79342






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andrew02/13/2013


The transmission cooler worked but I had to modify it so it would fit. The quality of the cooler is questionable as well. Very thin material but I guess you get what you pay for. OEM cooler is $216 and this one was $50 so I kinda expected to have to modify or make it fit. Overall it works and I can drive my truck. So I'm happy but I wish it was closer to the manufacturer cooler 66225





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We have a few different lines from Derale. The Series 8000 Plate-Fin and Dyno-Cool lines are lower cost items. They will still perform, but there are options if you are looking for something a little more robust. The series 9000 Plate-Fin Coolers and Stacked-Plate coolers would probably be more along the lines of what you are looking for.

Patrick B - 02/19/2013

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Todd08/07/2013


Product arrived within a few days of ordering. All parts were there and after watching the instructional videos it was pretty straightforward on the install. The only problem I had was when I tied the new lines into the existing return lines using the 13028 Derale Dodge/Jeep Radiator Adapters. I had a lot of trouble getting those fittings into the old lines. 93842






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kevin B.03/19/2012


Very easy to install providing you have an extra set of hands and are slightly mechanically inclined. The tube supplied was a little shorter than I would have liked it to be. An extra foot would have been ideal. I made it work, but I had to re-position the cooler when I realized I was going to be a few inches short. So far so good. 34354






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rod Y04/12/2012


Got cooler was delivered on time as promised. Pretty simple install. I felt like the hose should of been alittle longer. I had to purchase another section. It would of been more convent for me if the hose was longer even if it cost a little more. Other than that I would recommend it. Now I can drive to Alaska worry free !!!!!! 36975






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gilbert C10/13/2012


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jon D02/08/2012


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve P.09/28/2013


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: George H.06/04/2012


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott08/09/2012


Not too difficult to install. Slaved it into the system so I can use both the factory coolers and using these items as additional coolers. 51214





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Hey Scott, Can you give me some advice on how you slaved it into the existing cooler? My guess would be that it gives you 2x the cooling?

comment by: Mark B - 11/21/2012


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Chances are it would not be twice the cooling, but certainly more than either cooler by itself. Instead of by passing the OEM cooler, simply run the return line from the factory cooler to the new Derale cooler, and then out of the Derale back to the transmission. That is how the cooler was set up on the TrailBlazer video.

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Susan W04/07/2014


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Corrie04/08/2013


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jacques01/19/2012


E-trailer has just about everything you might need for your trailer and tow vehicle. Delivery was the fastest I have had from an online company in a long time. Quality products too. 29969






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jason M.07/22/2013


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rocky C.05/20/2012


Bought this cooler to install in my 04 Silverado, installation easy with the snap in radiator adapter, and after reading other reviews decided to get extra hose for the install. 41046






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kyle k04/07/2014


Great for pulling down the highway. As for off roading it works but would recommend one with a fan. I wired a fan to a switch to use when I need it. And it works great. 124189






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: alex c09/29/2014


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: CombsL10/07/2014


Cooler is just as described! Not as easy to install as seemed by the instructions. Had to take off the grill, bumper and one headlight to install. 155012






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John W10/23/2012


So far seems to be working well. Haven't done much towing yet. Installing was a pain in the butt, but I figured it would be so I wasn't surprised 57908






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob R.05/23/2012


Looks like it will really cool oil well due to design. Also quit sturdy material and design. Can't wait to install it and realize its benefits. 41486






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Holsterseven03/11/2014


Have the products I am looking for at a great price and the shipping is super fast. Any communication I needed was right there what I needed. 120255






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JohnM02/17/2014


This fits on a variety of vehicle so the instructions are more general. Six more inches of tubing would have made this installation perfect! 116701






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Charles Sangster03/28/2014


Recent order of a transmission cooler met my expectations as previous orders had done. Pricing, quality and satisfaction are excellent. 122629






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Blake C.04/29/2013


The most difficult thing was attaching the hoses. Video really helped. Really appreciate the quick shipping and prompt service. 78284






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Grimshaw05/22/2012


Not difficult to install - another foot of rubber pipe would be useful. (fitted to a 2000 Subaru Outback). Instructions OK. 41357






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Camper4ever09/21/2012


Fast shipping, great product also good follow up by team member, I highly recommend this company that you can trust.... 55362






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: sam s.03/12/2014


Received order very promptly. Have not installed, but it is what I ordered. Communication was great, will order again. 120370






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joseph H.05/08/2013


Great Product. Plan to install on Nissan Cube to aid in additional cooling for CVT. High usage vehicle. 79402






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: dw08/18/2014


Order came very quickly, Which was great. Your videos are most helpful. And prices the Best. Thanks Dan 147267






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Zane08/21/2013


Little smaller than I expected, but I think will work fine. I like that all the extras come with it. ; 96294






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ryan Smith07/23/2013


Looks like a quality piece, solid construction. Works very well in bringing the temps down. 91076




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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for 2010 Nissan Pathfinder Towing 5800 lb Camper
  • According to my research, your vehicle is capable of towing 6000 lb Trailer Weight/ 600 lb Tongue weight if it is equipped with the V6 motor, or 7000 lb Trailer/ 700 lb tongue weight if equipped with the V8 motor. The use of a weight distribution system will not increase these towing capacities. For the purposes of choosing a weight distribution system, you will need to determine the fully loaded and ready to tow trailer and tongue weight. The weight of anything stored in the cargo area...
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  • Will a Derale Transmission Cooler Kit D13503 Work on a 2006 Nissan Titan Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, item # D13503, will provide extra cooling to help keep your transmission at normal temperatures when towing. Whether or not any cooler will provide enough cooling depends on many factors specifically related to your vehicle and trailer setup. I did a bit of checking on the 2006 Nissan Titan towing capacities and found that the 2006 Titan is rated for somewhere between 9,200 lbs and 9,500 lbs Gross trailer weight, properly loaded...
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  • Can I tow a 30 ft Dutchmen Travel Trailer with a 2003 Ford Explorer
  • To determine if you can tow your 30 ft Dutchmen travel trailer with your 2003 Ford Explorer, you will want to find the towing capacity of your Explorer and compare that to the loaded and ready to tow weight of your trailer. I did some research on your Explorer and found that the Explorer will have different maximum tow ratings depending on how it is equipped. For 2WD models, if you have the 4.0L SOHC engine without a tow package, then the maximum towing capacity of your Explorer...
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  • Is A Transmission Cooler Needed For A 1999 Honda Odyssey Towing A 24 foot Travel Trailer
  • Whether or not an aftermarket transmission cooler is needed depends largely on how much weight you will be towing and how often you plan to tow. Transmission fluid can not be overcooled but in the winter it will need longer to warm up if you add an aftermarket cooler that works in line with your current system. You will also want to check your owners manual because it will help you determine when to use a transmission cooler on your vehicle. I do not think that using the Derale Series...
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  • Are Transmission Engine Oil and Power Steering Coolers Needed For Towing with a 2007 Honda Pilot
  • Since the manufacturer recommends these aftermarket additions for your Pilot, we cannot suggest differently. The thing to remember is that if you do add these items and a warranty issue comes up, you have shown that you took the proper steps to ensure that your vehicle would perform properly so warranty service should not be a question. Another thing to consider is that heat is the enemy of your engine, transmission, and power steering. Using a cooler will dissipate more heat and prolong...
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  • Why are Transmission Coolers Installed on the Fluid Return Line After the Radiator Mounted Cooler
  • The biggest reason that transmission cooler manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers want transmission coolers installed after the factory cooler rather than before it is because the transmission cooler in the radiator is surrounded by the coolant in the radiator. The transmission fluid leaving the radiator mounted cooler can be cooled further by the aftermarket transmission cooler. Installation before the OEM radiator mounted transmission fluid cooler would negate most or all of the...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2008 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4 Liter
  • For your 2008 Toyota Camry XLE with 2.4 liter engine, I would recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, item # D13501. This would be an excellent choice for your vehicle and will install in front of the air conditioning condenser, see drawing at right for best location, as long as there is space available. This coolers dimensions are 11 inches Wide x 5-3/4 inches tall x 7/8 inches deep. I have posted a drawing, at right, showing a typical installation for you....
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 4.8 Liter Engine
  • Some vehicles are required by the vehicle manufacturer to have a transmission cooler installed if they are to tow. Usually this information can be found in the owners manual. Regardless of whether or not a cooler is needed, it is a good idea to install one because it will keep the transmission fluid in the optimum operating temperature range, and prolong the life of the transmission. For your 2011 Chevy Silverado with a 4.8 liter, the most popular cooler is the Derale Plate-Fin...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2007 Chevy Silverado 4x4 with Tow Package and 5.3 Liter
  • The ideal operating temperature for the transmission and fluid is between 160 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Transmission fluid cannot be overcooled, so adding an aftermarket cooler would be a good idea as factory coolers can be inadequate for towing applications. The Derale Transmission Cooler, # D13502, is one of the recommended coolers for the 2007 Chevy Silverado with the 5.3 liter engine. Since you are towing upwards of 9,000 pounds, I would recommend a higher capacity cooler like...
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  • Is an Aftermarket Transmission Cooler Recommended for a 2009 Honda Ridgeline with Tow Package
  • Vehicles come with some type of transmission cooler from the factory. The tow package on your 2009 Honda Ridgeline may include an upgraded version of the factory transmission cooler. Whether or not an aftermarket transmission cooler is needed depends largely on how much weight you will be towing and how often you plan to tow. Transmission fluid can not be overcooled but in the winter it will need longer to warm up if you add an aftermarket cooler that works in line with your current system. If...
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  • Can a 2009 Pontiac Vibe Safely Tow a 1,500 Pound Boat Trailer
  • Since you would be right at capacity I do recommend taking any measures feasible in lightening the load. That will make it that much easier on the vehicle. I do believe that properly equipped, the 2009 Pontiac Vibe will be fine towing the 1,500 pounds. Since you will not constantly be towing it up a steep ramp, and that aspect is only a small part of the journey, the Vibe should be just fine. For a trailer hitch, you can use # C12221 but it is for GT models. If you have a GT model then...
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  • Where to Install the Derale Transmission Cooler Kit # D13503 on a 2002 Toyota Tacoma
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part # D13503, would be a great fit for your 2002 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 3.4L towing a 3,500-lb travel trailer. You will want to measure to make sure you have enough room for the 11 inch wide x 8-3/4 inch tall x 7/8 inch deep heat exchanger to fit in front of the A/C condenser. This is the most efficient location for a transmission cooler. Ideally you want the transmission fluid to be between 160 and 200 degrees for the best operation...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2008 Nissan Titan Towing a Keystone Passport Trailer
  • Adding a larger transmission cooler to your 2008 Nissa Titan to help keep the fluid in the optimum temperature range while towing is a good idea. Ideally you want the transmission fluid to be between 160 and 200 degrees for the best operation and longest life from the transmission. With the gross weight at 5,300 pounds, the Derale Transmission Cooler, # D13503, that you have referenced would be a good choice. This cooler is a class II rated for up to 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight....
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  • Recommendation For Transmission Cooler on 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS With 4.8 Liter V8
  • Ideally you want to keep the temperature of the transmission fluid in the 160 to 200 degree range. You cannot cool transmission fluid too much. Transmission coolers are universal fit items so you will want to measure the space you have in front of your air conditioning condenser or your radiator to see what size cooler will fit your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Installing an additional transmission cooler in-line with the current transmission cooler would help in cooling the transmission...
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  • Transmission and Power Steering Coolers for a 2010 Honda Odyssey
  • Transmission and power steering coolers are not vehicle specific, though sometimes some special fittings are needed. For your 2010 Honda Odyssey, you can use any transmission/power steering cooler that will fit in the engine compartment, see FAQ link. You could also use a combination cooler which uses the same core for 2 systems. The Derale cooler, # D13302, would be a good choice with install kit # D12006. The Air Duct that Honda refers to is something that gets mounted to the body...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Towing Accessories and Transmission Cooler for a 2006 Honda Odyssey
  • The biggest difference between a 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch hitch is going to be the capacity. A Class I or II hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver will have a lower capacity than a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver. Take a look at the FAQ article I have linked that covers the differences. For your application, the difference is going to be what options are available for each size. A Class III trailer hitch with 2 inch receiver has more options so I recommend going with it especially...
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  • Transmission Cooler # D13503 Recommendation for a 2010 Nissan Pathfinder
  • It sounds like you did your homework and bought all of the right components to pull your 4200 lb trailer with your 2010 Nissan Pathfinder that has a 6000 lb towing capacity. The only other thing I would recommend is that you get a transmission cooler. For that I would recommend a Derale Transmission Cooler, part # D13503. Often times the stock transmission cooler is adequate at best when not pulling a trailer, so you would want one to keep your transmission fluid temperatures in a range...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendations for a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer
  • Whoever told you a transmission cooler would help reduce your transmission cooler temperatures was correct. I would strongly recommend you get the largest one that will fit in front of your radiator. You will need to take some measurements in front of your radiator to determine which cooler will fit the best for you. This Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part # D13503, is 11 inches wide by 8-3/4 inches tall and is 7/8 of an inch in depth. If you find that you...
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  • Recommend A Transmission Cooler For 2011 Subaru Outback V6 Towing Over 2000 Pound Trailer
  • The item you selected, the Derale Transmission Cooler, part # D12906 will work on your 2011 Subaru Outback as long as you have room to mount it on your vehicle. The ideal place to mount a transmission cooler for maximum cooling efficiency is behind the grill of your 2011 Subaru Outback but in front of the radiator. You will want to measure at the front of your vehicle to make sure there is room to mount part # D12906 as it measures 13 inches wide and 7-1/2 inches tall. Another Transmission...
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  • Should a Transmission Cooler be Added on a 2004 Honda Odyssey Towing a 2,300 lb Boat and Trailer
  • Towing a boat 16 miles twice a year should not require the use of a transmission cooler in most situations. Keep in mind though that if Honda requires an added transmission cooler for towing, see owners manual, you may have warranty claim trouble if a problem occurs with the vehicle. It is my experience that when a person installs a hitch, like the Hidden Hitch Class III Hitch, # 87479, which fits the 2004 Honda Odyssey, they find more and more reasons to tow. In this situation I would...
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  • Installation Time and Difficulty of Installing a Transmission Cooler on a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Depending on the vehicle, and where the transmission cooler, # D13503, is going to be installed, it could take around an hour or longer. There really is not set amount of time because every vehicle is different and different size engines have more or less space and use different fittings. For a 2003 Jeep Cherokee with a 4.7 liter, use Derale Radiator Adapter Fittings, # D13018. For a 4.0 liter, use kit # D13028 for 3/8 inch x 3/8 inch hose splicers, or kit # HH41412 for 5/8 inch-18 S.A.E....
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  • Recommendation for a Frame Rail Transmission Cooler for a 2000 Honda Odyssey
  • Coolers, included rail coolers, are not vehicle specific, just the fittings used to connect it in line with the factory system, so you will be able to use any cooler that will fit. We only carry Derale coolers, but we have a lot of options. I have included a link to our rail coolers below. Most of the transmission coolers recommended for your 2000 Honda Odyssey come with an 11/32 inch hose barb, so I recommend the Derale 17 inch Frame Rail Transmission Cooler with 11/32 inch Hose Barb...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy Silverado with 5.3 Liter Engine
  • The optimum temperature for transmission fluid is between 160 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit (70 to 93 degrees Celsius) so at 240 (116 Celsius) you were definitely above that range. When towing up a high at low speeds using a low gear or towing mode, if available, would be the correct way to go about towing the trailer. I would recommend adding a transmission cooler to your 2010 Chevy Silverado. I would use a class III or higher cooler rated for at least 6,000 pounds. You can use # D13503...
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  • Transmission Cooler for a 2006 Honda CRV
  • To know for sure if a transmission cooler will fit by your radiator, you will want to take a look at the space around your radiator and measure the available space. The measurements of the coolers are all listed on-line, so you will just want to cross-reference the measurements to ensure fit. Transmission coolers will work best when they are matched to the weight of the trailer the car is towing. The High Performance Class III Transmission Cooler, part # D13503 is made for trailers towing...
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  • What Transmission Cooler Will Fit A 2011 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab 2.7L 4-Cylinder
  • You can install a transmission cooler on your 2007 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L 4-cylinder, even though the ones recommended are for the larger 4.0L engine. Transmission coolers are a universal fit product. So, if you are going to be towing with your 2011 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L 4-cylinder you will definitely want to install a transmission cooler. To determine what kind of transmission cooler you will need depends on how much weight you will be towing and where you will be towing. Also, you will also...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2012 Chevy Traverse
  • First, you do not necessarily have to remove the front clip on your 2012 Chevy Traverse to install a supplemental transmission cooler. It just makes installation a lot easier if there is nothing in the way. We have not yet installed a transmission cooler on a Traverse so I do not have a video or specific instructions on removing the front clip. When our installers perform an installation they have to determine where the fasteners are that hold on the front clip (if it is a vehicle they...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • The effectiveness of a transmission cooler, like # D13502, depends on several factors. It depends on the size of the cooler, where it is mounted, what type of cooler, what is going to be towed, and the conditions/terrain you will be towing in. The bottom line is that if you are towing something small a short distance or something large a long distance, a cooler will help to keep transmission fluid cooler thus prolonging the life of the transmission on your 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. Transmission...
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  • Where Should a Transmission Cooler be Mounted on a 2002 Acura MDX
  • There are actually 3 possible places you could mount the transmission cooler, # D13503. The first location is in front of the A/C condenser core and is the most efficient place. The second most efficient location is between the core and the radiator. You would place the cooler against the radiator. The cooler comes with little pads that go between the two components but they do not separate them very much. Despite this, the area of the radiator that will be blocked is small enough that...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2009 Chrysler Town and Country
  • The best transmission cooler for your 2009 Chrysler Town and Country will be one that has the capacity to suit your application and fits in the space in the engine compartment. If you plan on doing a lot of towing, towing long distances, towing in hilly terrain, or frequently towing heavy loads, then I recommend the Derale Cooler, # D13503, that you have referenced. This is a class III cooler rated for up to 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight. Transmission fluid cannot be overcooled so...
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