Expert Reply: Yes, the core in Derale transmission cooler # D13403 can be mounted so that the lines enter and exit from the side rather than the top. There is enough pressure in the lines to push the fluid through no matter how you choose to mount it!
Can a transmission cooler be mounted sideways?
Do Transmission Coolers Have to Install Right Side Up Or Can they be Upside Down. Expert Reply: The Derale stacked plate transmission coolers like part # D13403 can be mounted in any orientation that you need including having the hose fittings down.
Where should I mount a transmission cooler?
This will provide the most efficient transmission fluid cooling system for your vehicle. Mount the supplemental B&M SuperCooler in an area where the cooler receives good air flow circulation. The best location is in front of the radiator.
Are transmission cooler lines high pressure?
Its NOT only pressure you have to worry about, its also compatibility with the trans fluid. NOT aware of the pressures being any higher than other transmissions, so if you use “Transmission Cooler Hose” you should be fine.
Is it safe to bypass radiator transmission cooler?
Bypassing your radiator transmission cooler would likely cause the fluid in your transmission to over heat causing premature transmission failure.
Does it matter which transmission cooler line goes where?
The top hose from the transmission cooler goes to the top pass through nipple to the transmission and the bottom hose from the transmission cooler goes to the bottom pass through nipple into the bottom of the radiator.
Should transmission cooler be before or after radiator?
Should the cooler be installed before or after the radiator? Answer: We recommend installing the auxiliary cooler after the radiator to return the coolest fluid directly to the transmission.
Do you really need a transmission cooler?
For every 20F degree drop in transmission fluid temperature, you can expect to extend the fluid and equipment life, thereby extending the life of the vehicle. That’s why it is very important to have a quality transmission cooler, and more importantly, to have it professionally installed.
Can you use rubber hose for transmission cooler lines?
You can use rubber hose, but make sure it’s transmission cooler line rated. The pressure is quite low (12-15 psi). Double clamp it or use FI type clamps instead of the worm-drive style.
How much pressure is there in a transmission line?
During normal operation, its about 150 and the return line around 50 psi.
Why do transmission cooler lines leak?
Transmission cooling lines leaking means either low-level of fluid or interrupted flow in the transmission. In both cases, the result is an overheated transmission that may stop functioning if the condition persists. Sometimes, it is difficult to spot the leak at the initial stage.
Can you bypass transmission cooler lines?
It is possible to bypass the factory cooler in the radiator by blocking off the input/output locations for the transmission cooler on the radiator. You would then need to mount the largest possible cooler that you can get to fit or install a remote cooler with its own fan.
How much does it cost to have a transmission cooler installed?
As a DIY project, you’ll pay between $30 and $60 for the oil cooler and spend 1 1/2 to 2 hours on installation. You can have a local transmission shop install a transmission oil cooler in your vehicle. Expect to pay between $150 and $250 for the job.
How do you cool an automatic transmission?
Allowing the car to idle in neutral, while sitting at red lights, in congested traffic or at rail road tracks, reduces the strain on the transmission, allowing the transmission to cool.