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Old 12-13-2015, 06:05 PM   #1
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Anyone ever use a Derale Performance Transmission pan it has tubes that run threw the pan to let air run thew to cool the transmission fluid

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Old 12-13-2015, 08:53 PM   #2
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The tubes through the transmission pan seem like a good idea but they do very little to cool the fluid. There's not much air flow through them. I don't see what you are driving, but you should already have an auxiliary transmission cooler that will work just fine. If you want to increase the cooling, spend the money on an additional or larger cooler rather than changing the pan.

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Old 12-13-2015, 09:03 PM   #3
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I put this on my rock crawler TJ.
Kept the 700r4 cool, even in summer, playing on the rocks.

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Striper, thought about installing one, but instead went with a Derale Series 10000 40 row stacked plate tranny cooler. It's rated a 67,000 btu heat disapation per hour. The stock Ford cooler on my 2012 E-450 is only rated at 15,000 btu per hour...a big difference.
Simple to install and was able to use the stock Ford tranny cooler hoses. My install looks almost factory fit into the same space as oe cooler.
Derale is probably the best product out there. They mak everything from the cheaper type coolers up to the stacked plate design....not cheap, but very well made. Pricy, but you get what you pay for.
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:45 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by striper44 View Post
Anyone ever use a Derale Performance Transmission pan it has tubes that run threw the pan to let air run thew to cool the transmission fluid
Been using one for about three years. I see about a 20 degree drop, but like others have said there's probably better methods. The deep pan does add 5 more qtrs. Probably wouldn't go this route again, think the additional or larger trans coolers are probably more efficient.
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