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  • Recommended 2011 Honda Odyssey Transmission Cooler And Thermostat
  • For your 2011 Honda Odyssey, the transmission cooler I recommend is the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class III - Efficient # D13503. This is a plate-fin cooler with furnace-brazed aluminum construction and 3/4 inch wide turbulator plates for more efficient cooling. I recommend Derale thermostat # D13011 with mounting bracket # D25793, and extra hose # D13016 for this installation. The thermostat will allow 90 percent of the fluid to bypass the...
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  • Recommended Parts to Help Towing Experience with 2013 Chevy Suburban
  • Adding a transmission cooler will go a long way towards extending the life of your Chevrolet Suburban's transmission, especially if you tow often or if the weight of your trailer is up near the vehicle's limits. An engine oil cooler is also a great idea to reduce oil temperatures while the vehicle is towing and under stress. This will help to prolong the life of the engine as well as improve its overall performance. For your 2013 Chevrolet Suburban I recommend taking a look at the Derale...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L V8 323 Cubic Inch Engine
  • For your 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, I think you are on the right track with the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13503 you asked this question from. It is 11" wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep. For your specific application, I recommend a plate-fin cooler like the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class IV - Efficient, # D13504. This plate-fin style provides increased surface area for the plates to cool faster. This transmission...
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  • Installation of Derale Transmission Cooler in 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • It is recommended to use the # D13504 in addition to the factory cooler on your Silverado. This will further help cool the transmission fluid. If you determine you will remove and replace, then you will need the adapter fitting # D13035. My recommendation if that is the case is to use the Derale Dyno-Cool Remote Cooler with Fan and Hose Barb Inlets # D12743. This will ensure you have proper cooling to protect your transmission with the integrated fan. Then you simply need to determine...
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  • What Is The Best Transmission Cooler For A 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The best transmission cooler for your 2012 Honda CR-V will be the largest cooler you have available space for behind the grill and in front of the radiator/condenser on your vehicle. Both the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13503 and the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13502 are excellent options designed to fit in the provided space on your vehicle. The differences between the coolers lie in its dimensions, as they are both...
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  • Is Transmission Cooler Needed for 2017 Honda Odyssey EX Towing 1100-lb Tent Trailer
  • The online edition of the owner's manual for the 2017 Honda Odyssey lists towing capacities on page 401, and these naturally vary depending on the passenger and cargo weight load in the vehicle. The rating are based on the Odyssey having a supplemental transmission fluid cooler installed. The maximum tow rating of 3500-lbs presumes only 2 passengers are in the vehicle. Even with 7 occupants the Odyssey still can tow 1450-lbs so given that most 8-foot tent trailers do not sleep too many...
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  • Available Class III Transmission Coolers for 2018 Ford F-150 with 2.7L V6 EcoBoost Engine
  • We offer transmission coolers for your 2018 Ford F-150 with 2.7L V6 EcoBoost engine at several different price points. All are displayed on the linked page. The Derale transmission cooler # D13503 is rated as a Class III cooler. They also offer a slightly smaller and less costly Class III model, part # D13502 and also the larger Class III model # D12903. A slightly less-efficient Class II cooler is offered, part # D12906. For best overall value and performance I recommend transmission...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 5.3 Liter
  • The general rule is to keep the transmission fluid at or below 200 degrees Fahrenheit. When towing, especially in the mountains and in summer time, the transmission fluid temperature can increase much higher so adding a supplemental cooler is a good idea. A supplemental cooler can decrease the temperature significantly due to more airflow to the fluid and more capacity (fluid) in the system. The most popular cooler for your 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 is # D13503. But if it were me...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Transmission Cooler for 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • Starting with the trailer hitch for your 2015 Honda Odyssey I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III # 75270 because of its robust capacities (4,500 pounds towing and 675 pounds of tongue weight) indicating a stronger unit along with its simple installation process that just requires lining up the hitch to existing holes in the Odyssey's frame. I have attached an installation video on the 2015 Odyssey that you can use for reference. Then for trailer wiring the Tekonsha T-One # 118521...
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  • Transmission Cooler for 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • It's definitely not abnormal for your transmission fluid to heat up while towing, especially when you're going up hills that force the truck to work a lot harder. To help with this adding a transmission cooler like you mentioned is a great idea. For your 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD I highly recommend the Derale Hyper-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit w/ Fan # D13960. This cooler will do a great job of improving the performance and function of your transmission with its reversible...
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  • What is Needed to Tow a Trailer With a 2008 Honda Odyssey?
  • So far you have Draw-Tite Hitch # 75270, a 4-way harness # 118438, brake controller install kit # ETBC7, Proidgy RF brake controller # 90250 and transmission cooler # D13503. This is a very good start in terms of what you need to tow with your 2008 Honda Odyssey. However, you were correct that you will need a ball mount, hitch ball and pin and clip. If you are going to be towing, I recommend checking out Ball Mount Kit # 989900, which may fulfill your towing needs in one tidy package;...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for a 2013 Chevy Tahoe
  • I have the perfect transmission cooler option for you. Generally speaking, the best transmission cooler to use would be the largest one you have available space for. The best place to install a transmission cooler is in front of the radiator/condenser behind the grill on your 2013 Chevy Tahoe. I recommend using the Derale 25-Row, High-Performance, Stacked-Plate Cooler part # D52508 because the plate and fin technology incorporated into this transmission cooler is far more efficient than...
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  • Best Transmission Cooler And Suspension Enhancements On A 2009 Chevrolet Suburban
  • Lets first start out my addressing the transmission temperatures on your 2009 Chevrolet Suburban. I have two options for you to consider. Both are transmission coolers, however, each are designed to mount in a separate location. If you find yourself frequently stopping in traffic, where airflow to the radiator is restricted, I recommend using a remote mount transmission cooler like the Derale Hyper-Cool Extreme Remote Cooler Assembly w/ Fan part # D15876 in addition to the Derale Remote...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler, Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2008 Honda Odyssey
  • Our available selection of transmission coolers are given class ratings simply to help customers select an appropriate model for their vehicle. Because we are in the towing industry, our customers are used to seeing these Class ratings for trailer hitches, so this is an easy way to alert a customer as to which cooler might be the most efficient for their towing needs. For example, if a customer has a Class I trailer hitch, they are not going to need the larger size and capability of a Class...
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  • Towing Setup for a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • According to my research, your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon has a max towing capacity of 1,000 lbs if the trailer does not have brakes or 2,700 lbs if the trailer does have brakes. You can improve the towing performance/efficiency of your vehicle with a transmission cooler like part # D13503 but you cannot increase it's capacity. The tongue weight rating of 200 lbs is correct but I cannot recommend you go over this. In order to set your Outback up for towing a trailer with brakes you will...
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  • Installing the Derale Series 8000 Kit # D13504 on a 2008 GMC Acadia SLT2 V6
  • When installing the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13504 on your 2008 GMC Acadia SLT2 V6 there really is no "correct" way to orient the cooler as it can be mounted with the ports being up, down, left, or right as you mentioned. I have attached the installation instructions for you to check out, but for the hose connections you will need to do the following: 1. Disconnect the return transmission cooler line from the radiator. 2. Take the supplied Insta-dapt...
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  • Derale Remote-Positioned Transmission Cooler for 2012 Chevrolet Suburban 5.3L 4WD
  • A supplementary transmission cooler is an excellent addition to almost any towing vehicle and we have options for your 2012 Chevrolet Suburban 5.3L. If you have the specific transmission model 4L80E in your Suburban you can use pan-style cooler # D14207 from Derale. The benefit of a bolt-on pan cooler is that you actually add fluid capacity to your transmission system. This item does not simply radiate away heat like # D13503; it both radiates heat away and cools additionally by letting...
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  • Recommended Supplemental Transmission Cooler for 2011 Chevy Tahoe with Factory Cooler
  • Adding a supplemental cooler to your factory transmission cooler is what is recommended in most cases because the factory cooler is most likely working fine and adding a secondary cooler in line will just assist in the cooling already taking place. I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets # D13503 for a good option, but the # D13403 is an even better and more efficient option. For either installation, you will want the Derale Snap-In Radiator...
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  • Installing A Transmission Cooler On A 2017 Honda Pilot
  • I called my contact at Derale Performance and they stated that they are not aware of any required software updates though they do recommend adding an additional 5-10 oz. of transmission fluid to the system. To be certain, I recommend asking your local Honda dealer if firmware adjustments are necessary. For a transmission cooler that will work with your 2017 Honda Pilot, I recommending using Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets part # D13503 as this is the...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2007 GMC Yukon Denali
  • The transmission cooler part # D13504 would be exactly what you need. This is a large cooler that would work well for your 2007 GMC Yukon Denali. I attached an install video that shows it being installed in a very similar 2009 Yukon as yours. Your engine temperature doesn't really seem that bad at all. But the transmission cooler will help slightly with that since it will allow the factory transmission cooler to run cooler as well which is connected to the radiator. Also the transmission...
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  • How Difficult is it to Install a Transmission Cooler on a 2012 Ford F-150
  • Transmission coolers are fairly simple to install requiring just a bit of mechanical aptitude and some basic tools. If I had to rate the process on a scale from 1 to 10 with 1 being easy and 10 being hard, I would have to say about a 5. I have attached an install video for you. The process to install the cooler will not be the same as the attached video for your truck but very similar as the process will only differ slightly. As long as you have 11" wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep of space...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For A 2013 Ford Expedition XLT
  • You are correct in that towing a trailer over 6,000 lbs. with your 2013 Ford Expedition XLT will require you to have the factory equipped heavy duty tow package, according to the vehicles owners manual. The factory equipped heavy duty towing package came with additional towing supplements such as a 7-way wiring harness, auxiliary transmission cooler, electric brake wiring kit, and a trailer brake controller. No, the Expeditions without the heavy duty factory towing packages did not come...
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  • Can Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler Fit 2015 Chevy traverse
  • The Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler with Multiple Threads # D15902 that you referenced is compatible with your 2015 Chevy Traverse as it comes with several oil filter thread fittings which one of will work on your Traverse with a 3.6 liter engine. The transmission cooler side is even more universal and would also easily fit.
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  • Recommended Engine Oil Cooler for 2013 Honda Odyssey
  • For your 2013 Honda Odyssey I would recommend the Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler # D15902 because it's both an engine oiler cooler and transmission cooler in one. This way you can prolong the life and performance of both of them without having to install two coolers. This cooler also includes multiple sleeve nuts with different thread sizes so you that you can find the right fit for your van. Another option is the Derale Econo-Cool Combo Engine and Transmission...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2009 Chevy Suburban with 5.3L Engine
  • For your 2009 Chevrolet Suburban with a 5.3L engine, you can still install any transmission cooler that will fit in the available space between the grille and A/C condenser. Transmission coolers are not vehicle-specific, so any cooler for which you have the proper mounting space can be installed as long as the transmission has external lines to allow you to tap into the system. I recommend taking a look at the Derale Transmission Cooler # D13503. This is an excellent and efficient heat...
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  • Comparing the Derale 7000 and 8000 Series Coolers for a 2000 F-250 with the 7.3L V8 Diesel Engine
  • The Derale Series 7000 Transmission Cooler Kits like part # D13105 has a tube-fin design whereas the Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler Kits like part # D13503 has a plate-fin design. The plate-fin design is superior to the tube-fin design in that it has internal turbulators to help the oil cool faster and prevent pressure loss. For your 2000 Ford F-250 with the 7.3L V8 Diesel Engine, I recommend using the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13504 which...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2017 Toyota RAV4
  • I wish I could say yes, but your Rav4 uses a cartridge style oil filter that the # D15902 won't work with. I wish we had a similar setup that works with your style of oil filter but we do not. For just a transmission cooler though we have the Derale part # D13503 that would work well. Typically engine oil filters aren't needed or recommended for newer vehicles anyway. In most cases the cooling system for the engine is more than adequate and the oil coolers only end up lowering oil pressure...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2012 GMC Yukon
  • The Flex-a-Lite FLX4126 will work for your 2012 GMC Yukon and comes with the necessary parts needed for installation, though there is a better option I recommend you. The Derale # D13504 is a plate-and-fin style cooler, which is a more efficient option than the tube-and-fin style that the Flex-a-lite is. The difference is that the plate-and-fin style cools better because smaller and flatter plates allow more fluid to be cooled. Additionally, the bigger the transmission cooler the better,...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for a 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 with the 6.2L V8 Engine
  • I spoke to my contact at Derale about adding a transmission cooler to your 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 with the 6.2L V8 engine and they informed me that there should be no problem using one so long as you install it after the factory transmission cooler. I cannot confirm what your truck was or was not equipped with but its sounds like you are referring to a bypass function that reroutes the transmission fluid from the cooler until it reaches a certain temperature. Unfortunately, there would...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2012 Toyota RAV4
  • For your 2012 Toyota RAV4 the Derale cooler part # D12906 would be a great option. We normally recommend going with the largest cooler that will fit in front of the radiator. In the case of this cooler it measures 13" Wide x 7-1/2" tall x 3/4" so you would need to measure the available room you have. A more efficient cooler that's a bit smaller is the part # D13503 which measures 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep.
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  • Best Transmission Cooler for a 2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD with 6.0L V8 Engine
  • For your 2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD with the 6.0L V8 engine, I highly recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13504. This 8000 series cooler measures 11" wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep which will be a good fit for your truck. You can expect temperature drops anywhere from 20-30 degrees fahrenheit while using this cooler which will dramatically increase the life of your transmission. Installation is very simple as you can see in the attached video but you will...
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  • Recommended Items To Make 2018 Toyota Sienna Tow Ready
  • Yes, if you are going with the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76112, add a transmission cooling is always a plus to preserve the life of your vehicle. I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13502. This is 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. The overall dimensions are 11" wide...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 2013 Chevy Traverse
  • For your 2013 Chevy Traverse, I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class IV - Efficient # D13504. This transmission cooler will work very well for your application and will simply connect between your radiator and transmission return line to further cool the fluid. I recommend using the Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting for GM # D13035 to make this connection to your radiator easier with this manufacturer specific fitting. The...
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  • 2015 Ford Explorer Transmission Cooler Recommendation
  • If your 2015 Ford Explorer has any of the V6 engines available it will have a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. Your Class III hitch like the Draw Tite # 76034 should have capacities that are right at the same capacity. For a transmission cooler you would want the Derale part # D13503 which would work well in your Explorer.
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for a 2013 GMC Sierra 5.3L
  • I do have a transmission cooler option for you but they do not make a transmission pan for your 2013 GMC Sierra 5.3L at this time. As transmission pan coolers are typically not the most efficient coolers anyway I recommend using the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13504. The Derale 8000 is one of the largest most efficient plate and fin coolers we have for your vehicle and will provide your transmission with around 10-20 degrees of temperature drop depending...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for a 2007 Cadillac Escalade
  • The great news is that we do have transmission coolers to help you out. You will have to do some measuring in your engine though to see what will fit. Transmission coolers are universal fit so there is no "exact" fit for your 2007 Cadillac Escalade with a 6.2L V8 Engine. There is a little more into selecting the best transmission cooler than what the size of it is. I am attaching a helpful article that goes over the different kinds of coolers and what their advantages are. One of...
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  • Best Available Transmission Cooler For A 2012 GMC Yukon
  • It is certainly possible for you to add an additional transmission cooler to your factory OEM cooler. In most cases, the best cooler for your application will prove to be the largest available that will fit in the designated space. Fortunately, you have a good amount of room to mount an even larger cooler in front of the radiator behind the grill. The most efficient cooler for you vehicle would be the Derale Transmission Coolers part # D13504. You will also need the Yukon Hose adapter...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 5.3 liter V8
  • You currently are in a pretty safe zone for your transmission temperature. But if you wanted to maximize the life of your transmission going with a supplemental cooler like the Derale part # D13504 would be a great option. You'll want to install this cooler after your factory cooler and you'll get the best cooling capabilities. For an adapter fitting to make the process easier you'd want the part # D13035. You'll use your existing lines plus the rubber lines that come with the cooler kit.
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for a 2004 Honda Pilot and 2006 Chevy Avalanche
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit would be more than enough for your 2004 Honda Pilot and 2006 Chevy Avalanche. For your Pilot I recommend using part # D13503 which is 11" wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep and for your Avalanche I recommend using part # D13504 which is slightly larger at 11" wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep. Either of these options will work well for you and provide your vehicle with adequate transmission fluid cooling. However, in order to install a...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For Chevy Silverado 1500 With 4.8L Engine And Tow Package
  • The regular transmission temperature on your 2012 Chevy Silverado seems a little high and it is a concern it jumps that much with such a light trailer load without an extreme grade. I recommend you install a transmission cooler to bring this temp down for towing. The best transmission cooler for you is the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class III - Efficient # D13503. This cooler has furnace-brazed aluminum construction and 3/4 inch wide turbulator...
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  • Recommended Frame Rail Transmission Cooler for 2005 Dodge Ram
  • The Derale 20" Dual-Pass Heat Sink Transmission Cooler # D13265 you asked about is not the largest. The largest frame rail cooler we have is the Derale 26" Heat Sink Dual-Pass Transmission Cooler # D13266 which is 26-1/4" long x 2-3/16" wide x 3-1/4" tall. We also have a single pass # D13256 with these same dimensions. The dual-pass will provide more cooling. Although it is technically possible to cool the transmission fluid too much, that would only ever be an issue in extremely...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2019 Toyota Sienna
  • The transmission cooler I recommend for your 2019 Toyota Sienna is the Derale cooler part # D13503 because it is a plate fin cooler that measures 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep. Plate fin coolers are very efficient and the size of this means it will do a great job as the larger the cooler the better job it does. I attached an install video for this cooler for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 5.3L Silverado 1500 Towing 5K Travel Trailer in Mountains
  • Since transmission coolers are not really vehicle-specific you are free to use as large and efficient a cooler as you have space to mount one. Generally the best mounting point for a passive cooler is right in front of the AC condenser where the cooler will receive maximum air flow for best cooling. Lots of helpful general information can be found in the two linked articles concerning transmission coolers. All coolers recommended for your 5.3L 1500 are shown on the linked page. You...
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  • Recommended Transmission and Power Steering Cooler for 2007 Honda Pilot
  • I have not heard of that being done but it absolutely could work. What I would instead recommend is keeping your current transmission cooler and adding the Derale Electra-Cool Combo Engine and Transmission Cooler Assembly w/ Fan, -8 AN Inlets - 8 Pass # D15200 to use as an additional transmission cooler and a power steering cooler. This kit comes with the barb fittings to make the installation easy. You may also be interested in the Derale Single-Hose Transmission Cooler Installation...
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  • Does Transmission Cooler Install for 2004 Ford F-150 Require Hose Fittings
  • You will want to use the hose fittings part # D13024 and # D13025 when installing the transmission cooler part # D12903 on your 2004 Ford F-150. They will make the process much easier and allow you to not have to cut and flare any hard lines.
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  • 2005 Toyota Highlander Brake Controller and Install Recommendation
  • You can install a brake controller in your 2005 Toyota Highlander, but there isn't a plug-in harness available for your vehicle since it does not come pre-wired for a controller like some vehicles do. You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 118413. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part #...
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  • Can I Replace The Factory Transmission Cooler on a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado
  • In regards to your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, if you will be removing the auxiliary transmission cooler then I recommend using the Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13614 to replace it. This cooler measures 11" wide x 11-3/8" tall x 1-1/4" deep which you should have plenty of space for. In general we recommend that you install the supplemental transmission cooler in-line the factory transmission cooler (in radiator) and the auxiliary transmission cooler (behind...
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  • Recommended Engine Oil and Transmission Cooler for a 2010 GMC Yukon Denali AWD
  • The Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler part # D15902 would be the best option for your 2010 GMC Yukon Denali AWD because the Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler for GM Applications part # D15903 does not come with the correct oil filter thread adapter you need which is a 22 mm x 1.5 mm. The Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler part # D15902 does come with the 22 mm x 1.5 mm oil filter thread adapter you need. The only other thing you...
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  • How Much Transmission Fluid Will the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13503 Need
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13503 for your 2016 Honda Pilot EX-L will hold about 5-1/2 to 6 ounces of transmission fluid. This will vary not only by the length of hose you use, like you mentioned, but also how much fluid is lost during the installation. Just be sure you have a little over 6 ounces and you should be good to go. Attached is an installation video of this cooler on a 2016 Pilot that you can reference.
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  • Recommended Transmission Fluid and Engine Oil Cooler for a 2013 Chevrolet Express Van 3500
  • I have exactly what you will need to keep both the engine oil and transmission fluid cool in your 2013 Chevrolet Express Van 3500 but a remote cooler will not be necessary. Instead, I recommend using the Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler part # D15902. As long as you have at least 17" wide x 12-1/2" tall x 3/4" deep of space to mount the cooler behind your grille and in front of your radiator/condenser then it will work well for you. You can expect a drop in engine oil...
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  • Recommended Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler for 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche
  • A Transmission Cooler like the Derale # D13504 referenced in your question will work to cool the transmission fluid in your 2004 Chevrolet Colorado. Doing this will help to extend the life of your transmission, as the vast majority of transmission failures are due to overheating. The unit is 11 inches wide x 12 inches tall x 7/8 inches deep, so you will just want to make sure you have enough space under the hood for installation. An Engine Oil Cooler on the other hand, such as the Derale...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado with a 5.3L V8 Engine
  • In order to install a transmission cooler such as the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets part # D13504 on your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado without altering the factory transmission lines you would need to use one of the Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting for GM part # D13035. The adapter will need to be installed on the transmission fluid return line on the radiator. The 11/32" transmission lines included in the above kit would be correct for your truck....
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  • Differences Between Derale Transmission Cooler Derale D13503, D13504, and D13502
  • The differerence between the three coolers you mentioned is the size overall. The # D13503 measures 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep. The part # D13502 measures 11" Wide x 7-1/4" tall x 7/8" deep (slightly shorter) and the part # D13504 measures 11" Wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep. We recommend fitting the biggest cooler you can fit in the available space in front of the radiator.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2010 GMC Sierra 1500
  • In most cases the factory transmission cooler is adequate at best for normal use of a truck. For your 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 I would highly recommend you add a supplemental cooler like the # D13504. You will also want the snap-in fitting part # D13035 to make the install easier as well. I attached an install video that shows the cooler mentioned being installed in a similar full size GM SUV for you to check out as well.
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  • Fitting Adapter for Transmission Cooler to Go From 5/16 inch Hose to 11/32 inch
  • Since you have 5/16 inch lines and the hose that comes with the kit is 11/32 the fitting you need is the part # D13031 which is designed just for this. The cooler can install vertically or horizontally too. Either way will work just as fine.
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  • Best Transmission Cooler Fit for the 2010 Mercury Mariner & 2011 Ford Escape
  • The best transmission cooler that will fit and works best for your 2011 Ford Escape and 2010 Mercury Mariner is the Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets, # D13611. This fan measures 11" wide x 3-7/8" tall x 1-1/4" deep to provide the correct fit on your vehicles. This cooler works the best because it 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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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2008 Chevy Silverado
  • The best way to use a supplemental transmission cooler is to have the fluid go from the factory cooler then to the supplemental cooler as this will maximize cooling power. For a full size truck like yours I'd recommend a larger cooler like the Derale part # D13504 which measures 11" Wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep. You'll also want the fitting adapter part # D13035 which will make installing the cooler much easier.
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  • Transmission Cooler for a 2015 Toyota 4Runner Towing a Pop-up Camper
  • I have just what you need. The most popular transmission cooler for the 2015 Toyota 4Runner is Derale cooler # D13503. This cooler measures 11 inches wide, 8-3/4 inches tall, and 7/8 inches deep. It will increase the cooling capacity beyond what the factory system can handle alone to help keep your transmission fluid at a safe temperature when you are towing as well as when you are not towing.
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  • Upgraded Transmission Cooler For GMC Yukon XL
  • The Derale Series 7000 Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13105 is the largest cooler that we have that will fit the 2013 GMC Yukon XL 6.0L V8 Engine.This cooler will make for an awesome upgrade because it has built-in turbulators that agitate fluid fora better efficient cooling. It measures 16-5/8" wide x 12-5/8" tall x 3/4" deep. The ideal location for a transmission cooler is where it can get the maximum airflow in from of the AC condenser. If there isn't room there the next best...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2011 Chevrolet Express Van 1500
  • For your 2011 Chevrolet Express Van 1500, I recommend going with the Derale Transmission Cooler # D13503 along with the Radiator Adapter Fitting # D13018. The fitting will allow you to quickly and easily install the transmission cooler without having to cut or flare the lines. This transmission cooler measures 11 inches wide, 8-3/4 inches tall and 7/8 inches deep. This is a great plate-fin cooler that will prolong the life of your transmission and improve its overall performance. When...
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  • Available Transmission Coolers for 2013 GMC Yukon with 5.3L V8
  • The supplementary transmission cooler I recommend for your 2013 GMC Yukon with 5.3L V8 is the Class III Derale # D13503, along with the adapter fitting # D13035. This cooler is quite popular among Yukon owners and our customers have rated it highly. It costs less than many other options and you can see an installation of this cooler by clicking on the linked video. We do also have a Class IV plate-fin cooler for the Yukon, # D13504. This also uses the adapter. This cooler has the highest...
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  • Adapter Fitting Recommendation for Installing Transmission Cooler in 2001 Dodge Durango
  • To install the Derale transmission cooler part # D13503 that you referenced you actually also want the radiator adapter fittings part # D13030 and you'd be set. These thread onto the radiator of your 2001 Dodge Durango to give you the correct size barb fittings.
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  • Supplementary Transmission Cooler for 2008 Honda Pilot
  • We can help you select a supplementary transmission cooler for your 2008 Honda Pilot and you can see all recommended products on the linked page. These coolers are intended to provide secondary cooling of your transmission fluid after it leaves your radiator's internal cooler and before it re-enters the transmission. These additional coolers are ideal for towing applications. The cooler I suggest is the Derale Class III cooler # D13503. This unit measures 11 x 8-3/4 x 7/8-inches...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for a 2011 Honda Odyssey
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler, # D13501, that you referenced will work well on your 2011 Honda Odyssey. The Derale cooler is designed to be a supplemental cooler that will work with your factory OEM transmission cooler. The cooler will be mounted ideally at the front of the radiator for the most efficient operation. However, not all applications will allow you to mount the cooler in this position. The instructions shows a diagram where the 4 best locations to install...
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  • What is Meant by the Different Classes of Transmission Coolers
  • Transmission and oil coolers are given class designations since we are in the towing business and those who tow are used to seeing class designations on hitches, ball mounts, etc. The idea is to give a general idea of the cooler's capacity, so if your vehicle has a class III hitch then a class III cooler should be fine. However, since coolers are NOT vehicle-specific you can use as large a cooler as you have space to mount it. There are various types of coolers and they can be either...
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  • Will the Derale Series 8000 Kit # D13504 Fit a 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 with a 5.3L Engine
  • Yes, the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13504 will fit your 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 5.3L V8 Engine. Since it looks like you will be replacing your OEM cooler with this product you will need to remove the current fittings on your lines and then connect the new cooler over the flares and secure the included hose with the included clamps. We also have extra hose # D13003, universal mounting brackets # D13002, and a snap-in adapter fitting # D13035...
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  • How to Install a Transmission Cooler on a 2008 GMC Yukon XL
  • If you take a look at the attached install video on a similar 2009 GMC Yukon XL. You will see that the line that attaches to the upper right hand corner (passengers side) of the radiator is the return line and will be used to install the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13504. However, it is always good practice to start the vehicle and let it warm then grab each of the transmission lines that go to the transmission. The colder of the two lines will be the return...
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  • Is a Transmission Cooler Needed to Tow Trailers with 2007 Honda Pilot
  • An aftermarket transmission cooler is not required for you to tow a trailer with your Honda Pilot. However, it may be a good idea and it will certainly help to extend the life of your transmission, especially if you plan on towing often with your Pilot. The majority of transmission failures are a direct result of overheating and most factory cooling systems are at best adequate, and not necessarily designed to keep fluid at the appropriate temperature during towing conditions. While...
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  • Transmission Cooler for 2008 Toyota Sienna Towing a 1993 Coleman Newport Pioneer Pop-Up Trailer
  • Official towing capacities can't be changed by anyone but the vehicle manufacturer. We can certainly help you pick out a transmission cooler for a 2008 Toyota Sienna but when it comes down to whether or not it will gain you any towing capacity we can't give you any numbers. Only Toyota could. For a transmission cooler the Derale kit part # D13501 would work great and could potentially be all that you'd need.
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  • Transmission Cooler Fitting Adapter Recommendation for 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • When we installed the Derale transmission cooler part # D13503 on a very similar 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan we found that we had to use the adapter part # D13035 that you mentioned. Since your vehicle will be virtually identical you'll need the adapter as well. I attached the install video below as well which you can use as a guide.
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  • Can You Bypass The Factory Transmission Cooler on a 2011 Chevy Silverado
  • There is always a chance of the transmission lines leaking into the radiator creating disaster on any vehicle that uses this method for cooling the vehicle's transmission fluid. I would not bypass the radiator when installing a new transmission cooler. Our transmission coolers are supplemental, meaning they are designed to aid the factory cooling system. Almost every vehicle nowadays has the transmission lines ran through the radiator for cooling and the chance of them leaking into the...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 2011 Chevy Suburban
  • You most likely don't have a factory transmission cooler on your 2011 Suburban 5.3 Vortec. If you are getting high temps like that, I recommend installing an aftermarket transmission cooler. It is easily installed in line with your radiator. I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class IV - Efficient # D13504. This cooler is 11 inches by 12 inches by 7/8 inch. It will prolong the life of your transmission. I recommend getting the Derale...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for Towing Trailer with Motorcycle
  • We recommend going with the largest or most efficient cooler that will fit in the available space. This is because transmission fluid cannot be overcooled so going with the largest/most efficient cooler will be the most beneficial. Based on the 2 models you mentioned in your previous question I would go with # D13503. I linked a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • Will Snap In Radiator Adapter # D13035 Fit 2008 Jeep Patriot
  • The quick snap in adapter part # D13035 is a great way to make the install of a transmission cooler like the part # D13101 easier to install.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2018 Ford Explorer
  • For your 2018 Ford Explorer the transmission cooler I recommend is the Derale transmission cooler part # D13503 because it's a stacked plate style, which is very efficient, and due to it's larger size of 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep. The larger the cooler you can fit in front of the radiator the better job it will do and the size of this will work really great for your 2018 Explorer.
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  • Transmission Cooler for 2015 Chevrolet Suburban
  • The largest transmission cooler you can fit in front of your AC condenser will give you the most cooling efficiency so I suggest Derale Cooler kit # D12903 along with Hose Fitting kit # D13035 for the 5.3L V8 engine. This cooler measures 15-1/4 wide x 7-1/2 tall x 3/4-inch deep; you will want to check the space in front of your condenser to ensure there is enough room to mount the Derale. The inlets/outlets can point in any direction. You will want to ensure that you can access the...
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  • Can Two 40 Row Derale Transmission Coolers be Used in Place of a Factory Cooler
  • Yes! You can use 2 of the Derale 40-row coolers # D54008 to cool the transmission fluid on your prostreet car. The stacked plate design is the most efficient at cooling. To optimize cooling make sure the coolers are mounted where they can get the most air flow (right behind the grille). I also recommend a couple of mount kit # D50020 and some hose. For a 25 foot length with an inner diameter of 11/32" use # D13007. For 25 feet of a 3/8" diameter use # D13017. We also have a 4-pack of...
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  • Is the Adapter Fitting # D13035 Needed to Install Derale Cooler # D13504 on a 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • I wish I had a straightforward answer for you but unfortunately we haven't installed a transmission cooler on a 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe as of yet. It is likely that you would need the Adapter Fitting # D13035 to install the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13504 but there really isn't any way of knowing on our end. If you take a look at your Tahoe you may be able to tell if you need the fitting if you don't have a connector to slide on the hose directly to your OEM cooler. Attached...
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  • Additional Hose Needed for Installing the Derale Series 8000 Kit # D13502 on a 2016 Nissan Frontier
  • Depending on where you install the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13502 on your 2016 Nissan Frontier, you may or may not need some additional hose. As you saw from the installation video on a 2014 Frontier (which is linked), some additional hose was required for the install. You can aquire new hose from our site using part # D13003 should you need it. This hose is 4 feet long and should be enough for your application. You may also need some additional clamps...
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  • Compatibility of Derale Transmission Cooler with 2012 VW Routan SE
  • Transmission coolers are not actually vehicle-specific so any given cooler can be installed in many different vehicles so long as there is enough space for the cooler itself and for the fluid hoses, which you do not want to force to make sharp bends and turns (which can interfere with fluid flow). Also, your transmission must have external lines that allow you to tap into that system to insert the cooler. There are two lines, send and return, and the one you want to tap into for a supplemental...
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  • Recommended Transmission and Power Steering Coolers for 2019 Ford Explorer
  • Yes, the general wisdom on supplementary fluid coolers for towing vehicles is that the transmission is top priority followed by the power steering system. The transmission cooler I recommend for your Explorer is the Derale Class III plate-fin cooler # D13503. This is because this cooler's 11 x 8-3/4-inch size allows it to very efficiently cool your transmission fluid a second time, after it is first cooled by the OEM cooler inside your radiator. The best install location is right in...
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  • Is a Transmission Cooler Required for a 2016 Honda Odyssey to Tow a 1,600 lb Pop-up Camper
  • As always, you will want to make sure that you start off by checking your owner's manual to see if there are any specifications when you are towing with your 2016 Honda Odyssey. I looked at your owner's manual and it looked like Honda requires the installation of an additional transmission cooler in order to tow, but you will want to double check as well. The next thing to note is that it is never a bad thing to add a supplemental cooler to your vehicle when towing. You cannot cool your...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-150
  • For your 2019 Ford F-150 the transmission cooler I recommend is the Derale part # D13504 because it's a larger plate-fin style cooler which will do a great job keeping your transmission fluid temperatures down. Since heat is the most common thing that shortens the life of transmissions an efficient cooler like this is the best option to keep it alive as long as possible.
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  • Supplemental Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2008 Cadillac Escalade
  • Actually for best results you would want to keep your factory transmission cooler and then add a supplemental one like the part # D52508 that you referenced. You would also need two of the barb fittings part # D98202 and then hose like part # D15700 and hose clamps # D13008 as well. You will want to route the cooler downstream of the factory cooler so that it first goes through it and then through the Derale. Your fluid temps are crazy high right now, but with an efficient cooler...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler and Helper Springs for 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 z71 & 5th Wheel
  • Although it is not an absolute requirement to upgrade either your suspension or your transmission cooling to tow an 8,000 lb 5th wheel with your 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 z71 with 5.3L, I do recommend you consider doing both. The 1500 is not a heavy duty truck so any suspension help you can give to help keep the truck level will increase your driving experience, and any additional cooling to your transmission can only help to prolong the life of your truck. I recommend the Derale...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2008 Chevy Silverado
  • I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13503 for your 2008 Chevy Silverado; you'll need Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting # D13035 as well. This is a highly efficient, direct-fit cooler that comes with a mounting kit and is very highly regarded by our customers who have used it, as you can see in the reviews on the product page. I've add links to a video review and install for you to take a look at.
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  • What do the Class Ratings Mean on the Transmission Cooler Pages
  • You can install a stack cooler in your vehicle. The Class ratings are there as a reference point to a hitch Class. For example if someone has a Class III hitch they can look at coolers, see a Class III and say, hey, I have a Class III hitch so this Class III cooler will be good for me. We tried to just make the choosing process easier by assigning a Class. Transmission coolers are not actually vehicle specific so you can use any one that will fit in the space you have available, included...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendations for a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 6.0 Liter Motor
  • Transmission coolers such as # D13503 can be installed in any orientation including upside down. The cooler comes with a hose but one way or another you will have to use the factory lines on your 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 6.0 liter motor. If you want a larger cooler I recommend # D13504. The path of the fluid goes from the transmission and into the factory cooler (whether internal to the radiator or external). Then it will go into the supplemental cooler and from there it will go...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic With 5.3L Engine
  • When it comes to transmission coolers, the rule is that you want the largest and most efficient cooler you can fit in your vehicle because you cannot overcool fluids. For your 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic with a 5.3L engine I highly recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13504 because it is a Plate and Fin cooler which agitates fluid extremely efficiently and because of its large size at 11" wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep. To install this cooler you will only...
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  • 2016 Toyota Rav4 Transmission Cooler Recommendation
  • Sealed transmissions make installing a transmission cooler a bit more interesting since there isn't an easy way to add or check fluid. There may not be a dipstick on your transmission, but there is drain and fill plug. You are going to have to use a lube pump to get the proper amount of fluid in the vehicle so honestly your best option is going to be to have a transmission shop do the install since they will have the equipment needed. Prefilling the cooler might get you pretty close...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation For 2009 Chevrolet Suburban
  • The best way to pick out a transmission cooler for a vehicle is to go with the largest one available that will fit the available space in front of the radiator. I have attached a drawing that shows the best locations for a transmission cooler. The transmission cooler I recommend for your 2009 Suburban is the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part # D13504. This is a Class lV plate-fin cooler that measures 11 inches wide x 12 inches tall and is 7/8 inches deep. You...
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  • What Do Class Ratings for Transmission Coolers Mean
  • Transmission coolers like the Derale # D13503 that fits your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado with 4.8L V8 engine using adapter # D13035 are given a class rating to help customers select one. Because we are in the towing industry, our customers are used to seeing Class ratings on their trailer hitches, so this is an easy way to alert the customer as to which cooler is the most efficient for their towing needs. Therefore we use the Class rating to let customers know that if they have a Class II...
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  • Will Derale Transmission Cooler Decrease Air Flow To Radiator on 2006 Ford Escape V6
  • Air will still pass through the transmission cooler and reach the radiator, but the temperature effect on the cooling system will be minimal if at all. Since the Derale Atomic-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit, # D15950, has a built-in fan, it does not have to be mounted in front of the radiator. The fan will provide sufficient airflow to cool the transmission fluid anywhere the cooler is located. As you may know, the most efficient place to mount the transmission cooler is behind...
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  • Larger Hose Fittings for Derale # D13611 on 2010 Mercury Mariner
  • On the Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/ NPT Inlets - Class I -Extra Efficient # D13611, the fittings that come with the unit are 1/2" NPT x 3/8" hose barb. The other option for fittings are the Derale 1/2" NPT Male x 1/2" Barb Straight Hose Fitting - 2 Piece # D15712 along with the 1/2 inch inner diameter hose # D15700 and hose clamps # D13008. This slightly larger size is the only other option for the 1/2" NPT fitting on your cooler.
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  • How To Determine What Transmission Cooler Class to Choose
  • The Class system used to differentiate transmission coolers is similar to the Class system associated with trailer hitch receivers. For example, a Class III trailer hitch is used for medium duty towing therefore, a Class III transmission cooler would suffice. However, when choosing a transmission cooler for your 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 it is always recommended to choose the largest cooler you have space for in front of the radiator behind the grill as this will provide the transmission...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2014 Honda Odyssey
  • With the use of a cargo carrier a transmission cooler is not normally used, but a cooler will prolong the life of a transmission towing or not so it's a great idea for your 2014 Honda Odyssey. We installed the Derale part # D13502 on a 2014 Honda Odyssey and it worked very well. Check out the install video that will walk you through the process. This would be a great choice for you.
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  • Can Engine Oil Cooler be Installed in 2018 Ford Explorer
  • To answer your first question the towing capacity is set by the lowest-rated component, which is the 2,000 lb trailer weight as stated by your owner's manual. For example, even if you added the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76034, which has a 4,500 lb towing capacity and fits your '18 Explorer, you would still need to abide by the 2,000 lb capacity your owner's manual states. There is not an aftermarket part you can add which increases your capacity so if you wanted to tow a trailer that...
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  • Measuring Temperature of Transmission Fluid After Installing Aftermarket Cooler on 2011 Silverado
  • I spoke with my contact at Derale about the lack of change in temperature you noticed on your 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. He confirmed that the factory transmission temperature sensor is located inside the transmission, where the fluid is the hottest. He said the effects of the aftermarket transmission cooler are not typically seen with the factory sensor, since the fluid quickly heats back up once inside the transmission. My contact at Derale also said that it is common to not notice a temperature...
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  • Is a Supplemental Transmission Cooler Required for a 2016 Toyota Tacoma
  • The only way to prevent the possibility of the vehicle's transmission fluid mixing with the vehicle's radiator fluid would involve routing the transmission fluid away from the radiator to an aftermarket cooler. Usually the manufacturer will state whether or not a supplemental transmission cooler is required for towing. With that being said it is certainly never a bad idea to install a supplemental transmission cooler for towing purposes nor will it harm the vehicle. Although your 2016...
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  • Compatibility of Transmission Cooler with 2017 Honda Pilot Touring 9-Speed Transmission
  • I reached out to my contact at Derale and the Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets # D13503 will work with your 2017 Honda Pilot Touring. The 9 speed Transmission and AWD won't change its function at all. It will be a great choice for your vehicle.
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