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Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit - Class IV - Economy

Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit - Class IV - Economy

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2016 Ford F-150 - Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit - Class IV - Economy

  • Tube-Fin Cooler
  • Class IV
  • With 11/32 Inch Hose Barb Inlets
  • Derale
  • 15-1/4W x 10T x 3/4D Inch
  • Standard Mount

15-1/4" Wide x 10" tall x 3/4" deep, reliable, all-aluminum tube-and-fin cooler extends the life and improves overall functioning of your Ford F-150's transmission.


Features:

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


Specs:

  • Inlets: 11/32" hose barb
  • Overall dimensions: 15-1/4" wide x 10" tall x 3/4" deep
  • Core width: 12-1/4"
  • Distance between inlets: 8-3/4"
  • 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.


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

Dimensions

Replaces HH41014



12904 Derale Dyno-Cool Aluminum Tube and Fin Cooler with Installation Kit

Item # D12904

Installation Details D12904 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Derale Dyno-Cool Transmission Cooler Installation - 2006 GMC Savanna Van

Today on our 2006 GMC Savana Van, we'll be installing the Derale Dyno-Cool Thin Tube Transmission Cooler kit, part number D12904. Now to begin our install, we've already gone ahead and raised the hood and we're going to remove the front grille so that we can mount our cooler. To remove the front grille, there are two fasteners here at the top. We'll also need to pop the corners free and this will be fascia that runs all the way over to the fender and around the front blinker. Now to remove the front fascia here at the corners, we'll need to pull the blinker assembly out and remove the fastener behind it. To pull the blinker assembly out, there's a gray snap fastener that secures it in the corner. Using a flat blade screwdriver or a plastic pry bar, we can pull the taillight assembly out.

Remove the electrical connectors by pulling back on the locking tab and removing the wiring from the blinker assembly. We'll now set it aside and remove the fastener. Now with all our fasteners out here on the driver's side, we'll move over to the passenger's side and repeat the same process. Now with our grille removed, we'll go ahead and remove the coolant reservoir. To remove the reservoir, we'll need to disconnect the overflow hose from the radiator and the fastener that's secured to the front core support. First, let's take our hose off.

We're going to use a flat blade screwdriver to assist and we'll go ahead and tuck it up so we can hold onto the remaining coolant. Now we'll go ahead and pull the fastener out of the reservoir tank. With our fastener out, we'll go ahead and remove the coolant reservoir. We've got the overflow hose. You can see the two front pieces will slide out from underneath the front cowling. Now with the reservoir tank out of our way, we can go ahead and identify our transmission coolant lines as they come from the transmission and go to the radiator.

Here's the upper and lower lines. Now for this application, we're going to use the top transmission line going into the radiator. Now we've identified the line we're going to use, we'll need to go ahead and mount the cooler. To mount the cooler, we're going to use the Derale Performance Universal Mounting kit, part number D13002, with that will come the brackets and self-tappers to assist us in mounting our new cooler. The cooler will sit here in front of the A/C condenser. We'll run a bracket off of each corner.

This particular bracket will run from the new cooler to the condenser bracket where we can secure it with the self-tapping screw. Now before we mount the cooler, we want to go ahead and install the new cooler hoses onto the ends of the new cooler. To do that, we're going to use assistance of some of the transmission fluid as lubricant and we'll put it on the end of the transmission fitting, the hose will slide on easier. Now to get our hose onto the end of the transmission fitting, we'll simply slide it on and then rotate it to help slide it in place. Then once we have it in position, we'll go ahead and take one of the worm gear clamps provided with the install kit, slide it onto the end of the hose and into position. Once in place, we'll go ahead and tighten it down. Now we'll go ahead and repeat the same process for our other hose and fitting. Again, as we get our hose into position, we'll go ahead and slide our clamp on, slide it into place and tighten it down. Now we're ready to start mounting the new cooler. We're going to pre-install the lower passenger's side bracket directly to the cooler flange. Now with the bracket pre-installed, we'll bring it to the vehicle and we'll double check our height. Now to secure our cooler, we're going to use the universal mounting kit and the self-threading screws. With our lower bracket in place holding the cooler, we'll now go ahead and install the upper bracket. Now for the two towards the center or driver's side, we can attach them to the cooler and then to the support bracket that goes down the middle of the radiator. Now with our mounting fasteners secured, we can see we have the excess from our brackets, using a pair of tin snips we can trim off the excess. We'll go ahead and take the hoses, route through the pre-cutout around the radiator and behind the headlight here on the passenger's side, around our hoses into the engine bay. Once they're in the engine compartment, we'll go ahead and set them aside as we'll need to disconnect the manufacturer's transmission cooler line from the radiator. To do that, we'll pull back on the plastic cover and then remove the small C-clip that holds the line into the fitting of the radiator, being careful not to lose it. Once we have the C-clip out of the way, we can remove the line from the radiator and install the new Derale GM Radiator Adaptor, part number D13035. Now before I remove the manufacturer's line from the radiator, I'm going to go ahead and route the hose so that I can trim to length now. We'll do a gentle sweeping arc back to the radiator fitting. I'll mark the hose and go ahead and trim my line. Next, I'll go ahead and install the new fitting onto the new hose. Once again, we'll use some transmission fluid as lubricant to help slide the fitting into place. Then once we have them positioned, we'll go ahead and install our clamp and tighten it down. Now that we've got our line cut to fit and our quick fitting installed on the line, we'll set aside as we'll need to remove the transmission line from the radiator. We'll pull the transmission line out and remove the clip cap. We'll take our new hose and the fitting, install the cap onto our new fitting and then the fitting into the radiator. Once it's in place, we can reinstall the clip. With the clip back in place, it holds the line into the radiator, we'll reinstall the black cap. Next we'll take our second hose that we ran from the new cooler, route it to the manufacturer's line and then cut to fit. Using a pair of tin snips, we can just trim the line. Then we'll slide our hose clamp onto the new hose and the new hose onto the manufacturer's line. Now with our new hose onto the manufacturer's line, we'll slide our clamp into place and tighten it down. Once we have our connections made, we just going to use some zip ties to secure our line as necessary. Once we have it secured, we'll go ahead and cut off the excess from the zip ties to clean up our install look. Now with our cooler installed, secured and tighten down, we'll go ahead and reinstall the overflow coolant bottle. Once we have our overflow reservoir reinstalled, we recommend to go ahead and start up the vehicle bringing it up to operating temperature and check for leaks. Once you've verified that there are no leaks, we're ready to reinstall the front grille. Now with everything reinstalled, we're ready to hit the road. That does it for the install of the Derale Dyno-Cool Tube Thin Transmission Cooler kit, part number D12904, for our 2006 GMC Savana Van. .


Customer Reviews

Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit - Class IV - Economy - D12904

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (89 Customer Reviews)

15-1/4" Wide x 10" tall x 3/4" deep, reliable, all-aluminum tube-and-fin cooler extends the life and improves overall functioning of your vehicle's transmission.

- D12904
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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche

works well, wouldn't buy one any smaller than this one. 529302


Comments
No issues, good product, thanks etrailer.
Doug - 07/02/2019

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2006 Chevrolet Avalanche

Super easy install. With the installation video on Youtube it took out any of the guess work. The hose could stand to be about 3" - 5" longer if you are going to center in the A frame of an older chevy grill (I have an 06 Avalanche. I had to offset to the passenger side to use the supplied hoses) But, you can get a longer hose easy enough. Just ran over the pass and back and no leaks. Looks good so far! 377410



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Chevrolet

This is a customer service review not a product review. Leeza J. was very helpful in helping me get everything needed for adding a secondary transmission cooler to my Chevy truck. I ordered 3 different items and the one item was not in stock and I was promised that I would be notified when it arrived. I was notified that the item was in stock 2 days later and I received the package a few days after that. Very good service that impressed me. 377288



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2004 Chevrolet Silverado

Fast Shipping Customer Service is Great. They sent me a list of everything I needed. 615223



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1979 Ford Ranchero

easy installation & works great, good v alue. 408825



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2008 Nissan Titan

i put this unit in my 2008 NIssan Titan pickup. we are going to take a 9000 mile trip this summer pulling a 27 ft HI Lo camper. The instructions were very generic. specific unit instructions would be very helpful. the grill was difficult to get out until i found a Youtube video for that. the hose provided was to short, so I made a run to the parts store. the unit appears to be well made. 368894


Comments
we used the cooler in my 08 Titan. we pulled a 27 ft travel trailer thru 28 states and never had any issues
Jim K - 04/19/2018

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Everthing as described. From ordering to the home delivery, I was informed every step of the way Good old fashion Americian business! The way it should be done. You guys set the bar high when doing buisness! Thanks a million! 366272



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1999 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty

Exactly what I ordered. Quick shipping and all parts needed for installation included! Always easy to find what I need at E-Trailer! 251802



- D12904
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We're an independent auto and truck repair parts were delivered promptly. Seem to be good quality and fit great on our customers unit thanks.. 241851



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WOW, My order came fast, I'll be shopping with them again! 212935



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2002 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

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



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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup

Fast shipping, good price!!! Thank you 29941



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



- D12906
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Review from a similar Dyno-Cool in Transmission Coolers


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


Comments
Best thing iv ever invested in an at a great price
Ron - 05/13/2015

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- D12906
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Review from a similar Dyno-Cool in Transmission Coolers


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



- D12906
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Review from a similar Dyno-Cool in Transmission Coolers


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



- D12901
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Review from a similar Dyno-Cool in Transmission Coolers


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



- D12903
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Review from a similar Dyno-Cool in Transmission Coolers


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


Comments
What is the rated towing weight for a 1999 Honda CR-V? Does a trannie cooler install fairly easily on the Honda CR-Vs? What is the most effective mounting location for the finned cooler? How does the addition of a trannie cooler effect the volume of fluid and fluid level reading on the dip stick? Thanks for your time and expertise.
-- comment by: Robb B - 10/22/2013

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

-- Patrick B - 10/23/2013


- D12906
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Review from a similar Dyno-Cool in Transmission Coolers


I ordered this cooler for my daughter's 2012 Nissan Rogue to fix CVT transmission heating up causing it to into limp mode. When I got ready to install, I found there was no place to connect the hoses to the transmission. The vehicle only had the direct "bee hive" cooler. Install was delayed while waiting to get a "4 tube bee hive" from a different supplier for an additional $114. 551625



- D12901
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Review from a similar Dyno-Cool in Transmission Coolers


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



- D12906
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Review from a similar Dyno-Cool in Transmission Coolers


Easy install, works great. Installed on a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I tow a 19' boat and haven't had any transmission issues since. 293582



- D12906
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Review from a similar Dyno-Cool in Transmission Coolers


I purchased this for my C6 Corvette A6 transmission. I did, however, bypass the radiator and only use the transmission cooler for the C6. I purchased and used the Derale Radiator Adapter fitting 259-13035 for both the top and bottom and just capped them off to keep debris out of the reservoir. I also had to make some custom mounting brackets. This is an excellent product and it keeps the tranny in a great temperature range. 552474



- D12901
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Review from a similar Dyno-Cool in Transmission Coolers


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



- D12906
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Review from a similar Dyno-Cool in Transmission Coolers


After one of use on a 2005 Honda Pilot, everything is holding up just fine. The one star less is because of the difficulty in installing it on this particular vehicle. Although this is a universal component, it is MUCH easier to install on pickup trucks. Best of luck with a brand new rubber hose going on with any sort of ease. 521316


Comments
Our installers typically use some transmission fluid to make installing the rubber hose on the Insta-dapt fitting easier.
-- Rachael H - 06/13/2018

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- D12906
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Review from a similar Dyno-Cool in Transmission Coolers


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


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