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

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

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11" Wide x 5-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep, efficient heat exchanger will prolong the life of your transmission and improve its overall performance. Specifically designed for vehicles with late-model, electronic overdrive transmissions. Lowest Prices for the best transmission coolers from Derale. Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class II - Efficient part number D13501 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Derale Transmission Coolers - D13501

  • Plate-Fin Cooler
  • Class II
  • Derale
  • With 11/32 Inch Hose Barb Inlets
  • 11W x 5-3/4T x 7/8D Inch
  • Standard Mount

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


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


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

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

13501 Derale Series 8000 Plate and Fin Heat Exchanger with Installation Kit
Hidden Hitch # HH41019
Hayden Automotive # 676

D13501 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details D13501 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2015 - 2016 Ford Focus 1.0L I3 Engine

1987 - 1994 Subaru Justy 1.2L I3 Engine

1971 - 1979 Toyota Corolla 1.2L I4 Engine

1984 - 1991 Nissan Micra 1.2L I4 Engine

1965 - 1969 Nissan Pickup 1.3L I4 Engine

1981 - 1984 Toyota Starlet 1.3L I4 Engine

1979 - 1994 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Rotary Engine

1976 - 1977 Pontiac Acadian 1.4L I4 Engine

1979 - 1984 Dodge Colt 1.4L I4 Engine

1979 - 1984 Plymouth Colt 1.4L I4 Engine

1976 - 1978 Nissan F10 1.4L I4 Engine

1985 - 1994 Dodge Colt 1.5L I4 Engine

1985 - 1994 Plymouth Colt 1.5L I4 Engine

1971 - 1973 Plymouth Cricket 1.5L I4 Engine

2000 - 2005 Toyota Echo 1.5L I4 Engine

2007 - 2016 Honda Fit 1.5L I4 Engine

2014 - 2020 Ford Fusion 1.5L I4 Engine

1981 - 1986 Mazda GLC 1.5L I4 Engine

1985 - 1989 Isuzu I-Mark 1.5L I4 Engine

2013 - 2015 Acura ILX 1.5L I4 Engine

1985 - 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5L I4 Engine

1992 - 1999 Toyota Paseo 1.5L I4 Engine

1987 - 1993 Mitsubishi Precis 1.5L I4 Engine

2001 - 2009 Toyota Prius 1.5L I4 Engine

2012 - 2015 Toyota Prius c 1.5L I4 Engine

1995 - 1998 Mazda Protege 1.5L I4 Engine

1982 - 1983 Nissan Sentra 1.5L I4 Engine

1989 - 1996 Eagle Summit 1.5L I4 Engine

1985 - 1988 Pontiac Sunburst 1.5L I4 Engine

1980 - 1998 Toyota Tercel 1.5L I4 Engine

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

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

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

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2010 Nissan Frontier

Really good quality. Had it for a year now. No problems at all. 588015

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Dodge Grand Caravan

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

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2004 Oldsmobile Alero

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

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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII

Have a 1998 Lincoln Mark 8 w/ 4 speed automatic which retails for no less than $ 4000.00 - Having this potential monkey on my back , I decided to invest in a trans cooler. Fabricated mounts and bolted on , used double flare connection to cooling line w/ barbed fitting ; barbed fitting @ radiator fitting. Used 2 hose clamps @ cooler, one clamp on each barbed fitting . Could only mount with fittings to left ,fluid leaves radiator , enters cooler @ top ( to reduce pump load ), comes out of bottom & returns to tranny. No trans temp. guage, but cooler gets hot @ idle, verifying cooler works . Well constructed and sturdy,easy to mount ; comes with instructions. 296567


Product still working flawlessly no signs of rust or corrosion ,mounting is still secure , no leaks

chris h - 09/19/2017


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2003 Honda CR-V

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

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2015 Subaru Forester

Looks like its well made but hose is only about half of what I will need as this does not just enhance the build-in cooler but must be connected all the way back to the transmission from in front of the radiator. Install will be in a 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i. 392008

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2001 Buick Century

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

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2011 Nissan Rogue

The cooler itself fixed my Nissan Rogue limp problem completely fine, the installation was annoying, but nothing I didn't expect from it. The only problem I had with this product was that the hose that came with the kit was not long enough for both the return and arrival lines, I had to go to a local auto shop in order to get another hose to complete the installation. 698217

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Very easy to install! Installed on a 2014 Toyota Sienna. Installed lower right quadrant. Make sure you have an extra hose clamp to complete the installation ( if you are using the insta adapt as a hose slice) very good design! 673374

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Very good products,easy to install 249245

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2004 GMC Safari

well packaged 238966

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2001 Buick Century

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

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2001 Chevrolet Venture

Great product Easy installation, with adapter fitting 96187

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2008 Chevrolet Uplander

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

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix

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

- D13501

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


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