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Preserve the life of your transmission and improve towing performance with a transmission cooler. Protect your vehicle's warranty or simply give your vehicle a boost with a simple to use addition to any towing set up. Push on fittings and three mounting positions ensure a hassle-free installation, while varying performance levels allow you to match the transmission cooler to your specific towing needs.

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Transmission Cooler Installation - 2017 GMC Canyon

Speaker 1: Today in our 2017 GMC Canyon, we're gonna be installing Derale's 8,000 Series Transmission Cooler Kit, part number D13503. In conjunction with that, we'll be using Derale's Snap In Radiator Adaptor for GM vehicles, part number D13035.And this is what our Transmission Cooler's gonna look like when it's installed. We have our fascia removed to make it easier to see. It can be mounted in any location you like, but this is the closest location to where you hook up your lines.This auxiliary cooler is gonna help keep your transmission fluid at normal, lower operating temperatures. So when you're hauling heavy loads, and putting more stress on your transmission, that fluid temperature's not gonna rise up and cause potential transmission damage. It's gonna keep that temperature more regulated, to it'll be a normal operating temperature even under the most stressful conditions.


Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler Review

Speaker 1: Today we'll be having a look at the Derale 8000 Series line of plate-fin transmission coolers. Here's what our transmission cooler looks like installed. Now, the reason you're gonna want an auxiliary transmission cooler such as this one on your vehicle is quite simple. Heat is the enemy of transmissions. It is the number one cause of premature failure on your transmission. By reducing the temperature of the fluid inside your transmission, you will extend the life of it, and also have added cooling abilities.


Transmission Cooler Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Equinox

Speaker 1: Today on this 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Derale Series 8000 plate fin transmission cooler kit, part number D13502.Here's what our transmission cooler looks like installed. Now the reason you're going to want an auxiliary transmission cooler such as this one on your vehicle is quite simple. Heat is the enemy of transmissions. It is the number one cause of premature failure on your transmission. By reducing the temperature of the fluid inside your transmission, you will extend the life of it, and also have added cooling abilities. The colder the transmission fluid is, the more heat it can actually absorb.


Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler Kit Installation - 2011 Nissan Rogue

Speaker 1: Hey, on our 2011 Nissan Rogue, we're gonna be installing a Flex-a-lite Translife 5" X 15" transmission cooler kit, part number FLX4112V. Our Flex-a-lite transmission cooler is gonna reduce temperatures across our transmission under various loads. It can be used as a replacement for your existing cooler or installed in line to have additional cooling.The transmission cooler's gonna measure 15" tall by 5" wide by 3/4" deep. The fitting's gonna be 3/8", and the hose diameter is gonna be 1/2". It's gonna come with all the clamps and hardware you need to get it installed. The people who benefit most from this package are those who do a lot of hauling behind it.


Derale Transmission Coolers D13760 Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're gonna take a look at the Derale Hyper Cool Remote Cooler Assembly with the fan. Now, this part will improve performance and overall functioning of your engine or transmission.It has the super-efficient stacked plate cooler core for optimum heat transfer. This is the most efficient cooling system with a large surface area of a stacked plate design and turbulator technology. It does use the furnace brazed aluminum construction for great heat dissipation.On the other side, you can see, here, it offers superior air flow with this 500 cubic feet per minute reversible electric Tornado fan. This fan is reversible. It comes out of the box set up as a puller fan.


Transmission Cooler Installation - 2010 Honda Odyssey

Speaker 1: Today in this 2010 Honda Odyssey, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Derale series 8000 plate fin transmission cooler, part number D13502.Now here's what our transmission cooler looks like installed. For video purposes we've left off our radiator cover panel here, so you can see what it looks like. The reason you're going to want an auxiliary transmission cooler on your vehicle, is because the number one killer of automatic transmissions today is heat. By adding an additional or an auxiliary transmission cooler to your vehicle, you can help lower the operating temperature of your transmission thus extending the life of your fluid and the overall life of your transmission itself.Now most vehicles such as this Odyssey here that are equipped with an automatic transmission, already have some sort of a transmission cooler built into them. On this Odyssey's case, it's built into the vehicles' radiator. Now while this is adequate for most situations, if you find yourself towing a trailer or going up mountainous terrain especially with the trailer.


Derale Transmission Coolers D51606 Review

Today, we're going to take a look at the Derale 16-row, high-performance, stacked-plate cooler with the minus six A and N fittings. This cooler will prolong life of your engine or your transmission because it will work as either an engine oil or a transmission cooler. Improves overall performance. Prevents any heat related failures. It will facilitate heat transfer between high-pressure fluids with its furnace-brazed aluminum construction. You can see it is designed with 16 rows with two inch wide turbulator plates for increased capacity and more efficient cooling.


Transmission Cooler Installation - 2017 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2017 Honda Pilot, we'll be having a look at, and installing, the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit. Part number D13503. Here's what our transmission cooler looks like installed. Obviously we have our fascia off right now, but this is so you can get a good look at what it looks like on the vehicle installed. This transmission cooler is a great solution for Honda Pilot's lack of proper transmission cooling if you want to tow a trailer. Honda actually recommends installing an aftermarket transmission cooler if you want to tow a trailer with your Pilot. This class three transmission cooler will help lower transmission temperature.


Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, we're going to review and install the Flex-a-Lite Translife Transmission Cooler. Part number FLX4110. With this part number, this is what you get. This is our transmission cooler right here. We got a nice length of hose to hook up to our transmission lines. We have some barb fittings that hook up our lines to, some matching clamps and also some cushions that'll go between transmission cooler and where we mount it up to. This is a great addition to your vehicle if you're going to do a lot of towing with it.


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Transmission Coolers Questions and Answers

  • How to Determine Which Transmission Line is the Return Line for Installing a Transmission Cooler
  • The method we use to determine the correct line to install a transmission cooler on is pretty simple. You want to install the cooler on the return line. To determine which line is the return line you will want to start with your truck totally cooled off. Start the truck and put it in drive, apply the brakes firmly and then apply the accelerator slightly so that the rpms climb. Put the truck back in park and shut it off. Now go out and feel the two lines leaving the radiator. The cooler...
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  • Bypassing Factory Transmission Cooler on a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder
  • It is possible to install a transmission cooler and bypass the factory transmission cooler on your 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. This is not recommended by manufacturers, but it is possible. You will want to get the largest transmission cooler that will fit your vehicle. I do not know the area that you have available to install a transmission cooler, but if it will fit, I would recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part # D13504. The overall dimensions for this cooler...
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  • Tow Capacity of 4x4 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic with 5.3L and Transmission Cooler Recommendation
  • You will want to first consult your vehicle owners manual but based on my research your truck has a standard towing capacity of 7,500 pounds and max towing capacity of 10,500 pounds. The max is usually either with the truck properly equipped or when using weight distribution. Your owners manual should be able to shed some light on this. Even with the truck properly equipped, and/or using weight distribution you will still be near the maximum of the truck. If a more capable truck is...
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 with 5.3 Liter Motor
  • For a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 with the 5.3 liter the towing capacity will be one of the following depending on how your truck is configured: Regular Cab, Long Bed 3.73 rear end, 8,000 4.10 rear end, 9,000 Crew Cab, Long Bed 3.73 rear end, 7,500 pounds 4.10 rear end, 8,500 pounds Extended Cab, Long Bed 3.73 rear end, 7,600 pounds 4.10 rear end, 8,600 pounds Regular Cab, Short Bed 3.73 rear end, 8,200 pounds 4.10 rear end, 9,200 pounds Extended Cab, Short Bed 3.73...
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  • Comparison of Plate and Fin Style Transmission Coolers and Tube and Fin Style Transmission Coolers
  • The difference between the plate and fin style, # D13504, and the tube and fin style cooler, # D12904, is that the plate and fin models can cool better than the tube and fin models. You will notice that plate and fin coolers with the same rating as tube and fin coolers are smaller in size. Basically, the plate and fin cooler provides more surface area to extract heat from the transmission oil and also has internal turbulator technology to help the oil to cool faster and prevent pressure...
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  • Does a 2007 Toyota RAV4 Towing a 2000 lb Boat Need a Transmission Cooler
  • The Curt Class III receiver, part # 13509 is highly rated and would be a great choice for your Rav4. According to my research, the 2007 V6 is rated for 3500 lbs of towing when properly equipped. I would recommend checking your owners manual to confirm your towing capacity. To complete your towing system, you might need the following: Trailer wiring harness with 4-pole trailer connector # 118412 Ball mount, # 2923 2 inch trailer ball, # 19247 1-7/8 trailer ball, # 19260 A...
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  • Recommendation For Transmission Cooler on 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS With 4.8 Liter V8
  • Ideally you want to keep the temperature of the transmission fluid in the 160 to 200 degree range. You cannot cool transmission fluid too much. Transmission coolers are universal fit items so you will want to measure the space you have in front of your air conditioning condenser or your radiator to see what size cooler will fit your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Installing an additional transmission cooler in-line with the current transmission cooler would help in cooling the transmission...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendations for a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L
  • When it comes to installing an aftermarket transmission cooler you will want to choose the largest and highest rated transmission cooler that will fit on your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L because transmission fluid cannot be over cooled. Aftermarket transmission coolers are supplemental coolers and are designed to be install in-line with your factory transmission coolers return line. Transmission coolers with fans like the Derale 16-Pass Electra-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler...
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  • Which Transmission Cooler is Recommended for a Nissan Frontier with 6,500 Pound Towing Capacity
  • The best way to decide which class cooler you need is to take a look at what you will be towing and where. If you will be towing a light load, less than 2,000 pounds, in flat driving conditions, your vehicle will do fine with a Class I. If you will be towing 6,000 pound load through some hills, I would use the Class III cooler. I prefer the 8000 and 9000 series. They are built a little heavier and are more resilient. The 7000 series are built a little lighter and can be damaged more...
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  • What is Correct Placement of Derale Dual-Pass Heat Sink Transmission Cooler # D13265
  • Maximum air flow will increase the heat exchange performance of any oil or transmission fluid cooler. This is true for flat plate-fin and tube-fin type coolers that typically mount in front of the air conditioning condenser as well as for heat-sink-type coolers intended for mounting on the frame rail. If mounted in a location that does not provide maximum air flow the cooler will still help to reduce the fluid temperature to some extent but it will not function at its best. If you prefer...
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  • Installing Derale Transmission Cooler to Replace OEM Cooler on 2007 Nissan Frontier SE
  • The Derale transmission coolers we sell are designed more as a supplemental cooler that is meant to augment the factory transmission cooler portion of the radiator, not replace it entirely. If you are experiencing the common problem with the radiator leaking causing the engine coolant contaminating the transmission fluid, your best bet really would be to have the original radiator replaced. I did a Google search using the keywords Nissan Radiator Problem and found that Nissan has extended...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2007 Chevy Silverado 4x4 with Tow Package and 5.3 Liter
  • The ideal operating temperature for the transmission and fluid is between 160 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Transmission fluid cannot be overcooled, so adding an aftermarket cooler would be a good idea as factory coolers can be inadequate for towing applications. The Derale Transmission Cooler, # D13502, is one of the recommended coolers for the 2007 Chevy Silverado with the 5.3 liter engine. Since you are towing upwards of 9,000 pounds, I would recommend a higher capacity cooler like...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • All vehicles with an automatic transmission have a factory transmission cooler. Normally it is located inside the radiator but it can also be outside of the radiator. Trucks that have a tow package often have a larger cooler that is outside of the radiator. Regardless of where your factory cooler is located, you can still add a supplemental cooler because transmission fluid cannot be over cooled. You are correct about towing in warmer weather and in the mountains. It will increase the...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy Silverado with 5.3 Liter Engine
  • The optimum temperature for transmission fluid is between 160 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit (70 to 93 degrees Celsius) so at 240 (116 Celsius) you were definitely above that range. When towing up a high at low speeds using a low gear or towing mode, if available, would be the correct way to go about towing the trailer. I would recommend adding a transmission cooler to your 2010 Chevy Silverado. I would use a class III or higher cooler rated for at least 6,000 pounds. You can use # D13503...
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  • Why are Transmission Coolers Installed on the Fluid Return Line After the Radiator Mounted Cooler
  • The biggest reason that transmission cooler manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers want transmission coolers installed after the factory cooler rather than before it is because the transmission cooler in the radiator is surrounded by the coolant in the radiator. The transmission fluid leaving the radiator mounted cooler can be cooled further by the aftermarket transmission cooler. Installation before the OEM radiator mounted transmission fluid cooler would negate most or all of the...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendations for a 2002 F-350 with the 7.3L Diesel
  • Transmission fluid should run below 200 degrees Fahrenheit. At 240 degrees you definitely need to make some sort of change to reduce the temperature. I would first recommend having the transmission checked by a qualified automotive technician to be sure it is performing properly. This will assure you that no damage has been caused to the transmission and you will not be stranded. Installing a transmission cooler will not reverse any damage that may have already been caused. If you find...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab with 4.8 Liter Engine
  • The ideal operating temperature for transmission fluid is between 160 to 200 degrees. Your 2009 Chevy Silverado does have a factory transmission cooler, but factory coolers are often inadequate for towing. Since your fluid is reaching 250 degrees, you would benefit greatly from a transmission cooler. For your 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 4.8 liter engine, I recommend the Derale Transmission Cooler, # D13503. This is a class III cooler rated for up to 6,000 pounds gross trailer...
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  • Location of Transmission Lines on a 2001 Ford Ranger For addition of a Transmission Cooler
  • One of my co-workers here happens to have a 2001 Ford Ranger with 4.0 Liter engine and automatic transmission, so I went out and checked under the hood. The transmission lines are located at the drivers side radiator tank, see photo, and run down, then across to the passengers side before turning back and running to the transmission. You should check your vehicle because different vehicle accessories or packages and the engine size and drive train may affect the location of the transmission...
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  • Can a Transmission Cooler be Used to Bypass the Radiator on a 32ft Motor Home
  • I verified with my contact at Derale that the Derale Hyper-Cool Transmission Cooler, # D15960, will work to bypass your radiator and cool your transmission fluid. One important thing to consider when installing a transmission cooler is the size of your transmission lines. If the diameter of your transmission lines are 1/2 inch in diameter, then you will want to go with the transmission cooler that you referenced. If your transmission lines are 3/8 inch in diameter, then you will want the...
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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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