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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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  • What is the Temperature Range for Flex-a-lite Temperature Sensor Item # FLX33011
  • The operating temperature for the Flex-a-lite Temperature Sensor Item # FLX33011 is adjustable. The range is 180 degrees to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. The rod that is on the top turns to adjust the temperature at which the fan will turn on. So if you have it set to the lowest setting it will kick the fan on at 180 degrees.
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  • Recommended Engine and Transmission Coolers for 2005 Dodge Dakota SLT V8
  • Towing will put an additional heat burden on both your engine cooling system and your transmission. A higher capacity radiator like Flex-a-lite # FLX50064 will certainly drop your engine temp when you're towing with your Dakota, but an easier and less-costly alternative is to simply add a powered fan like the Derale # D18217. Radiator upgrade are usually needed only for extreme applications like racing. This fan is a push or pull type so it can be mounted on the inside of your radiator...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Transmission Cooler on a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 8.1 L for Towing
  • I recommend going with the Flex-a-lite Cooler # FLX4118GMT that is a direct fit for your 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. Even though the hose diameter may be less than your factory cooler the Flex-a-lite is definitely an upgrade. Just the size of the cooling surface alone makes this obvious. You can see a great comparison of the two in the attached video. The video also shows the installation process for you.
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  • Compatibility of the Flex-a-Lite Translife Transmission Cooler on a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado
  • Most transmission coolers are universal in application and are intended to be an addition to and not a replacement for any OEM transmission cooler that may be installed on a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado w the Duramax Diesel engine. The With that said, Flex-a-Lite does have a recommendation for a cooler to fit your Silverado. The Flex-a-Lite Translife Direct Fit Transmission Cooler, # FLX4118GMT, is designed to fit 1999 to 2012 GM full size trucks and SUVs. The cooler is designed to provide...
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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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  • 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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  • How Does Flex a Lite Cooler part # FLX4126 Mount to Vehicle with Included Hardware
  • The mounting hardware that comes with the Flex a Lite Cooler part # FLX4126 that you referenced is the long black rods that you see in the attached picture. What you do is slide those through the cooler and then also through the radiator of your vehicle and attach them with the anchors on the other side. The rods will push through the fins of the cooler without damaging them and provide a very solid attachment style.
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  • Installation of the Flex-A-Lite Transmission Cooler on a 1999 Dodge Ram With 5.9 L Gas Engine
  • The barbed adapters of the Flex-A-Lite Transmission Cooler, # FLX4126, are mads to fit 3/8 inch transmission hose that is included in the transmission cooler kit. I contacted Flex-A-Light and they told me that this cooler would be acceptable for use on your 1999 Dodge Ram. You will have to use the existing transmission lines to connect to the transmission cooler. These coolers are not direct fit items and some modification may be done to install it into your vehicle.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Trans Cooler for 2003 Nissan Frontier with Supercharged V6
  • Since you want to completely replace the OEM transmission cooler in your 2003 Nissan Frontier I suggest you go for a fan-powered Class V unit like # D15900 from Derale. Fan-powered coolers cool your transmission fluid at all times, even if you are standing still. If you do any amount of low-speed off-roading then this type of cooler is a better choice. It will, like the OEM radiator's coolant fluid, lower the transmission temperature even when you are not moving. Since your engine is supercharged,...
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  • Remote Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 1995 Dodge Ram with Fan
  • I have a solution for you, but the part # FLX45951 is set up to be used as an engine oil cooler so it's fittings aren't easily compatible with transmission lines. Instead the part # D15950 would be a better solution for you. It comes with barb fittings that the included rubber hose would fit. Basically you would use a compression fitting like what you see in the diagram I attached to attach the return line of the factory transmission cooler so that you can then attach the cooler in line...
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  • Will the Flex-a-Lite Transmission Cooler # FLX4126V Fit a 200 1Ford F250 7.3L Diesel
  • The Flex-a-Lite Transmission Cooler, # FLX4126V, is an universal transmission cooler kit that will fit your 2001 Ford F-250 Diesel truck. The kit will include hoses and connection hardware to allow you to install the unit on your vehicle. All aftermarket cooler are intended to work in conjunction with the OEM transmission cooler. You should never bypass or replace an OEM cooler with an aftermarket cooler. I have attached a couple help articles on transmission coolers for you to review.
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  • Does Flex-a-lite Heavy Duty Engine Oil Cooler Kit # FLX3954 Come with Sandwich Adapter
  • The Flex-a-lite Heavy Duty Engine Oil Cooler Kit # FLX3954 that you referenced does come with a sandwich adapter which allows it to connect to the oil system of a vehicle via the oil filter fitting. The filter thread size of this is 13/1 inch.
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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 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 2006 Chevrolet Silverado With Diesel Transmission
  • The transmission cooler class is there because you want to make sure you find a cooler that is sufficient for your vehicle. If you have a Class ll hitch, then a Class ll cooler would work but it never hurts to install a larger cooler. The transmission cooler I recommend for your Chevrolet is the Flex-a-lite Translife Direct Fit Transmission Cooler # FLX4118GMT. This is a Class lll cooler and comes with the hoses and mounting hardware you need.
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  • Recommendation for 16 Inch Reversible Electric Radiator Fan with Thermostat
  • For a 16 inch electric fan that comes with a thermostat you can use # D16316. It can also be mounted as a pusher or puller. If you want to go with the Flex-a-lite fan you can add the Flex-a-lite Adjustable Temperature Controller for Electric Fan Item # FLX31149. I have linked a video review of this part for you.
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  • Fittings and Hose Recommendations for Flex-a-Lite Remote Transmission Cooler for 2015 Ford F-150
  • The fittings on transmission cooler # FLX45951 are 1/2 inch female NPT fittings so you would need to use the male mating fittings to attach hose to the cooler. In this case you would need to use # D15712 for a 2-pack of fittings. And for a 10-foot length of hose that is compatible with the fittings use # D15700. To attach the 1/2 inch hose to the factory transmission lines you will need to either cut and flare the lines or use a compression fitting that is the appropriate size for your...
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