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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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  • Compatibility of Derale 8000 Transmission Cooler on 2016 Ford F-150
  • For your 2016 Ford F-150, the Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/ NPT Inlets - Class I -Extra Efficient has 1/2 inch NPT fittings reduced to 3/8 inch barb. The Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler - Plate and Fin - 17 Row - Barbed Fitting # FLX400117 also has the 3/8 inch barb fittings and is a great option. Most options have the 11/32 inch barb inlets like the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class III - Efficient # D13503 or Class...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2015 Ford F-150 With 5.0L V8 Engine
  • A transmission cooler is one of the best things you can do for your 2015 Ford F-150 because towing is a stressor and additional cooling keep temperatures down, prolonging the lifespan of your transmission. For your truck the kit you mentioned is exactly what I'd recommend, the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13504. This is a plate-and-fin cooler, which means it uses smaller plates that cover more area than other coolers in order to agitate transmission fluid. Because...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2011 Honda Odyssey Carrying Kayak or Canoe
  • For your canoe and kayak, the Inno Locker Watersport Carrier w/ Crossbar Pads - Locking - Clamp On - 1 Boat or 2 Boards # INA446 is my recommendation. In regards to adding a transmission cooler to your 2011 Honda Odyssey it is never a bad idea but it isn't required. Normally a transmission cooler is seen as more of a requirement when towing a trailer, but the idea of adding one especially because you are obviously comfortable doing so is always a benefit. I recommend the Derale Series...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Transmission Cooler for 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • Yes. There are several transmission coolers available for your 2012 Chevy Equinox. I recommend the Derale # D13502 which is a plate fin cooler that won't require any additional hardware or hose adapters to work in your Equinox. The plate fins help disperse heat better than a traditional tube fin cooler and this cooler is specifically designed for Chevrolet Equinoxs with late-model, electronic overdrive transmissions. For the best cooling efficiency, you'll want to mount this in front of...
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  • Recommended Parts for 2004 Ford E250 5.4 V8 Towing Trailer
  • You have the basics covered with the brake controller and tow mirrors but I would also recommend a transmission cooler like part # D13503 with the adapter part # D13024 and # D13014. This is going to do a great job prolonging the life of your transmission as heat is the number one killer of them and towing creates quite a bit of heat. Then to install the Redarc Tow Pro Elite part # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 you'd just need the install harness part # RED87FR and for tow mirrors the custom install...
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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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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2010 Honda Odyssey
  • We don't offer the OEM Honda part, but we do offer aftermarket alternatives that would work perfectly. There's absolutely no reason why an aftermarket cooler wouldn't work just as well as the OEM unit. I'd recommend the Derale # D13503 transmission cooler, which installs as shown in the linked install video. Although a portion of the front of the vehicle needs to be partially dismantled to access the mounting location, the installation itself isn't too difficult, as you can see n the...
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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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 Highly Efficient Transmission Cooler for 2005 GMC Sierra
  • For your 2005 GMC Sierra the most efficient cooler for your 6.0L is the Derale Series 7000 Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/ Hose Barb Inlets - Class IV - Standard # D13105. This will install using the Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting for GM # D13035 and will not replace your factory tranny cooler but will be used in addition to it.
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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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  • 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 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 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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  • Does Derale Transmission Cooler Install in 2017 Ford F-150 Without Modification
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13503 will install in your 2017 Ford F-150 with a 3.5L engine and not require any modification of your transmission lines. You will also not need any adapter fittings for your truck. I have added a link to the installation instructions as well as a video review for you to check out of the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13503.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Determine Correct Transmission Cooler for 2013 Honda Odyssey
  • So the most important thing to know about a transmission cooler is that the larger the cooler, the more effective it will be. The reason for that is you cannot overcool fluids so the more surface area the fluid can go through to get cool, the better. That is what the "Class" refers to as well with the coolers - the larger coolers are a higher rated "Class." For your 2013 Honda Odyssey I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13503. This is the best option...
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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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  • 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 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 2019 Ford F-150 3.5 EcoBoost with 10 Speed
  • The Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13614 is my recommendation if you want to increase the cooling capacity of the transmission on a 2019 Ford F-150. I can't speak specifically of the 10-speed transmission but so long as the cooler is installed correctly and you add more fluid to the system I see no reason why this could not be done. That said, if you continue to overheat the transmission while towing then you'd be replacing it soon anyway so additional cooling...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for a 2008 Honda Odessey
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2008 Honda Odyssey, both a transmission fluid cooler and a power steering fluid cooler are required for trailer towing. I would also recommend them because you have an older vehicle with high miles so this will help you still retain the daily reliability. In regards to placement of said transmission cooler, this will be most effective behind the grille which just so happens to be where the condenser is located as well. That said, we don't typically...
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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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  • Choosing a Transmission Cooler for a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • If you were going to ask for a transmission cooler recommendation for a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee then I would recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13502 which is going to be the perfect size. The Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler part # FLX400117 is a good option as well but I prefer Derale to Flex-a-lite. In regards to the class rating, I would not get too caught up in this as it is really just a made up guide we use to try and help consumers choose...
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  • Transmission Cooler Compatible With The 5.3L V8 In My 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • We do carry a variety of Derale Transmission Coolers for your 2007 Chevy Tahoe. If you are looking for a class I Plate-Fin cooler, here it is # D13611. If you need a class II get the Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Cooler # D12906. There is a class III Plate-Fin available too, part # D13503 and also a class IV Tube-Fin # D12904. The difference between the Plate-Fin and Tube-Fin style is that the plate and fin models can cool better than the tube and fin models. Also, the higher the Class...
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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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  • 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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  • What Additional Parts Are Needed to Install Derale Transmission Cooler on 2011 Ford F-150
  • You are correct! The Derale # D13504 is a confirmed fit on your 2011 Ford F-150 with the 5.0L engine and you will need to use the # D13025 fitting to complete the installation, but that's the only additional part you need.
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  • Can a Supplemental Transmission Cooler be Installed on a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 4.3L
  • Considering that the transmission itself holds a finite amount of fluid but the overall capacity of the system is dependent on numerous components it is absolutely NOT true. Maybe if you used a lot of extra hose for some reason the system may not have the pressure to circulate the fluid properly but I have never heard of that happening. You can install a supplemental transmission cooler on your 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 4.3 liter if you want to. The most popular cooler for...
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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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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Traverse
  • Transmission coolers are so universal in the way they install that we don't call out specific part numbers for vehicles. We've found that basically as long as you can fit the cooler in the area in front of the radiator you're fine. I'd go with the larger Derale # D13503 as it will do a really great job keeping your transmisssion fluid cool. It measures 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep and is the very efficient plate fin style of cooler.
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  • Transmission Cooler with Fan Recommendation for 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The Derale Atomic Remote Cooler part # D13950 would be a really great option for a very efficient cooler that comes with a fan. It's a very efficient cooler style and size plus has a fan that can move 500 CFM so it will do a great job keeping your transmission fluid cool which will prolong the life of it. It also comes with all needed hardware to install.
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  • Can A Transmission Cooler Be Installed On a 2018 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed Transmission
  • I recently spoke with Derale and they have stated it is okay to install a transmission cooler on a 2018 Ford F-150 with 10-speed transmission. I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13504 as a perfect size match. It will do an excellent job of helping to further decrease the fluid temperature while towing.
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  • Does Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler # FLX400117 Come with All Components Needed to Install
  • The Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler # FLX400117 does come with everything needed to install. No other components would be needed.
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  • What Transmission Cooler Should I use on my 2017 Ford Expedition
  • You can choose many of the different coolers for your 2017 Ford Expedition. The 8an and 6an fittings are for other models instead I recommend using the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class IV part # D13504 and the Derale Radiator Adapter Fittings for Ford and Lincoln part # D13024. This will give you the components you need for a direct in line connection.
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  • Combination Engine/Transmission Oil Cooler # D15902 Recommendation for a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500
  • For your 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab truck with a 5.7 liter Hemi you could use the Transmission/Engine Oil Cooler # D15902 that you referenced. This should greatly reduce the transmission fluid and engine oil temperatures to prolong the life of the transmission and engine in your vehicle. I attached FAQ articles on transmission coolers and engine oil coolers for you to check out.
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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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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For Towing with a 2015 Acura MDX
  • Your 2015 Acura MDX uses a Class III trailer hitch reciver so it is best that you have a Class III transmission cooler. I suggest the Derale Series 8000 Cooler # D13503. This cooler is designed specifically for the MDXs with the electronic overdrive transmissions. The best location for mounting transmission coolers is in front of the radiator so it will get as much air flow as possible. Keep in mind this will prolong the life of your transmission, especialy while towing, however it...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2001 Nissan Xterra Transmission Cooler
  • Unless you live someplace where the winters are super harsh, you really can't cool a transmission too much. We typically recommend getting the largest cooler space allows. The most efficient place to install a cooler is directly behind the grille, in front of the radiator. If you have an available area of 11 x 8-3/4 inches, the # D13503 from Derale you'd looked at would be my recommendation. If you click the provided link, you can check out an install video on a later-model Xterra.
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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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  • Can Transmission Cooler be Filled Prior to Installing on a 2012 Toyota Sienna
  • When installing a transmission cooler like part # D13503 on your 2012 Toyota Sienna you definitely can fill it up prior to the installation. Just be mindful that you may potentially lose some of the transmission fluid during the installation so I would get some extra just in case. A review video and the installation instructions have been linked for you to reference.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendations for a 2003 Toyota 4Runner
  • First, the maintenance schedule for your 2003 Toyota 4Runner can be found in the owners manual. It will vary from vehicle to vehicle but unless the fluids have been changed frequently then they are probably about due. Vehicles have a factory transmission cooler normally built into the radiator. Adding a supplemental cooler is a good idea because the fluid cannot be over cooled and keeping the temperature lower will extend the transmission life. The most popular transmission cooler...
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  • Is a Transmission Cooler for a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 5.3 liter Engine a Smart Choice
  • Installing a transmission cooler on a truck like your 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 with a 5.3 liter is a very common modification and one that is very possible and not difficult. The Derale cooler part # D13504 that you referenced is a very popular choice for your truck due to it's very efficient design and also it's larger size which helps with the cooling capabilities. You want to install the cooler on the return line of the transmission lines after it's passed through the radiators so that...
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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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  • 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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  • Installing Hoses on Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler
  • The Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler - Plate and Fin - 17 Row - Barbed Fitting # FLX400117 has the 3/8 inch barbs. Since the hose doesn't fit as tight as you'd like, I recommend using the Derale High-Temperature Replacement Hose for Transmission Applications - 5' Long # D13016 which does have the 3/8 inch inner diameter. When installing the transmission cooler hoses, I recommend leaving the hose out in the sun for a little while to allow it to heat up a little and become more pliable....
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  • Transmission Cooler for 2017 Ram 1500
  • The Derale Series 6000 cooler part # D12906 would work on your 2017 Ram 1500. For a truck I wouldn't' recommend this as my first choice as it's a little on the smaller size and not the most efficient of designs. Instead I would have recommended something like the # D13503 which is much more efficient at cooling.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
  • For your 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 the Derale transmission cooler part # D13503 would be a great cooler. I recommend it because it is a larger cooler at 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep and is a plate fin style cooler which is a very efficient style.
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  • Should Trans Cooler or Suspension Enhancement be Used for Towing with 2007 Chrysler Town and Country
  • Since you will be pushing the towing limits of your 2007 Chrysler Town and Country it would be a good idea to use an additional transmission cooler as well as a weight distribution (WD) system to help level your entire towing setup. The WD system will actually do a better job at leveling your towing setup than suspension enhancement will. For a transmission cooler I recommend the Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13614 because it is a Class V plate-fin cooler which...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Radiator Adapter Fittings for Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler on 2010 Ford F-150
  • There are two different options for your 2010 Ford F-150 for adapter fittings to use with the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13504. Using a different adapter size is not going to cause any issues, and you are going to need to know the size of your fittings, or measure to determine due to there being two potential options for your 2010 F-150: - 1/2"-20 Thread: Derale Radiator Adapter Fittings for Ford and Lincoln # D13024 - 5/8"-18 Thread: Derale Radiator...
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  • Are There Install Instructions for a Derale Transmission Cooler On a 2018 Ford F-150
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13503 is indeed a good choice for your 2018 Ford F-150 but I recommend going with a slightly larger option in the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13504 as it will provide more cooling power. In regards to installation, this will be up to the installer as these are very universal kits which means exact instructions are not provided for specific vehicles. That said, you should not need any other...
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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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  • How to Connect Flex-a-Lite Transmission Cooler # FLX400117 on a 2012 Honda Odyssey LX
  • You do not need to remove any parts to install the Flex-a-Lite Transmission cooler # FLX400117, but you do need to disconnect the transmission line. This comes with everything needed for installation. Simply mount the cooler, and connect a hose from the return line of the factory transmission cooler to the inlet of the auxiliary cooler and another hose from the cooler outlet to the transmission. Check out the videos linked below for more details. One of them shows some installation...
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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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  • 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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  • Best Transmission Cooler for 2016 Chevy Colorado With 2.8L Diesel Engine
  • The best transmission cooler for your 2016 Chevy Colorado with a 2.8L diesel engine is the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13503. This is the best transmission cooler because of how efficient it is; this is a plate-and-fin cooler, which means it uses smaller plates that cover more area than other coolers in order to agitate transmission fluid. Because you cannot over-cool fluids, the rule of thumb with transmission coolers is that size matters so the large 11" wide...
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  • Does Transmission Cooler part # D52506 Come with Install Hardware and Lines/Fittings
  • The Derale Stacked Plate Transmission Cooler part # D52506 that you referenced does not come with an install kit so you'll also need to go with the part # D13065 as well to provide the mounting hardware and the hoses/lines/fittings.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2008 Honda Pilot Towing Small Trailer
  • Addition of power steering and transmission coolers to a towing vehicle is a great way to reduce stress on and prolong the life of these systems, which bear much of the burden from a towed trailer. Even when you're not towing these coolers will make things easier on your powertrain. I recommend the high-efficiency Class III Derale Transmission Cooler # D13503 since it provides the most cooling action for its reasonable size, only 11- x 8-3/4-inches. This is best placed in front of your...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • You won't need an engine oil cooler when towing with your 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee but a transmission oil cooler definitely is a great choice like with the Derale part # D13503 which will do an excellent job prolonging the life of your transmission. I attached an install video for a similar cooler on a GC for you to check out as well.
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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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  • Will a Bigger Transmission Cooler Fit on My 2015 Nissan Rogue?
  • Both transmission coolers parts # D13503 and # D13501 work for your 2015 Nissan Rogue SV. Transmission coolers aren't vehicle specific so I always suggest to get the biggest cooler you can fit. The bigger cooler has more surface area to cool the transmission fluid and there is no problem with having cooler fluid. You need to test and see if there is enough room for the bigger cooler to be installed. To test the fit, I suggest using cardboard and making a mock up cooler. The dimensions...
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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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  • Adapter Needed to Install Transmission Cooler on a 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 with the 6.2L V8 Engine
  • In order to install the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13504 on your 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 with the 6.2L V8 engine you are more than likely going to need the Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting for GM part # D13035. Unfortunately, we have not yet installed a transmission cooler on this vehicle therefore I would not have exact advice on whether or not this fitting is needed but I will say we have had a few customers with similar trucks say it was. I would...
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  • Transmission Cooler Pan for a 1995 Ford F-350 7.3 Liter with E4OD Transmission
  • The Derale transmission cooler pan, # D14208, is listed as a fit for the 1995 Ford F-350 with the 7.3 liter engine and the E4OD transmission. You may also be interested in a temperature gauge kit # D13009 so you can monitor the transmission fluid temperature. The temperature recommended for optimum life and performance is 160 to 200 degrees.
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  • Will Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Work With 2010 Mazda CX-9
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler, part # D13503 would work well on your 2010 Mazda CX-9. I have attached a drawing that shows where the best place to mount a transmission cooler is. Since coolers are not really vehicle specific you just need to make sure you have room to mount the cooler in the best location possible. I have also attached a drawing of the # D13503 showing the dimensions. The installation instructions are included with the transmission cooler and...
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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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