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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 5.3 Liter
  • The general rule is to keep the transmission fluid at or below 200 degrees Fahrenheit. When towing, especially in the mountains and in summer time, the transmission fluid temperature can increase much higher so adding a supplemental cooler is a good idea. A supplemental cooler can decrease the temperature significantly due to more airflow to the fluid and more capacity (fluid) in the system. The most popular cooler for your 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 is # D13503. But if it were me...
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  • Transmission Cooler Installation in CVT Transmission in 2003 Nissan Murano
  • Continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) in the most general theoretical sense could be equipped with a cooler to lower their operating temperature but their sometimes sensitive nature, and the high cost of fluid for CVTs, makes installing one less of a no-brainer than on a vehicle with a standard tranny. The concern, as I understand it, centers around the fact that any changes to the system from cooler installation will affect fluid pressure, and that can affect shifting performance. I...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 2014 Ram 1500 With 5.7 Hemi
  • For your 2014 Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi, I recommend the 2014 Ram 1500 Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler w/ Guard - Tube and Fin - Barbed Fitting - Class V, # FLX4126V. This cooler is a confirmed fit with 8 pass configuration and overall dimensions of 20 wide x 10 tall x 3/4 inches deep. This cooler has turbulators inside tubes for superior heat transfer. Unfortunately, we do not ship to Saudi Arabia unless you have an FPO or APO address.
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  • What are the Different Ways to Mount a Transmission Cooler
  • The transmission cooler kits we offer are completely universal meaning they can be installed in any fashion on almost all vehicles. Most of them come with either metal mounting brackets which can be attached to any support between the radiator and grill or zip cables which are designed to be ran through the radiator to pin the cooler against it. The Flex-a-lite Direct Fit Transmission Cooler part # FLX41124RV comes with the metal mounting brackets and will be a great option for your 2012...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For A 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L V8
  • I have the perfect transmission cooler options for your 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L V8. The best non-remoted mounted transmission cooler to use would be the largest one available you have space for in front of your radiator and behind you grill. The largest non-remoted mounted transmission cooler we have listed for your vehicle is the Flex-a-lite Translife Direct Fit Transmission Cooler part # FLX4118GMT which has a set of mounting brackets that attach to your vehicle's front support...
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  • 2100 CFM Derale Electric Cooling Fan
  • I contacted TPI Corporation in Tennessee for information about the fan part 20-3114 and I was advised that this item is not one of their valid part numbers. However, we do have a Derale fan that might work well for you, their 2-Speed 2100-CFM High Output 14-Inch electric fan # D18214 which fits your available space dimensions. All fans appear on the linked page and dimensions are provided in the specs to help you select your best option.
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  • Thermostat Recommendation for the Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler with Fan # FLX4190
  • If you wanted the Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler # FLX4190 to run all the time you would run the power and ground wires of the fan to a power source and ground. The preferred method is to use a thermostat like part # D18735 so that it only comes on when the temperatures get above 165 degrees.
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  • Transmission Cooler for a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 6.0 Liter Motor
  • For a transmission cooler for your 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 364 motor I recommend going with an efficient cooler (higher class rating) for optimum cooling. Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler w/ Guard - Tube and Fin - Barbed Fitting - Class V Item # FLX4126V is a great option since it has a class V rating meaning it is very efficient. I have linked a video review of this cooler and a link to our informational article on transmission coolers for you. A 5th wheel trailer would...
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  • Availability of an Auxiliary Electric Fan That Will Provide Efficient Cooling on a Class C Coach
  • The actual CFM rating that you will need to properly cool you radiator, engine, and other cooling components is relative to your driving situations and habits. The general answer is the higher the CFM then more air will be pushed through the system. Typically, a big block V8 will need 3,400 to 4,500 CFMs to operate efficiently. However, this could be higher depending towing and driving situations. Since your Ford has a V10 engine, I suggest looking at fans with 5,000 CFM and higher to...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for Ford F-150 with EcoBoost
  • That's a pretty heavy trailer for your truck so you would want to go with the a larger transmission cooler like the part # D13504 which measures 11" Wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep. As long as you have room for it in front of your radiator it would do a great job. Be sure that you aren't exceeding the towing capacities of your truck though as well.
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L V8 323 Cubic Inch Engine
  • For your 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, I think you are on the right track with the # FLX41236, you asked this question from. It is 20" wide x 10" tall x 3/4" deep. For your specific application, I recommend a plate-fin cooler like the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class IV - Efficient, # D13504. This plate-fin style provides increased surface area for the plates to cool faster. This transmission cooler has the turbulator technology that agitates...
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  • Best Transmission Cooler for a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 6.6L Duramax with Allison Transmission
  • The Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler part FLX4126V will physically fit your 2009 Chevrolet Silverado with the 6.6L Duramax diesel engine as long as you have 20" wide x 10" tall x 3/4" deep of space in front of your radiator/condenser behind your grill. However, Flex-a-lite does not recommend using one of their coolers with the Allison transmission due to potential loss of pressure. We have confirmed with Derale that the use of their transmission coolers will not create a loss...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2005 Nissan Murano
  • For about the same price you would be much better off going with the Derale transmission cooler part # D13502 as it is a more efficient style of cooler. It is a plate-fin cooler which does a better job extracting heat than the tube-fin style you mentioned. A transmission cooler is a great insurance policy to prolong the life of a transmission. You definitely want to fix the leak as soon as possible. The difference between the two coolers you mentioned is that the # FLX4112 is 3 inches...
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  • Transmission Cooler for a 2009 Chevy Suburban Towing a 4,600 Pound Travel Trailer
  • For your 2009 Chevy Suburban I recommend a highly efficient supplemental cooler since your fluid temperature did get pretty high. Take a look at Flex-a-lite cooler # FLX4126. This is a Class V rated cooler meaning that it offers substantial additional cooling to help keep the fluid temperature down to a safer range. I have linked a video review of this cooler for you. I have also included a helpful link to our article on transmission coolers for you.
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  • Difference Between Flex a Lite Transmission Cooler FLX4118GMT and FLX41186GMT
  • The picture may not reflect the actual difference but the part # FLX41186GMT uses 6 AN fittings and the # FLX4118GMT uses standard barbed fittings. What's interesting is that the AN fitting of the # FLX41186GMT has a barb attachment on it.
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  • Best Transmission Cooler for a 2012 Jeep Liberty Mounted Between the Condenser and Radiator
  • The best transmission cooler for your 2012 Jeep Liberty will be the largest one in the space you have available. If you are referring to position two as being between the condenser and the radiator, you will need at least 3/4" to do so. I recommend using a tube and fin cooler such as the Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler part # FLX4126 because this transmission cooler has one of the largest overall dimension in addition to the thinnest profile we offer. As long as you have 20" wide...
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  • Transmission Cooler Options for 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 with 5.9L Turbocharged Diesel
  • In a vehicle that does not offer enough clearance in front of the A/C condenser to install a passive radiator-style transmission cooler like # FLX4126-6V you sometimes have other options. In your case with your 5.9L turbocharged diesel Ram 2500, you can use a pan-type cooler and/or a fan-powered cooler that allows for remote installation. You can use a pan cooler if you have one of the compatible transmissions installed on your truck. The linked page displays four such products from...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendations for a 1997 Mercury Villager
  • There are 3 common locations for a transmission cooler on a vehicle. You can check them all to see which has the most space. The most efficient location is in front of the AC condenser . The next most efficient is between the condenser and the radiator. And the least efficient is behind the radiator. Cooler # D13502 will take up little space. It is 11 inches across, 7-1/4 inches tall, and 7/8 of an inch deep. You can check those three locations mentioned above to see which has enough...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For A 2006 Ford Explorer 4.6L V8
  • Generally speaking, the best transmission cooler to use would be the largest one you have available space for behind the grill and in front of the radiator. The largest available cooler we have as a confirmed fit for your vehicle is the Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler part # FLX4126. This cooler comes with everything needed for installation except the vehicle specific transmission cooler line fitting part # D13024 and part # D13025. This cooler will work well with your vehicle...
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  • What Gauge Wire is Used on the Flex-a-lite 40 Amp Fuse Holder Part # FLX30357K
  • The Flex-a-lite 40 Amp Fuse Holder part # FLX30357K uses a 10 AWG wire and yes, the 40 amp fuse included with the kit can be replaced with a 30 amp fuse. However, you will need to purchase the 30 amp fuse separately as we do not sell them. The fuse holder also comes with a butt connector and ring terminal. I have attached a review video of the fuse holder for you as well.
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  • What is the GVW Rating of the Flex-a-Lite Transmission Cooler
  • My contact at Flex-a-Lite confirmed that the Flex-a-Lite Translife Transmission Cooler, # FLX4112-6, having a GVW rating of 12,000 lbs. With this in mind, I recommend looking at the Flex-a-Lite cooler # FLX4116-6. The cooler is a little taller at 7-1/2 inches, but has a GVW of 16,000 lbs. This cooler will give you a little more volume and a little more efficient cooling.
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  • Will the Flex-a-lite Translife 5" x 15" Transmission Cooler Kit # FLX4112V fit a 2012 Nissan Altima
  • Yes, the Flex-a-lite Translife 5" x 15" Transmission Cooler Kit # FLX4112V will fit your 2012 Nissan Altima but you will need to do some measuring to find out where the best place to install it is. I have attached some helpful articles on transmission coolers for additional information about coolers and where to install them for you to check out.
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  • How Are Coolant Lines Run When Installing Transmission Cooler
  • I have attached a drawing that shows how the transmission cooler lines are routed. You have a line that runs from the transmission and sends the hot fluid to the radiator. There is anoth er line that runs from the radiator after it is cooled back to the transmission. When you install a summplemental cooler like part # FLX4118-6 you use the line that normally runs back to the transmission from the radiator and route it to the new cooler. You then run a line from the new cooler back...
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  • How to Remove the Motor Shaft from a Flex-a-Lite Fan to Replace the Motor
  • I spoke with Flex-a-lite about this and the way they suggest to remove the motor shaft from a fan like # FLX10824 is to wrap your fingers around on the other side of the blades and keep your thumbs on the front side and work it out bit by bit. If this doesn't work another suggesting is to take a small file and lightly file into the grove on top of the motor shaft. There is sometimes a bur inside that grove that you can lightly file away. If you're replacing the motor use # FLX30178...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 2012 Nissan Titan
  • The transmission cooler I recommend for your 2012 Titan is the Flex-A-Lite, part # FLX4126V. This tube and fin cooler is a Class V cooler and has an 8-pass configuration. You will need to make sure you have the room for this cooler that measures 20-inches wide, 10-inches tall and 3/4-inch deep. This cooler comes with a guard to help prevent damage to the outside fins of the cooler.
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  • Installation Of Transmission Cooler With -6 AN Fittings On 2005 Chevy Silverado With 6.6L V8 Diesel
  • -6 AN fittings are a specific threaded fitting size on GM vehicles. The Flex-a-lite Translife Direct Fit Transmission Cooler - Tube and Fin -6 AN Fitting - Class III, # FLX41186GMT has the specific fitings but also the barb attachment for hose and clamp. On this cooler, the lines attach to the sides of the cooler. This transmission cooler has internal turbulators for superior heat transfer. I've attached an installation video of a similar transmission cooler for you to view.
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  • Recommended Supplementary Transmission Cooler for 2004 Dodge Dakota
  • Transmission fluid temperature can rise quickly when towing, especially in warmer weather and when towing on uphill grades which naturally mean slower speeds and reduced air flow to your Dakota's cooling system. Supplementary coolers are a wise addition to a towing vehicle, and so too is keeping your transmission fluid fresh as you have done. Standard passive coolers like Derale # D13503 (along with hose fitting kit # D13030) can install in front of your AC condenser to give you more...
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  • Available Transmission Coolers for 2013 GMC Yukon with 5.3L V8
  • The supplementary transmission cooler I recommend for your 2013 GMC Yukon with 5.3L V8 is the Class III Derale # D13503, along with the adapter fitting # D13035. This cooler is quite popular among Yukon owners and our customers have rated it highly. It costs less than many other options and you can see an installation of this cooler by clicking on the linked video. We do also have larger Class V Flex-a-Lite transmission coolers for the Yukon, # FLX4126 and # FLX4126V. These coolers are...
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  • Which Lines Are Incoming And Return Line On Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler For 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Most of the time the line that goes from the transmission to the top of the radiator is the inlet line. The lower line is the return line that goes back to the transmission. The best way to find the inlet line is to check when the vehicle engine is cold. Then start the engine for about 15 seconds. Shut the engine off and touch the lines. The warmer of the two lines is the inlet line to the radiator. The Flex-a-lite Translife Direct Fit Transmission Cooler, part # FLX4118GMT is a Class...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 3/8 Inch Hoses on 2002 Ford Excursion 6.8L
  • For your 2002 Ford Excursion 6.8, I recommend the Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler - Tube and Fin - Barbed Fitting - Class V # FLX4126. This is a tube-fin cooler that has turbulators inside tubes for superior heat transfer. It is 20 inches wide, 10 inches tall, and 3/4 inches deep. This kit comes with the hoses, fittings, and nylon nuts and bolts for mounting. I also recommend the Cooler Guard for Flex-a-lite 10" x 20" Transmission Cooler # FLX4126G. The included mounts attach...
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