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

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

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2013 Acura RDX - Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class III - Efficient

  • Plate-Fin Cooler
  • Class III
  • With 11/32 Inch Hose Barb Inlets
  • 11W x 8-3/4T x 7/8D Inch
  • Derale
  • Standard Mount

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 Acura RDXs 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
  • Hose length: 4'
  • 1-Year warranty


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

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

Replaces HH41310



D13503 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details D13503 Installation instructions

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.




Video Transcript for Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler Review

Speaker 1: Today we'll be having a look at the Derale 8000 Series line of plate-fin transmission coolers. Here's what our transmission cooler looks like installed. Now, the reason you're gonna want an auxiliary transmission cooler such as this one on your vehicle is quite simple. Heat is the enemy of transmissions. It is the number one cause of premature failure on your transmission. By reducing the temperature of the fluid inside your transmission, you will extend the life of it, and also have added cooling abilities.

The colder the transmission fluid is, the more heat it can actually absorb. Plus, we are expanding the cooling capacity of the system by having additional room for more fluid, which, will also help reduce the temperature.Now, you may ask, "How is this important to me because my vehicle already has a transmission cooler build inside the radiator" Well, it's quite simple. If you we're ever planning on doing aggressive driving, or towing a trailer, towing a trailer causes additional wear and tear on your transmission, and causes increased fluid temperature. By cooling the temperature down further, you are making it easier on your vehicle in order to tow that extra weight. Now, how this works being installing in addition to the factory cooler inside the radiator, the fluid will leave the factory transmission cooler from the radiator, go inside of our auxiliary cooler here that we installed, get cooled down even further, and then go back into the return line that goes into your transmission.

So, you're adding additional cooling capacity, and a secondary cooler by having this aftermarket cooler installed.Now, for a few measurements to better assist you in choosing if this cooler's gonna work for your vehicle. At its widest point, it's 11" wide. From the very top to the very bottom, it's 7 1/4" tall, and it is 7/8 of an inch thick. Now, one thing our customers have noticed, when they're installing this cooler on a vehicle, they have noticed when they're installing it inline with the factory transmission cooler, that they have needed additional hose. Now, we do have additional hose available on our website.

Now, the 8000 Series of Derale transmission coolers are plate-fin design, and the plate-fin design increase surface area. The more surface area that we have, the more cooling capacity that we have. The more of your fluid you can spread out over a larger distance, the more it can get cooled down to reduce the temperature of your transmission.This cooler also features turbulator technology to help agitate the fluid passing through it. To help with heat transfer, but also to help prevent any drop in fluid pressure. Our transmission operates off fluid pressure, so if it falls below a certain amount, it may not shift gears properly.

By maintaining our fluid pressure, our transmission will shift gears properly, and work as it's designed. This cooler has an aluminum construction, so we don't need to worry about it corroding or rusting out over the course of time. It also has a nice gloss black finish, so it'll be easily concealed behind the grill of your vehicle, and it won't be visible are you're looking at the front of your car.And that completes our look at the Derale 8000 Series line of plate-fin transmission coolers.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (267 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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2008 Toyota Tacoma

Made a quick mounting bracket from flat aluminim. Couple of zip ties later and it was installed. Would have liked informatin on about how much TM fluid to add. 180062


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Been a year now, the Taco is running great, have hauled about a 5500 total load on several multi hour trips, transmission is solid.

andrew - 03/20/2016

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Jeep Liberty

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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2012 Honda Odyssey

Fun to install but if you follow the video it goes really smoothly. This was the number 1 recommended cooler for my 2012 Honda Odyssey Touring so I went ahead and got it. Before installing it I hooked my scanner to my van and drove 2 straight hours in the city and on the high way, transmission fluid temperatures would reach 195 at times. After installing it I tested the temperatures under normal driving and under towing. Under normal driving, after 2 hours the transmission fluid never got over 170. It took almost 3 hours before the transmission fluid reached 185. The van was already nice and warm when I decided to test towing so I'm not sure how long it took to get up to temperature but I can say after 45 minutes of driving through the Saura Town mountains (Hanging Rock, NC), the transmission temperature never went above 190. I would give 5 stars but the provided hose was not the correct ID and I could not get it to fit properly so I had to go buy more hose. 444073



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Excellent way to terminate oil and antifreeze mixing. 573149



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2013 Chevrolet Tahoe

I ordered a transmission cooler for my '09 Tahoe that, even with the small cooler for the towing package, just could not handle the California/Oregon mountains. I had my trusted mechanic install it (he has much greater expertise than I). I've just returned from an identical trip over those same mountains. What a difference! Instead of topping out at 230 degrees (dangerous), I topped out at 183, only 13 degrees from normal operating temp. I ordered the cooler and installation hardware. It's been awesome not to have to worry anymore about transmission burn out hauling my trailer that is 25% BELOW advertised towing capacity of this vehicle. Kudos to etrailer for offering such great products! 302744



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This transmission cooler fit perfectly behind my grill. I mounted it on brackets in lieu of a direct mount on the radiator. I’m glad you recommended the GM adaptor hose fitting as my application would not work with the Insta-Dapt which was not compatible. Works great towing my 4,000# trailer in this Florida heat. 524895



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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche

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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2005 Honda Odyssey

I decided to install the Derale 8000 on my 2005 Honda Odyssey with 57,500 miles as an investment in hopes to prolong the life of vehicle. The Derale 8000 series came with complete with all the parts needed for my installation. I had zero trips to the auto parts store. I'm not a mechanic but the installation was fairly easy. The videos provided by etrailer was extremely helpful and gave me confidence to do the install. The hose, provided, fits perfectly into the factory Honda hose outlet from the radiator. Also, as mentioned by other reviewers, installing the hose is a difficult even with transmission fluid to lubricate. However, I had a hard time trying to secure the cooler, due to the tight space between the condenser and radiator. A long cutting pliers/scissor would help and a lots of patience. Install with confidence! Thanks Etrailer for the awesome instructional videos! 391814



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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan

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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2006 Honda Pilot

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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2010 Jeep Liberty

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


Comments

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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2005 Honda Pilot

Hardest part of the installation was confirming which of the lines was the hot and which was cold. After that, installation on my 2005 Pilot was easy. Just follow directions or find a YouTube video. Tranny coolers are a must if you're planning on taxing the transmission by hauling/pulling or doing lots of hill climbing with a load in the truck/SUV. Shipping was super fast and customer service follow up on my order was great. I will absolutely buy all my trailer stuff from these guys. 291142


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Still going strong. No problems and Ive still happy with the installation and performance. Thanks for following up!

James - 10/27/2017

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Diana H. Was the best! Easy to work with and she was very well versed in the product we purchased. She saved us on shipping and did all she could do to get the product to us quickly .....thanks Diana H. Well Done! 554107


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No problems towed a lot of trailers and works like advertised....thanks

Steven B - 08/15/2019

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2016 Honda Pilot

It was a pretty straight forward installation. I did have to remove the battery and tray as the factory spring hose clamps were positioned such that I could only get at them from the top, couldn't squeeze the clamps from a below angle. Thankfully I watched their video before ordering to see I needed another length of hose to finish the install. Took about 3 hours and seems to work well. 568120



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2010 Honda Odyssey

The D13503 transmission cooler was a fairly straightforward DIY installation on a 2010 (3rd gen) Honda Odyssey. Watch a video or two on etrailer.com and you should be able to figure everything out. Two issues came up. First, it is not trivial to get the hose pushed securely onto the nipples of the cooler or the vehicle. Readers should thoroughly lube the inside of the hose and the outside of the nipple. (I suppose a tight fit is good, just be prepared to apply force and be patient!) Second -- and this is why the product only gets 4 stars from me -- the head of one of the plastic mounting rods broke off. No extras are supplied, so I figured out a zip-tie solution. It leaves me nervous about the strength of the remaining three, but the installation seems secure for now. Potential DIYers should also note that you are likely to break some of the body panel retainers (aka "clips") during disassembly of your vehicle's front end. (Not surprising on my 95,000 mile van; they were brittle.) Be prepared and locate a source for replacements ahead of time. Overall, this product seems well-designed, is offered at a great price from etrailer, and has the potential to lengthen the life of your transmission even when not towing. 348570



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2005 Nissan Pathfinder

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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2012 Toyota Sienna

Good product easy install! had to order extra 5 feet hose to fit my 2012 Sienna. I bought it for towing my RV without damaging my transmission. Don't have any info if it really helps lowering my trans temperature but pretty confident about it. 528992



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2012 Ford F-150

this product is of good quality and a good size to make a big difference on the cooling of the transmission, so much that when its spring winter or fall, when i'm just driving around town the engine wont get to operating temperature until i drive for about 30 min. It's an easy fix to just use a piece of cardboard over the transmission coolers when its cold out and your not towing. Then the temp comes up as usual. When towing just make sure to keep the bugs out of your rad and coolers. Towed my trailer through the mountains where my truck over heated last year and had no problems this year. truck is a 2012 ecoboost 3.5l f150. Needed a few fitting but the local farm supply store had them, i hooked it up in series behind of my stock cooler, the fluid goes from the rad to this cooler then the stock cooler. 568743



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2007 Chevrolet Silverado

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.

-- Patrick B - 2/13/2014


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2014 Honda Odyssey

The cooler was exactly as described. The best part was the instructional videos showing 2 different installs on Honda Odysseys. They each installed it in slightly different ways so I was able to use both videos to get the job done right. I wouldn't have felt confident in doing this job myself without etrailer's assurance that I was getting the right part. 443108



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1995 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Received product timely. Was as expected. Got item installed. Instructions were very good. Will look at etrailer for future parts/items. Recommend them to others. 570061



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2002 Honda Odyssey

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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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

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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2005 Honda Odyssey

Soooooooooooooo easy to install. Great ad on. no glitches. directions were perfect. Price was also fabulous. The cooler on an Odyssey is undersized so this really helps even when you are not towing. 555378



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2004 Honda Odyssey

Installed the transmission cooler before our 15 hour trip to Florida from Kentucky. Previously had overheating problems with the transmission on long trips. The transmission never overheated during our latest trip with this new transmission cooler installed. Cooler came with everything available, with the exception of tools, to complete the installation. I will install another one if we upgrade to a later model Honda. 266795



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2005 Honda Odyssey

Put this trans cooler on a 05 Odyssey because without it they have transmission problems and every automatic needs one realistacly. Heat kills transmissions. This one has enough volume for this size vehicle and keeps it 30 degrees cooler then engine temp. Ran it from the transmission to the radiator and out to the cooler and back to the transmission. This helps with cold weather warm up temps while dropping the normal operating temp to a better operating temp for the transmission. Overall I am highly satisfied and it is providing longevity to my vehicle. 244199



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Easy install, works well. 728042



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2006 Honda Odyssey

We had this installed on our 06 Odyssey during some subframe work with the intention of pulling a popup camper. It worked GREAT. Not a blip on the temperature gauge or struggle going through hills while towing. 725247



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This has worked flawlessly since I installed it a year ago. No leaks or problems. Pulled a resilient of the mountains and my transmission temp never exceed ed 200 deg F. 722413



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Great price Fast shipping. 718419



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It installed just like the instructions. Straight forward with no difficulties. I ended up buying a different tow vehicle, so I really can't comment on the function of keeping the transmission cool while towing. 712010



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Finally finished the installation. The adapter didn't work for my application. I found an etrailer video that used Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting for GM Item # D13035. Ordered the adapter for my 2007 Jeep Compass. That did the trick. The mounting steps with the kit were ok but I only managed to put in 3 of the 4. However the oil cooler is secure and won't budge. I'll update if needed but the install was a success. 706597



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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser

quick service, cooler is on, so far so good. would order from etrailer again. thank you. 697075



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Good product and easy to install fast delivery friendly staff 697649



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works great, no issues 693819



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Really pleased wit this cooler works really good before couldn’t go up the road wit out a trailer tans be up on 90 now I can flick up da road wit da trailer and be down to 75-80 688610



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Working great 679914



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I Installed this on a 2015 Chevy Colorado about a year ago. The install was not complicated just took time and patience to plumb correctly. I run this in line with the factory transmission cooler. I rarely see temps over 200 degrees when towing a 5500 pound trailer. You DO NOT need to cut any lines if you use the GM adapter fitting sold by etrailer. Just remember to top off fluid after install. 677689



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Nissan Frontier

I have not installed my transmission cooler as of today. But the quality and construction look's very nice. I am sure with this kind of quality build it should last me a long time on my Nissan Frontier pick up. Also the simplicity of the installation and directions I am sure any novice can install this. Great Job! Steve GA 674661



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I could not use it because of the leaka ge. 665040



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Trans cooler looks excellent and complete. Will install this weekend. 653813



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Great reviews on transcooler--convinced me to install one--does lower my oil by 20 degrees pulling a 24ft trailer with my tahoe 650228



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2011 Chevrolet Silverado

used on a 2011 silverado 1500 it was a breeze installing my transmission fluid has yet to reach the Temps it did before no leaks I got what I wanted Thanks 647514



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We love our trailer. It has traveled with us many places. 643138



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Quick delivery. Product was just as advertised. Hooked up and works great! 642689



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Product was easy to use and install. Depending on the location selected, you may need to purchase more hose to complete the connections, but since this is not vehicle specific, it’s no big deal. I’m seeing about a 40 degree drop in transmission temperature using this cooler. Good product. 641130



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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

I was looking for cooler to install on my 2007 toyota FJ cruiser because I was going to start pulling a 16ft airstream camper. I picked this cooler from etrailer because of it's quality and price. It was easy to install and it fit perfectly. My only negative comments about this product is that they didn't supply enough hose to attach both in and out lines. I had to go to a local auto parts store and buy and additional 3 feet of hose. The directions were pretty good, but I had a difficult time determining which transmission lines were in and out. This was on me not the product. Since the installation of this cooler I have pulled my camper across Florida and through the hills of Georgia without any transmission cooling problems. I would have given it 5-stars if they would have included 3-more feet of hose. I would buy it again 640805



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2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Cooler works great !! That being said, cooling hose was too short and an odd size. None of the local parts stores had 11/32 trans cooler hose. had to order it . The rest of the install was pretty straight forward and is now keeping my trans much cooler. 634486



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Fast shipping and the best customer ser vice! 628786



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Excellent product. No issues or leaking of any kind. :) 622056


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