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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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  • Plate-Fin Cooler
  • Class II
  • With 11/32 Inch Hose Barb Inlets
  • 11W x 5-3/4T x 7/8D Inch
  • Derale
  • Standard Mount
The best technical support and full transmission coolers installation instructions. Lowest price Grand Caravan transmission coolers guarantee and expert service. Dodge Grand Caravan, 2005 transmission coolers by Derale are available from etrailer.com. For expert service call 800-298-8924 to order your Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class II - Efficient part number D13501, or order online at etrailer.com.


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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan - Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class II - Efficient

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


Features:

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


Specs:

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


Note: The Derale Insta-dapt radiator adapter fits most Dodge Grand Caravans 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

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 Transmission Coolers - Plate-Fin Cooler - D13501 Review

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

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

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

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


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (440 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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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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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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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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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


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



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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



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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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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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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


Great value for the price and free shipping, package arrived on schedule, was packed extremely well, (I would know, retired Postal mail carrier), Derale 13504 transmission cooler was exactly what was described should work well for me to tow a 3500lb travel trailer with my 2008 GMC Acadia. Will be installing the cooler this week. This definitely should keep my transmission from over heating, it's rated somewhete at 22500 GVW. My vehicle and travel trailer CGVW is approximately 9000 lbs. 462784


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The Derale 13504 has kept my transmission from over heating, have towed my travel trailer over 3600 miles no problems with transmission over heating in my 2008 Acadia SLT. Will be installing a auxiliary fan in front of my radiator to assist when in towing this summer. .

Louis L - 12/25/2018

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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


Excellent way to terminate oil and antifreeze mixing. 573149



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I didn't know how to select the right trans cooler for my towing needs and I probably would have figured out how to mount it but with the help I got from your web site, I knew I had the right cooler and I knew how to install it in my vehicle. I saw a video of a cooler just like mine installed in a truck exactly like mine. How cool is that? etrailer.com is now my only source for trailer and towing parts. 408106



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I just want to thank the customer service team at etrailer.com. I got very quick responses with very helpful and educated professional answers within minutes through email. The product selection and prices are great and so is the service team. I didn't get to install my new transmission cooler yet but I can say the kit has every single thing I need including awesome instructions with clear diagrams and everything and the staff was very helpful helping me choose what fittings I needed to avoid having to cut my stock transmission lines. They seem to have all their bases covered. I'll provide pictures after the install. Thanks etrailer staff I appreciate all the info and great products. Keep it up. Neil Borne 231819



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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


Fast delivery. Easy to install. Had all of the pieces I needed to by-pass radiator cooling of transmission in my Nissan Frontier 398886



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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


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



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I received the cooler on time and in fine condition. The factory box was well packed and all items were enclosed. I mounted the cooler using flat aluminum bar stock so I could leave a one inch space between the cooler and the front of the A/C condenser as I feel this will give me maximum transmission oil cooling. I used this product to replace a tube and fin cooler which was not doing the job even when not towing my trailers. I have not towed with this cooler yet but due to its construction I feel it will greatly reduce my transmission oil temperatures. Walt 9-22-2018 567912



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Installed this on my 04 denali xl. Took me about an hour. I bolted mine on instead of using the zip ties. It is the right size to fit between the grill and the condenser. Right next to the tiny factory installed cooler that doesnt get any air because of the huge gmc logo. I installed mine in line with the factory cooler. It keeps the tranny dramatically cooler when towing. It is an inexpensive tranny saver. Etrailer has a great how to video that works for almost all the 02 to 07 yukon and suburbans. Dont forget the fitting adapter that fits into the cooler. 565715



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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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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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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


Easy to install and cools trans. About six to ten degrees. 141746


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Great,great

Hamilton e - 07/17/2015

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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


Just installed this today on 2007 Honda Odyssey. JUST enough hose. Enough hose clamps if you reuse the factory ones on the trans connections. Did not need to take the bumper or bumper cover off, just the grill, and top and bottom covers. However, this makes it very difficult to get those zip rods attached. It was possible, but I had to get my tiny wife to fit her hands down there for the bottom ones. Now, lets see if it will save my tranny when I start towing 3500 lbs for 2 months and 4000 miles... will have to report back then and give a real rating then. 251259



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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


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



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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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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


Purchased this product for my 2013 Nissan SV as was pulling a 23 ft RV on a 6500 mile out west trip from Fl. to NY, via Grand Canyon, Yellow Stone NP, and Mt. Rushmore. Had some 7% & 8% Mts. to climb, so put extra cooler on as protection. Granted, this was a second cooler, but for the money, figured well worth it. The whole trip went absolutely problem free. Trans. never got above normal operating temp. Sooooooo--for my money, this product performed better than i presumed it would. If your not sure if you need it, for the cost, but it anyway. Installation very simple, and results speak for themselves. 468695



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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


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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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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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


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



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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


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


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

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

-- comment by: mike - 06/18/2015

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

-- comment by: Evan P - 03/26/2016

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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


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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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


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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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


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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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


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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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


Product was just as expcted but I did not care for the mounting so I made my own mount, two bars across the bracket that holds the hood release.This centered the unit near the bottom, for the connections the new hose reached a hose between two steel lines from the outlet of the factory cooler. I bought two 3/8 barbed couplings and 4 more hose clamps I cut the factory hose and series the unit to these hoses a few tyraps to stop chafing and i was done. 73520



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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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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


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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I ordered several items, they all were shipped very quickly, no damage, packaged well. And they review products that will fit, so no worry about finding item does not fit. Prices are very reasonable, and name brands. 200451


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Still working just fine. Temp. went down to 180 range where it is suppose to be when towing.

Charlie - 06/03/2016

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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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install was easy with a little bit of mechanical knowledge and i was surprised at how quickly i recieved it in the mail. just 2 days with standard shipping. ive only had it on my truck a few days but it seems to work just fine. 57309



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Great product! It was very easy to install and the shipping was pretty fast. Make sure to buy any adapters needed, it will make the install easier. I will definitely be a returning customer and recommend to others. Thanks! 16684


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I have a 2010 Silverado 4x4 with a 6speed auto trans. I load it with a 3000 bl. cab over camper and take on the Sierra Nevadas a lot. Trans temp is very important to me as a former GM certified automatic transmission technician. For two week prion to installing this cooler I documented my trans temp reading under different driving conditions and ambient temperatures. Trans ran consistently between 180 to 210 degrees with no load in the bed. After installing this cooler and driving it under the same conditions as before, I have a clear in temp by 40 degrees. I also notice that if temp goes up from climbing a large grade, it s back down MUCH faster. A lot of these reviews talk about how easy it was to install the cooler... I would like to stress how well it works!!

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thank you for the data.

-- comment by: dave - 01/17/2014

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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


Easy to install. Looks great. Waiting to see how much cooler she runs. 180068



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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


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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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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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


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


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where is the cooler on a 1994 eagle vision

-- comment by: Irvin - 10/03/2014

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

-- Patrick B - 10/3/2014


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Review from a similar Derale Series 8000 in Transmission Coolers


ETrailer was extremely helpful in arranging an exchange on a trailer wiring harness that was ordered in error and processing the order for the Derale Transmission cooler kit. The installation went smoothly, although I did dock the rating one star because the inside diameter of the hose supplied is "extremely" tight fit to get over the barb on the Honda Odyssey trans cooler fitting on the radiator. One year after the purchase and installation of the Derale 8000 we have towed a total of 6,000 miles towing a Livin Lite 13QBB cabin trailer. No transmission issues and no leaks of any kind. I will be changing the transmission fluid in preparation for the upcoming summer travels and plan on doing that as an annual service. I highly recommend the Derale 8000 kit, although you may want to check the hose inside diameter against your OEM fittings and purchase appropriate hosing that is easier fit. 494211



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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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  • Which Transmission Cooler is Recommended for a Nissan Frontier with 6,500 Pound Towing Capacity
  • The best way to decide which class cooler you need is to take a look at what you will be towing and where. If you will be towing a light load, less than 2,000 pounds, in flat driving conditions, your vehicle will do fine with a Class I. If you will be towing 6,000 pound load through some hills, I would use the Class III cooler. I prefer the 8000 and 9000 series. They are built a little heavier and are more resilient. The 7000 series are built a little lighter and can be damaged more...
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  • Recommended Transmission Coolers for a 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty 7.3 Liter V-8
  • Transmission coolers are not vehicle specific, but there are some that are recommended for your 2001 Ford F-250. The Derale, # D13502 is one of them. Basically, regardless of a super cool feature, you will need to choose a transmission cooler based on where you can mount it. The most efficient place is between the grille and AC condenser core(position A on the picture to the right). The second most efficient place is between the condenser and radiator(position B). In this position, it...
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  • Transmission and Power Steering Cooler Options for a 2006 Honda Pilot Towing 1520 Pound Trailer
  • It is always recommended to follow the instructions of the manufacturer, in this case Honda, but adding a transmission cooler and power steering cooler is always a good idea. When towing, the added weight puts more stress and strain on the transmission and power steering components. Adding coolers will extend the life of these components by keeping them at their optimum operating temperature. For your 2006 Honda Pilot and the trailer and ATVs you plan to carry, I recommend going with...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation and Installation Instructions for a 2007 Jeep JK 3.8 Liter
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, item # D13501, is a Class II efficient transmission cooler and would definitely help the transmission on your JK, but since you are towing 2,000 pounds I would recommend a bit larger Class III cooler like the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, item # D13503. You cannot cool transmission fluid too much, so the Class III cooler will provide better cooling when towing and will be good for the transmission around...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2013 Nissan Frontier
  • A lot of vehicles have external transmission coolers similar to the Derale Transmission Cooler # D13501 that you referenced. Some of these coolers are adequate for towing whereas others do not keep the fluid cool enough. My understanding is that there are two transmission coolers on your 2013 Nissan Frontier. One larger one integrated into the radiator and a smaller one downstream of that one. What we often recommend is installing a larger auxiliary cooler downstream of the cooler...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Towing a 2000 lb Snowmobile Trailer
  • The Derale Transmission Cooler, item # D13502, will be the correct cooler for your 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4door 4x4. This cooler will install in front of the vehicles radiator and air conditioning condenser and is 11 inches Wide x 7-1/4 inches tall x 7/8 inches deep. You should measure to make sure that there is room to install the cooler in this position before you order, but there should not be a problem. You will need to determine how the cooler lines will splice into the transmission...
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  • Where to Mount the Derale Dual-Pass Heat Sink Transmission Cooler and How Does It Compare
  • The heat sink coolers like the Derale Dual-Pass Heat Sink Transmission Cooler, item # D13266, do not perform nearly as well as the traditional style coolers. These coolers have a single large cavity and do not force the liquid through a number of small cavities as a tube or plate and fin style cooler would. In comparison the heat sink style would not perform as well as the smallest plate and fin style transmission cooler. For your Town Car I would recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin...
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  • Transmission Cooler for Kia Sedona Towing 2500 lb Pop-Up Camper
  • A transmission cooler is not a vehicle specific item. Since the best spot to install a cooler is directly behind the grille, in front of the radiator and A/C compressor, we recommend choosing the largest cooler that will fit in that area. The cooler measures 11 inches long by 5-3/4 inches tall by 7/8 inches tall, if you have the appropriate amount of space right behind your grille, this cooler would be an excellent choice. Be sure that the weight of the fully loaded camper does not exceed...
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  • Transmission Cooler Installation Tips for a 2007 Toyota Tacoma
  • Orientation of the inlet and outlet ports does not matter, and it does not matter which line goes where. Your best bet is to figure out the best mounting situation for the easiest connection to your vehicles transmission fluid return line. If you can mount the cooler with the inlet and outlet ports up you will get slightly better cooling performance, but testing has shown that there is only a difference of 2 or 3 degrees from any other position. Transmission coolers are straight flow...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendations for 2005 Pontiac Vibe
  • A transmission cooler is not a vehicle-specific item, it can be installed on just about any vehicle that has an automatic transmission. The best and most efficient place to install a cooler is directly behind the vehicle grille, in front of the radiator and A/C condenser. You'll want to choose the largest cooler that will fit in the space available. The cooler will tap into the return line from the radiator to the transmission, as shown in the help articles I've linked to. If you...
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  • Recommended Transmission Coolers for 2012 Chevy Traverse Pulling 3700 lb Camper
  • Towing in mountainous areas can be hard on a transmission, so installing a cooler is an inexpensive way to provide protection. The most efficient place to install a transmission cooler is directly behind the grille, in front of the radiator and A/C condenser. We recommend measuring the available space in this area, and then choosing the largest transmission cooler that will fit. The # D13501 is a great choice, but if you have the available space, I would go with the # D13502 which measures...
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  • Locating Transmission Return Line From Radiator on 2007 Pontiac Vibe
  • The best way to determine which transmission line is the supply and which is the return line is to start the cold motor. Place the transmission in drive for 10 seconds, and return it to Park. Turn off the motor and feel both transmission lines where they exit the radiator. The cooler of the two lines will be your return line. As the diagram I provided shows, you are correct about the desired routing of the transmission fluid. Or, you could do it the easy way and use a no-touch infrared...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendations for a 2011 Toyota Corolla
  • Both the Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, # D13611 and the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit , # D13501, would be a great choice for your 2011 Toyota Corolla. The general rule is that transmission fluid cannot be cooled too much, so using the largest cooler that will fit is a good idea, especially if towing. The only reason not to add the largest cooler possible, would be if you live in very cold climates where temperatures are below 0 degrees...
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  • Recommended Towing Package for a 2011 Mazda 3 Sedan
  • We have everything you are looking for, but I must warn you that Mazda does not recommend towing with this vehicle, so you would be doing so at your own risk. The other complication is that there is no stated towing capacity for your vehicle because it is not recommended for towing. You will want to be very careful if you choose to tow. For a trailer hitch I recommend the Draw-Tite Class I Hitch # 24842. This hitch as a Gross Trailer Weight Capacity of 2,000 lbs. and a Tongue Weight...
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  • Transmission Cooler and Install for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma
  • Transmission cooler installs are all basically the same. If you check out the install video I attached you will see the # D13501 being installed on a vehicle that will give you the general idea how it would install on your 2013 Toyota Tacoma. Basically you will want to run the return line of your factory transmission cooler to the cooler and then finally back to your transmission. You will want to mount the cooler itself in front of the AC condenser/radiator as well. I attached a...
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  • Does a 2013 Nissan Frontier 2WD Need a Lube Pump for Flat Towing
  • According to a copy of a Nissan Frontier owners manual that I was able to find on-line, flat towing is only recommended for manual transmission version of this vehicle. If you have an automatic transmission Nissan requires that a vehicle dolly be used for towing your 2013 Nissan Frontier. Please double check your owners manual and confirm that your specific vehicle is capable of flat towing. I assume by transmission pump you are referring to a lube pump. A lube pump is used while 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 for 2003 Pontiac Vibe
  • When we set up the fit guides for the transmission coolers, we attempted to cover the most popular vehicles that would use a cooler. For your Vibe, the Derale Series 8000 Class II Transmission Cooler, part # D13501 would be your best choice. You want to install the aftermarket cooler so that the transmission fluid flows from the transmission to the OEM cooler to the aftermarket cooler back to the transmission. We have an installation video that will give you an idea of how the install...
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  • Transmission Cooler and Engine Oil Cooler Recommendations for a 2008 Chevy Express Van, 4.8 Liter V8
  • Transmission coolers are not vehicle specific, but there are ones that are recommended for certain engine sizes. What I did was look up the recommended coolers for the 4.8 liter engine for the 2008 Silverado to get an idea of what we recommend for that engine size. The most popular cooler for the 4.8 is the Derale Transmission Cooler, # D13502, and GM fitting, # D13035. The cooler is listed for a load of up to 3,500 pounds. Before deciding on a cooler though it will be a good idea to...
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