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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Secondary Transmission Cooler For A 2000 Honda Accord V6 Needed
  • The best way to select the correct transmission cooler is by determining where there is enough space to mount it. The attached diagram shows the best three positions to mount the transmission cooler in order. Transmission coolers are more efficient when they receive maximum air flow. The "A" transmission cooler location in the diagram is 100% efficient so a larger transmission cooler is not needed to compensate for the loss of cooling power. My recommendation is the Derale Dyno-Cool...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Transmission Cooler for 2018 Ford F150 SuperCrew XLT - 4wd 5.0L V8 Without Factory Tow Package
  • Most aftermarket transmission coolers we carry are going to fit a wide variety of vehicles, and for someone who is mechanically inclined they're a relatively easy installation. For maximum cooling, bigger is always better and plate fin coolers do a better job of dispersing heat than a tube fin cooler. For those reasons I recommend going with the Derale # D13504 which is an 11" wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep plate fin cooler. This is a standard mount cooler that can be mounted in 3 different...
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  • How To Reduce Both Engine Oil and Transmission Fluid Temps On A 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 While Towing
  • I have attached a list of parts that I recommend for your 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 to help with cooling both the engine oil and transmission fluid while towing. Derale Hyper-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit part # D15960 Derale Hyper-Cool Remote Engine Cooler Kit part # D15660 Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting part # D13035 Derale High-Temperature Replacement Hose part # D15799 Derale Stainless Steel Hose Clamps part # D13008 1/2" Barb to 1/2" Barb Union Fitting part (Local...
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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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  • 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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  • Does Derale Transmission Cooler fit 2017 Chevy Colorado
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13501 will absolutely fit your 2017 Chevy Colorado without any type of 90 degree adapters. The key is just ensuring the correct length of hose; that is a pretty open area so you will have plenty of room for installation. I have added a link to a video showing the installation of a Derale transmission cooler on a 2017 GMC Canyon - which is the same thing as a Colorado - which has the connections on the sides of the radiator so you...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for a 2006 Ford Expedition While Towing Through Mountains
  • For a heavy duty transmission cooler, I recommend the Derale Series 10000 Stacked-Plate Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13403 which as the name states has a stacked-plate design which is currently the most effective type in regards to a transmission cooler. This essentially means that you can install a cooler with less surface area and still receive greater cooling power like when compared to the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13504 for example. If you...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommend Transmission Cooler for a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with 6.0 Vortec Gas Engine
  • The Derale Series 8000 Series Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13504 would be a fine choice for your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with the 6.0 Vortec Gas Engine. The 8000 Series would have plenty of cooling power for your needs and they are rather slim so you won't have much issue finding space to mount it nor would it affect the cooling power of your radiator. The Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting part # D13035 will also be needed for installation.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Oil/Transmission Cooler Installation in GMC Yukon XL
  • In the two Derale combination oil/transmission fluid cooler kits # D15902 and # D15903 the actual cooler core part is the same, measuring 17" wide x 12-1/2" tall x 3/4" deep, but the difference between the kits is that part # D15903 is a GM-specific kit while the other is a universal kit with more parts to allow it to work in more applications. These extra component parts are the reason for the higher cost. For your Yukon you will use # D15903 along with Snap-In Radiator Adapter # D13035. I...
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  • Transmission Cooler Fit For A 2016 Ford Escape Titanium
  • The # D12901 is a fit for all engine options on the 2016 Ford Escape Titanium. For your Escape this measures 13" wide x 5" tall x 3/4" deep so you may want to check under the hood to make sure you have the room needed for this cooler. Also 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. Included is a video resource,...
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  • Best Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2012 Chevy Suburban
  • One really efficient and larger transmission cooler would be all that you'd need. In theory, the more the better but in reality one really good one would be all that you'd need. The Derale Hyper Cool part # D13960 is a stacked plate style of cooler with a built in fan which would be more than adequate. The stacked plate coolers are by far the most efficient and the fan ensures that you'd always have enough airflow to cool the fluid. It also allows you to mount basically anywhere as...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Reducing Transmission Heat While Towing With a 2012 GMC Sierra
  • Absolutely! The Derale Atomic-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit w/ Fan, -6 AN Inlets - Class V part # D13950 is the perfect add on to bring those transmission temperatures down for you. It will install and work in conjunction with your original cooler and will have no adverse effects on the original one. This is simply going to help in addition to the original making for a cooler running system. This one is the one I would go with as the fan is going to do a better job at cooling...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2019 Ram 3500 Dually 6.7 L Diesel Transmission and Oil Cooler Options
  • The stacked plate transmission cooler part # D54008 that you referenced is a fit for your 2019 Ram 3500 with a 6.7 liter Cummins diesel engine and would do an excellent job keeping your transmission fluid temps down. Since you are wanting an oil cooler as well another option is the Derale Combination cooler part # D15902 which is a combination oil and transmission fluid cooler that comes with correct thread size to fit your truck's oil filter.
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  • How to Determine if Engine and Transmission Cooler Will Fit
  • The way to find out specifically if the Derale Electra-Cool Combo Engine and Transmission Cooler Assembly w/ Fan # D15200 will fit your 2018 Dodge Journey is going to require some measurements. The reason for this is that these coolers aren't specifically made to fit any specific vehicle, they can be mounted so long as you have the room in your Journey to do so. If you take a look at the cut out I added for you, the directions specify that it can be "mounted anywhere space permits."...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 Chevy Express Van
  • Transmission coolers make a huge difference in the longevity of a vehicle transmission. Basically the biggest one you can fit will give you the best performance. For your 2019 Chevy Express Van I recommend the Derale cooler part # D13504 which measures 11" Wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep and is a very efficient style of cooler. This is a plate-fin style which does a much better job than a tube fin style. I attached an install video that shows this cooler installed on a similar GM SUV as...
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  • Difference Between Derale Transmission Cooler # D33602 and # D13612
  • The difference between the Derale Coolers part # D33602 and # D13612 is a very minor size difference and one comes with install hardware. Essentially the part # D33602 is a little over an inch taller so it has slightly more cooling power. Since the cooling power wouldn't be noticeable different I'd go with the kit that includes the mounting hardware # D13612 .
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  • Transmission Cooler Hose to Use with Flexalite Cooler FLX400117 on 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • I checked your order notes and you did order the Flexalite transmission cooler part # FLX400117 which does not come with hose. So for a 4 foot section you'd want the part # D13003. This will fit easily onto the 3/8 inch barb fitting of the cooler and you'd be set.
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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 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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  • Could Derale Combo Transmission Cooler D15200 Fit 2017 Toyota Tacoma with 2.7 Liter
  • You'll have to compare the dimensions of the Derale Remote Electra-Cool Combo Engine and Transmission Cooler Assembly # D15200 to the available space in your 2017 Toyota Tacoma since this doesn't have a specific fit list. Basically as long as you have room for it you'll be good. Since it has it's own fan having access to air flow is not super important either. I attached a picture that shows it's dimensions.
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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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  • Derale Transmission Cooler Installation in 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • The bolt shown in the linked video for Derale cooler # D13503 is installed in the hose only temporarily to prevent the transmission fluid from leaking out. The bolt is shown being removed at the 7:48 mark. When installing Derale transmission cooler # D13503 in your Honda Odyssey you will use only one of the two OEM transmission lines, the return line which will be the cooler of the two. This Derale product installs downstream of the OEM cooler and provides supplementary cooling to help...
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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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  • Can Derale Dyno-Cool Remote Cooler Mount in Front of Radiator in 2010 Chevy Silverado
  • As stated by Derale in the instructions of the Derale Dyno-Cool Remote Cooler with Fan and AN Inlets # D12733, "The purpose of a remote mount cooler is to be able to mount the cooler away from the front of the vehicle therefore not blocking airflow to the radiator/condenser. This cooler can be mounted anywhere space permits." If you are going to be adding a transmission cooler in front of your radiator I instead recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13503,...
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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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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler with Fan for 2012 Chevy Suburban
  • I spoke with my contact at Derale and he said that your 2012 model Chevy Suburban 1500 uses 1/2 inch transmission lines so the Derale Hyper-Cool Transmission Cooler # D13960 won't be the best option. For your Suburban you will instead want the Derale Hyper-Cool # D15960 which is essentially the same cooler with fan but designed to work with the 1/2 inch lines. An adapter isn't needed as the compression fitting that comes included with this cooler should work perfectly. A transmission...
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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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  • Comparison Between Derale D13502 and D13503 Transmission Coolers for 2016 Subaru Outback
  • Other than the Derale # D13503 being slightly larger than the # D13502, there's no difference between the two. Both heat exchangers operate on the same principle, but because the # D13503 has a slightly larger surface area, the # D13503 would do a slightly better job. The best spot to mount a transmission cooler is behind the grille, in front of the radiator and A/C condenser. You'll want to compare the amount of available space to the dimensions of the heat exchanger to make sure...
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  • How Much Transmission Fluid Should Be Added When Installing Transmission Cooler
  • The amount of transmission fluid you'd need to add after installing a transmission cooler like the Derale # D13501 really depends but typically it's around 1/2 of a quart. I wouldn't totally adhere to that figure though as the amount that spills out during the install process will vary. Best option is install the cooler with extra fluid nearby and then add as needed once the process is complete.
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  • What is the Difference Between Class IV and V Transmission Coolers
  • The higher the Class of transmission cooler the more efficient it is and the more cooling capabilities it has. Basically, the Class of a cooler is supposed to reflect the Class trailer hitch you have. So if you have a Class III hitch you would use a Class III cooler. But you can use any cooler that you want and going with the largest or most efficient cooler that will fit is actually recommended because transmission fluid cannot be over cooled. I have included a link to our help article...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Determine if the Derale Transmission Pan Cooler # D14208 Would Clear Exhaust
  • The depth of the Derale Transmission Pan Cooler # D14208 that you referenced measures 6-1/8 inches from the mounting surface of the pan down to the bottom of it. You would need to measure from where you current pan mounting surface down 6-1/8 inches to see if the pan would clear.
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  • Availability of Transmission Cooler for a 2012 Nissan Quest
  • Your 2012 Nissan Quest has a CVT transmission. Not all of this style of transmission are compatible with coolers. If you can find external lines that run from the transmission to the radiator then you can use a transmission cooler like the # D13503 which measures 11" wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep. The best way to pick out a transmission cooler is to go with the largest one available that will fit the room in front of the radiator. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2017 Honda Odyssey
  • For your 2017 Honda Odyssey the transmission cooler I recommend is the Derale part # D13503 which is large enough and efficient enough to do a great job prolonging the life of your transmission. It measures 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep and we found that it works great on Odysseys like yours. The picture I attached shows it mounted on a 2014 Odyssey and the video I attached shows it installed on a 2013 model which will walk you through the same process on your 2017.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2014 GMC Yukon XL with 6.2 L Engine
  • The great thing about transmission coolers is that they're fairly universal in terms of vehicle fitments- the biggest concern is finding the largest cooler that will fit in the forward most available mounting position with your 2014 GMC Yukon XL. The largest cooler we have available for your Yukon XL Denali is the Derale Tube Fin Cooler # D12903 which is 15-1/4" long x 7-3/4" tall-which is the correct size to mount in front of the air conditioner condenser fan (the most preferable spot)...
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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 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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  • Should a Transmission Cooler be Installed on a 2016 Honda Odyssey for Towing Just One Time
  • A transmission cooler is recommended equipment for towing with a 2016 Honda Odyssey. Given the weight of the trailer it may not be 100 percent necessary but a transmission cooler has benefits beyond just towing. Factory coolers are adequate at best so a transmission cooler will help keep the fluid cooler which in turn will help to get the most life out of your transmission even in daily driving situations. The most popular cooler for your Odyssey is # D13503. I have linked a video showing...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring Harness, Transmission Cooler and Suspension Enhancement for 2012 Honda Odyssey
  • Let's begin with the trailer hitch. The Curt Class III trailer hitch, part # C13068 offers the best ground clearance of the available Class III hitches so that's the hitch I'd recommend. For the trailer wiring harness, I'd go with the # 118521 from Tow Ready. You'll also need a ball mount like # 2753 and a trailer ball. For a 1-7/8 inch ball, use # 19261 or # 63845 for a 2 inch ball. In the owner's manual, Honda strongly recommends installing a supplemental transmission cooler, like...
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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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  • Installation of a Transmission Cooler on 2006 Chevrolet Silverado.
  • Transmission coolers are designed to be mounted flush against either the radiator or the AC condenser core. For maximum cooling ability, the heat exchanger must receive the most airflow possible. Mounting the cooler between the condenser and the radiator still allows for ample airflow, but cuts effectiveness by 25 percent. Installation of a larger cooler unit in this position may help make up for that loss. When you install a transmission cooler, you are installing it as a supplemental...
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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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  • 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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  • Is a Transmission Cooler Necessary on a 2011 Honda CR-V
  • According to my research, the towing capacity of the 2011 CR-V is 1500 lbs. It appears that at most, you will not exceed 2/3 of this capacity, even when you are towing your heavier trailer. Even though you have plenty of remaining capacity, and even with the OEM cooler (probably incorporated into the radiator), a transmission cooler is really inexpensive insurance for your transmission. A supplemental cooler will do an excellent job of providing extra protection to your transmission,...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 2011 Nissan Xterra
  • The first thing you need to consider is the size of the transmission cooler. The larger the cooler, the better. Next you need to make sure you have sufficient room for the cooler. The best location for your cooler is between the radiator and the grille. You will need to measure that area and then find the cooler that will fit. I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler, part # D13502. This is a Class lll cooler that measures 11-inches wide, 7-1/4 inches tall,...
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  • Best Transmission Cooler For 2019 Honda Odyssey
  • The most efficient transmission cooler option for your 2019 Honda Odyssey is the largest transmission cooler that you can get to fit in front of the radiator. The second best placement is between the AC condenser and the radiator that allows for moderate air flow. The efficiency of a transmission cooler is based mostly off it's size and placement. I recommend Derale 19-Row Stacked-Plate Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13403 that measures 13" wide x 7-5/16" tall x 2" deep. The stacked-plate...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2005 Toyota Sienna
  • For your 2005 Toyota Sienna, I recommend looking at the Derale Transmission Cooler # D13503. This is an excellent plate-fin cooler that measures 11 inches wide x 8-3/4 inches tall x 7/8 inches deep. This will certainly prolong the life of your transmission and improve its overall performance. You can add the Universal Bendable Metal Mount Kit # D13002 to make installation a bit easier. The best location for installing this or any aftermarket transmission cooler is between the vehicle's...
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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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  • Installing a Transmission Cooler on a 2010 Chevy Avalanche
  • There are a few transmission coolers that fit your 2010 Chevy Avalanche and the price will vary. I included a link showing you all the transmission coolers we currently offer for you to look at. Your Avalanche will have a factory cooling system but not a transmission cooler. Obtaining one will prolong the life of your transmission and improve it's overall performance. The Derale transmission cooler I recommend is # D13504 because it's a plate and fin cooler. The plate and fin cooler...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2008 Honda Pilot
  • The main differences between the available transmission coolers is the style of the coolers and the size. There are style that are more efficient that others, and obviously the bigger the cooler the more efficient it is as well. The tube-and-fin style has a tube that carries the transmission fluid through the cooler. It is also distinguished by its turbulators, which agitate the fluid to get more of it to contact the aluminum in the tube. Aluminum fins are attached to the outside of...
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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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  • Can the Derale Remote Transmission Cooler be Mounted Horizontally on a 1997 Ford F-350
  • On a cooler that has its own fan, like # D13700, it does not matter which way you have the unit oriented. It will provided optimal airflow no matter how it is positioned. However, there are some things you will want to consider. It would probably be better if the airflow was blowing down in this case. The reason is that if it were blowing the other way the hot air could heat up the floor boards/bed instead of the hot air just blowing down and away from the vehicle. If you position the...
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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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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2016 Kia Sorento 3.3 Liter V6
  • For your 2016 Kia Sorento with the 3.3 liter V6 I recommend Derale transmission cooler # D13503. It comes with everything needed for installation so you will not need any special fittings or adapters. This cooler is given a Class III rating so it is good for trailer weights associated with a Class III trailer hitch. I have included some helpful links on transmission coolers for you.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2005 Acura MDX Towing a 3,750 Pound Boat and Trailer
  • The Class of transmission cooler you use will depend more on where you can mount it. The most efficient place is in front of the AC condenser. You could then use a Class I cooler, like # D12901. If mounted behind the condenser, I would go with a Class II like # D12906. If mounted behind the radiator I would go with a Class III like # D13502. The problem is that the further away from the front of the vehicle a cooler is mounted, the less airflow it receives. The less airflow a coolers...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for a 2019 Ford F-150
  • Transmission coolers are actually universal and the best one just depends on how much room you have. For your 2019 Ford F-150 I recommend the Derale Series 8000 # D13503 because it is the largest we have (measuring 11" wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep) and is a Class III cooler so you will get the best results using this cooler. The best place to install it is between your grille and the AC condenser (position A) as this will ensure the most airflow resulting in the most efficient cooler...
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  • Is a Transmission Cooler and a Power Steering Cooler Required to Tow with a 2003 Honda Pilot
  • A transmission cooler is a good idea when you are towing with your 2003 Honda Pilot. A power steering cooler would help extend the life of the power steering pump, but it is not a necessity when towing. For a transmission cooler, the best place to mount it would be in front of the AC condenser core for maximum efficiency. In this location, a Class II cooler like # D13502, that you have referenced would work well. Transmission fluid cannot be over-cooled but with the extra capacity in...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Transmission Cooler for a 2016 GMC Terrain Denali with 3.6 Liter V8
  • Yes you can use the Derale transmission cooler # D13611 on your 2016 GMC Terrain. The cooler will help the fluid run at a lower temperature which is better for the transmission so that you will get the most life out of it. Installation is not all that difficult. Take a look at the video I have linked showing an example installation on a vehicle. Installation will be similar on your Terrain.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2008 Cadillac Escalade 6.2 Liter
  • Considering the weight of your trailer (7,500 pounds) I recommend going with a slightly larger cooler, # D13504, which will provide more cooling than a smaller model. Since transmission fluid cannot be overcooled we usually recommend going with larger coolers. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2017 Ford Explorer
  • A transmission cooler is a great idea for a vehicle that is going to be doing some towing like your 2017 Ford Explorer. The most popular option we have is the Derale cooler part # D13503 which would work well in your vehicle. It measures 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep. With a transmission cooler you want to go with the largest one that will fit the available space in front of the radiator.
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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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