do i need a transmission cooler for towing

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That  warranty will not be affected by the addition. You didn't say what size tires you are running. BTW, take time to enjoy the trips you take…I can't imagine going more than 500 miles (towing) per day! Change engine oil and filter at 3,000 to 5,000 when towing. I'll keep a watch out for any additional info / comments you may have. Post edited 2:49 am – February 8, 2011 by Royal Coachman — Centennial, Colorado, Hi mbanda,  I have a call into Kia on that currently and am awaiting the return call. I know they come as part of a trailer towing package on any factory vehicle. Keep the answers coming too and don't forget to "Keep The Shinny Side. Change differential oil at 40,000 to 45,000 miles same as x-mission oil, and finally stay as close to the manufactures recommended weights as possible. I think that would go a long way towards more frequent transmission fluid changes, but still it is quite the bummer. A look at the options list shows the auxiliary trans fluid cooler is part of the Tow Prep Package which do not have and will be pricy to get. You just need a more powerful vehicle. 2010 16BH towed by 2002 F-150 Super Crew 4.6L V8. It is best if you take your vehicle in for auto repair in Vancouver and have all fluid levels checked to ensure they are clean and adequate for towing. Ken. then he feels I should reconsider what I'm using for a TV. But just because you're doing a little towing doesn't necessarily mean you need a transmission cooler. Thanks for the interest. is it possible to bypass egr switch for a 220 cdi mercerdes benz 2008 model? That's not a heavy trailer by any stretch, but you could easily overheat your transmission in stop-and-go traffic or climbing hills. best transmission cooler for towing at first sight simple, but in fact very dangerous and responsible event. The transmission cooler is a flow-through device and operates anytime the engine is running. As can be seen in my siggy, we pull the 16BH aerodynamic brick on wheels with a small V8 engine. I expect the bill to be around $200…just seems like fairly cheap insurance to hopefully avoid burning up a transmission. We have places that we enjoy stopping along the way like the  Stratigic Air Command Museum in Ashland, NE among several others. Spree Escape E19SB – 2009 Kia Sedona 6 cyl. Maybe someone from one of those markets can be of assistance. SUBARU warranties do not apply to vehicle damage or malfunction caused by trailer towing.. Web Design and Development by Victoria Lantz, This forum requires Javascript to be enabled for posting content. I share your feelings on the number of miles a day — as I had mentioned in my latest post, we try to maintain a 300 to 350 mile max a day but there again we are retired and have that kind of opportunity and luxury. That sounds like a long trip you took at Christmas but then again that's a little warmer climate than we are used to in Colorado at Christmas time. 0 0. Kit comes with everything to install cooler with. any ideas on what i should do would be great.. for sure..yes ....heat is the biggest killer. A transmission cooler is a component that you can add on to your transmission that, big shock here, cools your transmission. Tommy Bayeast. Money well spent in my opinion. Do I need to be thinking about a transmission cooler or anything like that? The estimate from the Toyota dealer using their name-brand cooler was in excess of $600 – pretty steep! I also called the local Toyota dealership and confirmed that no warranty is voided with an aftermarket transmission cooler. If you do want/need a transmission cooler I recommend going with the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13503 because it is the most efficient cooler available for your 2016 F-150. At a minimum, an oil temp gauge is needed. And last but not least, drive at reasonable speeds — like 55 to 60 mph. not a huge cost but I would like to know if anyone install it not for towing, but more like a preventive upgrade. I guess $280 is cheap compared to a transmission overhaul. Hi mbanda,  Thanks for your reply. Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. I asked transmission repair experts in Milton, Brisbane, who do fleet as well, about my 2005 Landcruiser TD auto and reply was a flat and firm "No, they already have that well sorted" and strict advice to stay away from aftermarket because, "If anything is going to fail on a LC it will be an aftermarket part". If there is an opportunity to repair your equipment without resorting to towing, then it is better to do so. It does so by cooling heated fluid that is sent through it by using the air flowing over the fins of the cooler. You don't necessarily have to have a transmission cooler, but if you plan on towing more towards your max trailer capacity it is definitely beneficial and reduces strain on your engine. On my camaro that I race, I run 2 extra trans coolers. Oh, I see it is an 09 model vehicle. You have a stock trans cooler built into your rad., but for towing, hard driving, racing, etc it's not enough to keep the trans cool enough. I hope this is of interest to members and at least gives some idea of what is happening whilst towing. I knew I would be towing the trailer when I bought the car so I purchased an additional and extended warranty. Post edited 10:46 pm – February 9, 2011 by Royal Coachman — Centennial, Colorado, Isn't it fun to look back on the way things used to be and much they have improved! I would put an auto trans cooler on any Falcon regardless of towing or not! Subaru has a transmission cooler for towing with SJ's in some non US markets. In response to your comment about travel habits, we are both retired and have the freedom of being able to drive fewer miles a day. Also, thanks for the well wishes in our travels and the very same to you and the director. But they are both ours and we plan accordingly. As the others have suggested, you need to remove your bumper to install the cooler, but after that it is pretty simple and straight forward. Cooking your transmission while towing is only too common and can be easily avoided by adding a transmission oil cooler. Initial estimate from the local Toyota dealer: at least $600 . It is believed that if you tow a lot or heavy loads that you need a separate, dedicated trans cooler. Re: Do I need a transmission cooler? I'll let you know when I hear from them. Yeah, I would not want to trade either. it's about $300 if I install both kits buy myself. Sometimes an auxiliary transmission cooler offers benefits. Should you tow a two wheel drive vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission with the driving wheels on the ground, catastrophic failure may occur. if not towing a lot, will it help prolong the life span of the transmission I know the ATF cooler kit do nothing on internal transmission issue but it will prevent overheat. You only really need a transmission cooler for towing. They are usually more secenic in our estimation. If you overload the vehicle, no amount of cooling will make it haul or tow more than the maximum specified weight. FG Falcons have the same problems as well. An additional transmission cooler would help but I don’t have enough faith in the CVT transmission to use this vehicle for towing. Pretty much what Silvertip said, but I think you are on (or over) the edge of your truck's towing ability even with a tranny cooler. Refer previous posts on "How to raise rear of Falcon". In summary, they said to definately have the cooler and gauge  installed. We would have stopped but we were trying to beat a late April snow storm. I just bought this car because I understood that pulling a trailer with a 3500 lb GVWR would be a match for a vehicle rated to pull a 3500 lb trailer. It's very comforting to hear more positive input on the subject. Vendors, eager to make a sales, often overstate what a transmission coolers can do. In overseas markets where towing is considered normal practice, the internals of transmissions can be designed differently to compensate for the potential loads placed on them. I think a lot of people feel that pulling a 'little' trailer is not an issue, but you have to constantly be aware of it's presence behind. Maybe that's why they choose Kansas to film The Wizard of Oz. Pic of the cooler box is here if you're interested. Hey Guys, Im not sure if need an oil cooler for automatic transmission..In a 3.2ltr Turbo Diesel powered van..I will be towing a trailer that is a total weight of 750kg and the load will never be anymore than 300kg..Is it true that the gearbox can suffer severe damage if overheated too much? We found it very interesting and informative. Yup, you need a transmission cooler. Still have questions? I certainly appreciate the posts I have received and look forward to any additional ones. We started camping in 1956 when our oldest was one year old. Thanks for your reply to my post. Do I need a transmission cooler for towing? Our target in recent years has been around 300 to 350 miles a day. SportsmenClassicClub.com © 2021 | Content on SportsmenClassicClub.com is copyrighted and may not be reproduced without written permission. No leaks, and no issues with the transmission after installation even with towing a trailer for many many miles. As mentioned BA/BF Transmissions are prone to start making Milkshakes around the 170,000 mark. any ideas on what i should do would be great.. 1 decade ago. Documented on Ford Forums. As long as you have a transmission cooler with a appropriate GVW rating, you can safely tow within your vehicle’s towing capacity. We had 5 kids total and all but one of them still goes camping, all still in tents! Don't forget to "Keep The Shiny Side Up". Any thoughts or suggestion? This cooler was also one of our top choices for use in towing applications in our guide to transmission coolers for towing. Could be a vehicle-specific requirement. Get answers by asking now. 06 Derale's 13106 tube and fin transmission cooler features 1/2-inch copper tubing expanded into aluminum cooling fins and include internal turbulators which serve to … Anyway, all this boils down to the fact that we can take our time and don't have to push, which I think is to our benefit as far as the TV is concerned. That's a lot of miles in one day even  w/o a trailer. Post edited 4:27 am – February 18, 2011 by pfidahospud, Took the RAV to a local transmission shop and asked their opinion. I will continue to update this thread. Kia gave me the same response on my warranty — with one exception; it must be installed by a professional mechanic and I must be able to furnish a receipt if needed. I'm going into a local transmission shop tomorrow to get their opinion / thoughts and recommendations. I sure hope they are correct. Pretty cheap insurance for a prolonged transmission and transmission fluid, I think. I'm not trying to make you feel bad, it's just one of the benefits of retirement. Still have questions? We use mostly state parks when we can. The curb weight of the trailer is 2600 lbs. I also have a trans temp gauge. Even with a x-mission cooler, I think you are going to have x-mission trouble in a short order……you're under powered for the task at hand. Thanks again, John. I really like the switching off you are able to do with the driving. I understand the suggestion to have a larger towing vehicle, but I'd rather have a little better gas mileage with a smaller (yet capable) vehicle the other nine months of the year. I guess that's not a, big deal unless I were to get sick when we are on the road. I can't get a good pic of the cooler installed…just looks like the grill of a car. A transmission cooler that is designed for being used in towing situations will help keep your transmission fluid cooler. Matter of fact, we have gone up the scale. It was very enlightening. Krunk Man: 11-14-2010 12:42 PM: nope your fine. red. If the vehicle in question has a thermostat that opens at 195 degrees F, once warmed to operating temperature, the transmission cooler will have a tough time reducing the heat of the ATF below 195 degrees F. At the same time, if the transmission is overworked, it might raise the operating temperature of the ATF to 250 degrees F or more. Who really needs a transmission oil cooler? Tow-er: 2010 RAV4 3.5L 269 hp V6 with Tow Pkg ~ Tow-ee: 2011 Sportsmen Classic 14RB ~ Director: The wife. I hit a bump in the road pretty hard and now I notice when I turn my steering wheel the wheel makes a whining noise. . If either of us feel tired or just not up we can just stay where we are for an extra  day. It just seems a shame when a person wants to do the right thing that there isn't one somewhere. We had an F-150 pulling a 23' Mallard TT at the time and went through $160. On a trip 5 or 6 years ago we were retuning from back east by way of Kansas and ran into wind. I spoke with the folks at the transmission shop today and they told me their thoughts on the subect. A transmission fluid cooler is a great option even if you’re not towing. Personally, I’d leave the Toyota at home and ride the Harley. Apparently over this temp, one is in "danger country" as far as life of transmission lasts!!! Who really needs a transmission oil cooler? 1 decade ago. Hi All,   I'm sure I'm not alone in this topic of mass confusion. We allowed 3 days from Houston to Atlanta over Christmas just so that we had a chance of setting up each day while it was still light out. I spoke with a Kia mechanic and he was not able to come up with any 'official' recommendation other than his personal comment, which was to pickup an after market kit and oil temp gauge and watch it closely to see if there is any major change with and without the trailer behind. Auto trans cooler is much cheaper than a new or reco transmission. DO WE REALLY NEED TRANSMISSION OIL COOLERS? When driving uphill in hot weather, the Most vehicles with A/T have a cooler that is shared (but fluids are separated) with the engine radiator and *some will have an additional cooler that runs from the radiator (cooler) to the aux cooler, then back to the transmission. Installing a transmission cooler is an extra precaution against overheating your transmission, and many people decide to use them in tow vehicles. Again, thanks for sharing your travel experience. I, remember when we were camping in a tent (with 4 kids at that time). An auxiliary transmission cooler will not increase the towing or hauling capacity of a vehicle. I have a 2009 Kia Sedona with a 6 cyl engine and  will be pulling  a Spree Escape E19SB. You enjoy your travels and be sure to "Keep The Shiney Side Up"! I have a 2009 Kia Sedona with a 6 cyl engine and will be pulling a Spree Escape E19SB. Most folks would like to extend the life of their vehicle and many people consider an auxiliary automatic transmission cooler. The truck stops have been great but I've always been uneasy about rest, areas unless there were other campers or truckers there too. Ironic that the Toyota 'towing package' didn't include one. I was looking on line and there seems to be no end to the various styles and sizes available. Towing Mirror Extensions Need advice on choosing the correct hitch 2015 SR5 Brake controller Need Power Folding Tow Mirrors Towing problems- No transmission cooler on 2020 TRD Pro Discussion in ' Towing & Hauling ' started by RIck729 , Jun 16, 2020 . Keep a close eye on the temp, plan on frequent transmission oil changes — ie: instead of changing x-mission oil at 75,000 as recommended by Kia, change it every 40,000 – 45,000 miles and be certain to change filter at that time also. With its size and cooling capacity, there’s no question this can be an option for the best transmission cooler for drag racing. So, did the units with a tow package have an auxiliary cooler, as well? Cod and had a playpen setup up in the tent with a little one on each side of it sleeping. But would these additions void any factory warranty you may still have? Comments please. How do we know if we need one on a vehicle that is not equiped with one and will be pulling a trailer. The car is rated to pull 3500 lbs. I'll bet you will do everything you can to avoid another day like that one. I was also very pleased to hear the response you got from Toyota on the warranty. This can harden and seal up metal components. 0 0. Not sure how committed you are to your TV, but in my opinion, you would be happier with a full size truck or SUV with a v8. Vincent Hopefully the Sedona is set up a bit differently to have the option of the transmission cooler. Yes. Just one site I looked at has what appears to be an endless number of sizes and types. I'm having on installed on my RAV4 today. not really required for what you are doing,but wont do any harm.advise haveing cleaned profesionaly before fitting. Thanks, Ken. 8. They were very willing to put in a transmission cooler for me, and had it done in about a day. 31s greatly increase the torque stresses on your drivetrain and 36s are even worse. My main use of the trailer will be for travel — most of which will be east and south of where we live. We have had every type of RV except a Class A over the years. I have just purchased a 2007 E250 Super Duty Econoline van, do I need to purchase an extra Automatic transmission cooler if I am going to tow a U-Haul auto transport trailer (2000 lbs) on wich I will … read more Thanks, Ken for the updates. That being said, they feel that since I won't be trying to climb the Colorado Rockies and will be heading east and/or south most trips, most travel will be spent at lower altitudes which would mean more horsepower and flatter terrain. In the case of the 4X4, when shifted into neutral (the 4X4 control.....not the transmission gearshift) it completely disconnects the transmission from the driving wheels. p.s. We were at Cape. Hey Guys, Im not sure if need an oil cooler for automatic transmission..In a 3.2ltr Turbo Diesel powered van..I will be towing a trailer that is a total weight of 750kg and the load will never be anymore than 300kg..Is it true that the gearbox can suffer severe damage if overheated too much? The factory transmission cooling is designed for the GVWR of the van, not the added weight or wind resistance of the trailer. Did you find out if those additions will affect your vehicle warranty? Charles Darwin, Hi John,  I've spoken with Kia about the cooler and they only carry a replacement for vehicles that came with a factory cooler. Can you purchase a gasoline can at a thrift shop? I can vouch for the wind making for slower trips. I'm interested in becoming a car mechanic but I am scared of...? That will leave us about 900 lbs cargo, etc. | This website is not affiliated with KZRV LP of Shipshewana, IN. With the rad cooler my transmission was running at 215* f (200*f is the max you ever want the trans to go to). Forum Let us know how you make out if you want to try. 0 0. An add on cooler kit is only $35-50. I really do think that with all the after market coolers that exist out there that there isn't one made that will fit other than a Toyota. ard: 11-14-2010 12:48 PM: so I'm sure we be close to our limit most of the time. In such instances as described above, you should consider installing a transmission cooler. As you pointed out — the smaller KZ's are not very aerodyanamic to ease the towing chore, but yet I feel they have more to offer overall than the teardrop RV's. I guess that takes care of, things for now. In a perfect world I would agree with your recommendation. I would feel better with the cooler (my vehicle has both) also. We upgraded to a pop-up in 1967. from tent to pop-up, 17′ hard top, to large 5th wheels and then class C and now downsizing to the 19′ KZ. 2010 Sportsmen Classic 14RK; 2005 Ford F-150, 5.4L V8; "…..it is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance." They do not sell or recommend any particular type other than that one model. On the other hand, something small like your bass boat will pull along just fine without heating the system up any more than regular driving would. WOW! That is with a company other than Kia. That last day sounds like a killer for sure. Unless we properly install the cooler, it may do more harm than good. After having blown one transmission on our BT-50 while four-wheel driving and having it replaced under warranty, we were extremely cautious about hitching a … An update on the tranny cooler for the RAV4…  The local mechanic took a look at it, and found that there's not enough room to put in a generic kit. – WD Hitch – Anti sway Control – Electric Brakes. How far we have all come since those days. The 4 used to come with dedicated trans coolers (4th gen) but Toyota either eliminated this due to budget concerns or found it doesn't really need it. How do we know if we need one on a vehicle that is not equiped with one and will  be pulling a trailer. Marilyn does drive on, occossion but not when it comes to driving with anything behind us. DO WE REALLY NEED TRANSMISSION OIL COOLERS? Statements in the owner’s manual would have me renting a truck for towing. For the same reason, the addition of an auxiliary transmission fluid cooler isn’t just necessary for those who tow trailers anymore. Yes, I think a transmission cooler, if it is designed properly, is a great idea for any car. Ken, what does Kia Engineering recommend on use of oil cooler, since you will be maxing the weight rating most of the time? It seems to be in question at this point. Thanks for adding your info to the thread. That was bad news to hear they can't add a generic cooler to your Rav-4. If you're pulling something big and heavy like a camper, you may want to make the upgrade. For what it's worth, all of my mechanic friends emphatically suggest transmission coolers no matter what type of towing vehicle. Transmission fluid cannot be cooled too much, so the addition of a cooler is a good idea, especially if you are towing. 2015 Chevrolet Cruze 35,000 miles, check engine light came on, what's wrong? They agreed with the x-mission shop and will be installing the cooler & gauge. It seems our worse experiences with it have occured in either Kansas or Nebraska. The transmission cooler goes on front of your radiator. I'd recommend you do some research and try to get the Subaru transmission cooler set up from an overseas Subaru source. Anonymous. Give that a try. We have tried the rest areas, and truck stops. They felt if I was faithful to those recommendations I should do OK.  Needless to say, I felt much better after that meeting. It's just one more thing to think about. Hi sandersmr,   I would imagine that most of us have experienced the ugly wind at one time or another. However at this point a have only had the TV for 2 months and am not in a situation to be able to trade for a different vehicle. Many manufacturers are now also recommending the addition of a transmission cooler if you carry extra passengers or cargo (ie – vacation, car-pool), drive in stop-and-go traffic, drive in hot or very cold weather, or climb steep inclines. And our mileage definitely suffers when encountering a headwind. Does the transmission cooler do anything if you are not towing? Yes the #1 cause of auto trans failure is overheating. I went to a really good 4 X 4 shop and talked with them about it too. Ken. Ken & Marilyn. Total cost: $165. 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That  warranty will not be affected by the addition. You didn't say what size tires you are running. BTW, take time to enjoy the trips you take…I can't imagine going more than 500 miles (towing) per day! Change engine oil and filter at 3,000 to 5,000 when towing. I'll keep a watch out for any additional info / comments you may have. Post edited 2:49 am – February 8, 2011 by Royal Coachman — Centennial, Colorado, Hi mbanda,  I have a call into Kia on that currently and am awaiting the return call. I know they come as part of a trailer towing package on any factory vehicle. Keep the answers coming too and don't forget to "Keep The Shinny Side. Change differential oil at 40,000 to 45,000 miles same as x-mission oil, and finally stay as close to the manufactures recommended weights as possible. I think that would go a long way towards more frequent transmission fluid changes, but still it is quite the bummer. A look at the options list shows the auxiliary trans fluid cooler is part of the Tow Prep Package which do not have and will be pricy to get. You just need a more powerful vehicle. 2010 16BH towed by 2002 F-150 Super Crew 4.6L V8. It is best if you take your vehicle in for auto repair in Vancouver and have all fluid levels checked to ensure they are clean and adequate for towing. Ken. then he feels I should reconsider what I'm using for a TV. But just because you're doing a little towing doesn't necessarily mean you need a transmission cooler. Thanks for the interest. is it possible to bypass egr switch for a 220 cdi mercerdes benz 2008 model? That's not a heavy trailer by any stretch, but you could easily overheat your transmission in stop-and-go traffic or climbing hills. best transmission cooler for towing at first sight simple, but in fact very dangerous and responsible event. The transmission cooler is a flow-through device and operates anytime the engine is running. As can be seen in my siggy, we pull the 16BH aerodynamic brick on wheels with a small V8 engine. I expect the bill to be around $200…just seems like fairly cheap insurance to hopefully avoid burning up a transmission. We have places that we enjoy stopping along the way like the  Stratigic Air Command Museum in Ashland, NE among several others. Spree Escape E19SB – 2009 Kia Sedona 6 cyl. Maybe someone from one of those markets can be of assistance. SUBARU warranties do not apply to vehicle damage or malfunction caused by trailer towing.. Web Design and Development by Victoria Lantz, This forum requires Javascript to be enabled for posting content. I share your feelings on the number of miles a day — as I had mentioned in my latest post, we try to maintain a 300 to 350 mile max a day but there again we are retired and have that kind of opportunity and luxury. That sounds like a long trip you took at Christmas but then again that's a little warmer climate than we are used to in Colorado at Christmas time. 0 0. Kit comes with everything to install cooler with. any ideas on what i should do would be great.. for sure..yes ....heat is the biggest killer. A transmission cooler is a component that you can add on to your transmission that, big shock here, cools your transmission. Tommy Bayeast. Money well spent in my opinion. Do I need to be thinking about a transmission cooler or anything like that? The estimate from the Toyota dealer using their name-brand cooler was in excess of $600 – pretty steep! I also called the local Toyota dealership and confirmed that no warranty is voided with an aftermarket transmission cooler. If you do want/need a transmission cooler I recommend going with the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13503 because it is the most efficient cooler available for your 2016 F-150. At a minimum, an oil temp gauge is needed. And last but not least, drive at reasonable speeds — like 55 to 60 mph. not a huge cost but I would like to know if anyone install it not for towing, but more like a preventive upgrade. I guess $280 is cheap compared to a transmission overhaul. Hi mbanda,  Thanks for your reply. Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. I asked transmission repair experts in Milton, Brisbane, who do fleet as well, about my 2005 Landcruiser TD auto and reply was a flat and firm "No, they already have that well sorted" and strict advice to stay away from aftermarket because, "If anything is going to fail on a LC it will be an aftermarket part". If there is an opportunity to repair your equipment without resorting to towing, then it is better to do so. It does so by cooling heated fluid that is sent through it by using the air flowing over the fins of the cooler. You don't necessarily have to have a transmission cooler, but if you plan on towing more towards your max trailer capacity it is definitely beneficial and reduces strain on your engine. On my camaro that I race, I run 2 extra trans coolers. Oh, I see it is an 09 model vehicle. You have a stock trans cooler built into your rad., but for towing, hard driving, racing, etc it's not enough to keep the trans cool enough. I hope this is of interest to members and at least gives some idea of what is happening whilst towing. I knew I would be towing the trailer when I bought the car so I purchased an additional and extended warranty. Post edited 10:46 pm – February 9, 2011 by Royal Coachman — Centennial, Colorado, Isn't it fun to look back on the way things used to be and much they have improved! I would put an auto trans cooler on any Falcon regardless of towing or not! Subaru has a transmission cooler for towing with SJ's in some non US markets. In response to your comment about travel habits, we are both retired and have the freedom of being able to drive fewer miles a day. Also, thanks for the well wishes in our travels and the very same to you and the director. But they are both ours and we plan accordingly. As the others have suggested, you need to remove your bumper to install the cooler, but after that it is pretty simple and straight forward. Cooking your transmission while towing is only too common and can be easily avoided by adding a transmission oil cooler. Initial estimate from the local Toyota dealer: at least $600 . It is believed that if you tow a lot or heavy loads that you need a separate, dedicated trans cooler. Re: Do I need a transmission cooler? I'll let you know when I hear from them. Yeah, I would not want to trade either. it's about $300 if I install both kits buy myself. Sometimes an auxiliary transmission cooler offers benefits. Should you tow a two wheel drive vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission with the driving wheels on the ground, catastrophic failure may occur. if not towing a lot, will it help prolong the life span of the transmission I know the ATF cooler kit do nothing on internal transmission issue but it will prevent overheat. You only really need a transmission cooler for towing. They are usually more secenic in our estimation. If you overload the vehicle, no amount of cooling will make it haul or tow more than the maximum specified weight. FG Falcons have the same problems as well. An additional transmission cooler would help but I don’t have enough faith in the CVT transmission to use this vehicle for towing. Pretty much what Silvertip said, but I think you are on (or over) the edge of your truck's towing ability even with a tranny cooler. Refer previous posts on "How to raise rear of Falcon". In summary, they said to definately have the cooler and gauge  installed. We would have stopped but we were trying to beat a late April snow storm. I just bought this car because I understood that pulling a trailer with a 3500 lb GVWR would be a match for a vehicle rated to pull a 3500 lb trailer. It's very comforting to hear more positive input on the subject. Vendors, eager to make a sales, often overstate what a transmission coolers can do. In overseas markets where towing is considered normal practice, the internals of transmissions can be designed differently to compensate for the potential loads placed on them. I think a lot of people feel that pulling a 'little' trailer is not an issue, but you have to constantly be aware of it's presence behind. Maybe that's why they choose Kansas to film The Wizard of Oz. Pic of the cooler box is here if you're interested. Hey Guys, Im not sure if need an oil cooler for automatic transmission..In a 3.2ltr Turbo Diesel powered van..I will be towing a trailer that is a total weight of 750kg and the load will never be anymore than 300kg..Is it true that the gearbox can suffer severe damage if overheated too much? We found it very interesting and informative. Yup, you need a transmission cooler. Still have questions? I certainly appreciate the posts I have received and look forward to any additional ones. We started camping in 1956 when our oldest was one year old. Thanks for your reply to my post. Do I need a transmission cooler for towing? Our target in recent years has been around 300 to 350 miles a day. SportsmenClassicClub.com © 2021 | Content on SportsmenClassicClub.com is copyrighted and may not be reproduced without written permission. No leaks, and no issues with the transmission after installation even with towing a trailer for many many miles. As mentioned BA/BF Transmissions are prone to start making Milkshakes around the 170,000 mark. any ideas on what i should do would be great.. 1 decade ago. Documented on Ford Forums. As long as you have a transmission cooler with a appropriate GVW rating, you can safely tow within your vehicle’s towing capacity. We had 5 kids total and all but one of them still goes camping, all still in tents! Don't forget to "Keep The Shiny Side Up". Any thoughts or suggestion? This cooler was also one of our top choices for use in towing applications in our guide to transmission coolers for towing. Could be a vehicle-specific requirement. Get answers by asking now. 06 Derale's 13106 tube and fin transmission cooler features 1/2-inch copper tubing expanded into aluminum cooling fins and include internal turbulators which serve to … Anyway, all this boils down to the fact that we can take our time and don't have to push, which I think is to our benefit as far as the TV is concerned. That's a lot of miles in one day even  w/o a trailer. Post edited 4:27 am – February 18, 2011 by pfidahospud, Took the RAV to a local transmission shop and asked their opinion. I will continue to update this thread. Kia gave me the same response on my warranty — with one exception; it must be installed by a professional mechanic and I must be able to furnish a receipt if needed. I'm going into a local transmission shop tomorrow to get their opinion / thoughts and recommendations. I sure hope they are correct. Pretty cheap insurance for a prolonged transmission and transmission fluid, I think. I'm not trying to make you feel bad, it's just one of the benefits of retirement. Still have questions? We use mostly state parks when we can. The curb weight of the trailer is 2600 lbs. I also have a trans temp gauge. Even with a x-mission cooler, I think you are going to have x-mission trouble in a short order……you're under powered for the task at hand. Thanks again, John. I really like the switching off you are able to do with the driving. I understand the suggestion to have a larger towing vehicle, but I'd rather have a little better gas mileage with a smaller (yet capable) vehicle the other nine months of the year. I guess that's not a, big deal unless I were to get sick when we are on the road. I can't get a good pic of the cooler installed…just looks like the grill of a car. A transmission cooler that is designed for being used in towing situations will help keep your transmission fluid cooler. Matter of fact, we have gone up the scale. It was very enlightening. Krunk Man: 11-14-2010 12:42 PM: nope your fine. red. If the vehicle in question has a thermostat that opens at 195 degrees F, once warmed to operating temperature, the transmission cooler will have a tough time reducing the heat of the ATF below 195 degrees F. At the same time, if the transmission is overworked, it might raise the operating temperature of the ATF to 250 degrees F or more. Who really needs a transmission oil cooler? Tow-er: 2010 RAV4 3.5L 269 hp V6 with Tow Pkg ~ Tow-ee: 2011 Sportsmen Classic 14RB ~ Director: The wife. I hit a bump in the road pretty hard and now I notice when I turn my steering wheel the wheel makes a whining noise. . If either of us feel tired or just not up we can just stay where we are for an extra  day. It just seems a shame when a person wants to do the right thing that there isn't one somewhere. We had an F-150 pulling a 23' Mallard TT at the time and went through $160. On a trip 5 or 6 years ago we were retuning from back east by way of Kansas and ran into wind. I spoke with the folks at the transmission shop today and they told me their thoughts on the subect. A transmission fluid cooler is a great option even if you’re not towing. Personally, I’d leave the Toyota at home and ride the Harley. Apparently over this temp, one is in "danger country" as far as life of transmission lasts!!! Who really needs a transmission oil cooler? 1 decade ago. Hi All,   I'm sure I'm not alone in this topic of mass confusion. We allowed 3 days from Houston to Atlanta over Christmas just so that we had a chance of setting up each day while it was still light out. I spoke with a Kia mechanic and he was not able to come up with any 'official' recommendation other than his personal comment, which was to pickup an after market kit and oil temp gauge and watch it closely to see if there is any major change with and without the trailer behind. Auto trans cooler is much cheaper than a new or reco transmission. DO WE REALLY NEED TRANSMISSION OIL COOLERS? When driving uphill in hot weather, the Most vehicles with A/T have a cooler that is shared (but fluids are separated) with the engine radiator and *some will have an additional cooler that runs from the radiator (cooler) to the aux cooler, then back to the transmission. Installing a transmission cooler is an extra precaution against overheating your transmission, and many people decide to use them in tow vehicles. Again, thanks for sharing your travel experience. I, remember when we were camping in a tent (with 4 kids at that time). An auxiliary transmission cooler will not increase the towing or hauling capacity of a vehicle. I have a 2009 Kia Sedona with a 6 cyl engine and  will be pulling  a Spree Escape E19SB. You enjoy your travels and be sure to "Keep The Shiney Side Up"! I have a 2009 Kia Sedona with a 6 cyl engine and will be pulling a Spree Escape E19SB. Most folks would like to extend the life of their vehicle and many people consider an auxiliary automatic transmission cooler. The truck stops have been great but I've always been uneasy about rest, areas unless there were other campers or truckers there too. Ironic that the Toyota 'towing package' didn't include one. I was looking on line and there seems to be no end to the various styles and sizes available. Towing Mirror Extensions Need advice on choosing the correct hitch 2015 SR5 Brake controller Need Power Folding Tow Mirrors Towing problems- No transmission cooler on 2020 TRD Pro Discussion in ' Towing & Hauling ' started by RIck729 , Jun 16, 2020 . Keep a close eye on the temp, plan on frequent transmission oil changes — ie: instead of changing x-mission oil at 75,000 as recommended by Kia, change it every 40,000 – 45,000 miles and be certain to change filter at that time also. With its size and cooling capacity, there’s no question this can be an option for the best transmission cooler for drag racing. So, did the units with a tow package have an auxiliary cooler, as well? Cod and had a playpen setup up in the tent with a little one on each side of it sleeping. But would these additions void any factory warranty you may still have? Comments please. How do we know if we need one on a vehicle that is not equiped with one and will be pulling a trailer. The car is rated to pull 3500 lbs. I'll bet you will do everything you can to avoid another day like that one. I was also very pleased to hear the response you got from Toyota on the warranty. This can harden and seal up metal components. 0 0. Not sure how committed you are to your TV, but in my opinion, you would be happier with a full size truck or SUV with a v8. Vincent Hopefully the Sedona is set up a bit differently to have the option of the transmission cooler. Yes. Just one site I looked at has what appears to be an endless number of sizes and types. I'm having on installed on my RAV4 today. not really required for what you are doing,but wont do any harm.advise haveing cleaned profesionaly before fitting. Thanks, Ken. 8. They were very willing to put in a transmission cooler for me, and had it done in about a day. 31s greatly increase the torque stresses on your drivetrain and 36s are even worse. My main use of the trailer will be for travel — most of which will be east and south of where we live. We have had every type of RV except a Class A over the years. I have just purchased a 2007 E250 Super Duty Econoline van, do I need to purchase an extra Automatic transmission cooler if I am going to tow a U-Haul auto transport trailer (2000 lbs) on wich I will … read more Thanks, Ken for the updates. That being said, they feel that since I won't be trying to climb the Colorado Rockies and will be heading east and/or south most trips, most travel will be spent at lower altitudes which would mean more horsepower and flatter terrain. In the case of the 4X4, when shifted into neutral (the 4X4 control.....not the transmission gearshift) it completely disconnects the transmission from the driving wheels. p.s. We were at Cape. Hey Guys, Im not sure if need an oil cooler for automatic transmission..In a 3.2ltr Turbo Diesel powered van..I will be towing a trailer that is a total weight of 750kg and the load will never be anymore than 300kg..Is it true that the gearbox can suffer severe damage if overheated too much? The factory transmission cooling is designed for the GVWR of the van, not the added weight or wind resistance of the trailer. Did you find out if those additions will affect your vehicle warranty? Charles Darwin, Hi John,  I've spoken with Kia about the cooler and they only carry a replacement for vehicles that came with a factory cooler. Can you purchase a gasoline can at a thrift shop? I can vouch for the wind making for slower trips. I'm interested in becoming a car mechanic but I am scared of...? That will leave us about 900 lbs cargo, etc. | This website is not affiliated with KZRV LP of Shipshewana, IN. With the rad cooler my transmission was running at 215* f (200*f is the max you ever want the trans to go to). Forum Let us know how you make out if you want to try. 0 0. An add on cooler kit is only $35-50. I really do think that with all the after market coolers that exist out there that there isn't one made that will fit other than a Toyota. ard: 11-14-2010 12:48 PM: so I'm sure we be close to our limit most of the time. In such instances as described above, you should consider installing a transmission cooler. As you pointed out — the smaller KZ's are not very aerodyanamic to ease the towing chore, but yet I feel they have more to offer overall than the teardrop RV's. I guess that takes care of, things for now. In a perfect world I would agree with your recommendation. I would feel better with the cooler (my vehicle has both) also. We upgraded to a pop-up in 1967. from tent to pop-up, 17′ hard top, to large 5th wheels and then class C and now downsizing to the 19′ KZ. 2010 Sportsmen Classic 14RK; 2005 Ford F-150, 5.4L V8; "…..it is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance." They do not sell or recommend any particular type other than that one model. On the other hand, something small like your bass boat will pull along just fine without heating the system up any more than regular driving would. WOW! That is with a company other than Kia. That last day sounds like a killer for sure. Unless we properly install the cooler, it may do more harm than good. After having blown one transmission on our BT-50 while four-wheel driving and having it replaced under warranty, we were extremely cautious about hitching a … An update on the tranny cooler for the RAV4…  The local mechanic took a look at it, and found that there's not enough room to put in a generic kit. – WD Hitch – Anti sway Control – Electric Brakes. How far we have all come since those days. The 4 used to come with dedicated trans coolers (4th gen) but Toyota either eliminated this due to budget concerns or found it doesn't really need it. How do we know if we need one on a vehicle that is not equiped with one and will  be pulling a trailer. Marilyn does drive on, occossion but not when it comes to driving with anything behind us. DO WE REALLY NEED TRANSMISSION OIL COOLERS? Statements in the owner’s manual would have me renting a truck for towing. For the same reason, the addition of an auxiliary transmission fluid cooler isn’t just necessary for those who tow trailers anymore. Yes, I think a transmission cooler, if it is designed properly, is a great idea for any car. Ken, what does Kia Engineering recommend on use of oil cooler, since you will be maxing the weight rating most of the time? It seems to be in question at this point. Thanks for adding your info to the thread. That was bad news to hear they can't add a generic cooler to your Rav-4. If you're pulling something big and heavy like a camper, you may want to make the upgrade. For what it's worth, all of my mechanic friends emphatically suggest transmission coolers no matter what type of towing vehicle. Transmission fluid cannot be cooled too much, so the addition of a cooler is a good idea, especially if you are towing. 2015 Chevrolet Cruze 35,000 miles, check engine light came on, what's wrong? They agreed with the x-mission shop and will be installing the cooler & gauge. It seems our worse experiences with it have occured in either Kansas or Nebraska. The transmission cooler goes on front of your radiator. I'd recommend you do some research and try to get the Subaru transmission cooler set up from an overseas Subaru source. Anonymous. Give that a try. We have tried the rest areas, and truck stops. They felt if I was faithful to those recommendations I should do OK.  Needless to say, I felt much better after that meeting. It's just one more thing to think about. Hi sandersmr,   I would imagine that most of us have experienced the ugly wind at one time or another. However at this point a have only had the TV for 2 months and am not in a situation to be able to trade for a different vehicle. Many manufacturers are now also recommending the addition of a transmission cooler if you carry extra passengers or cargo (ie – vacation, car-pool), drive in stop-and-go traffic, drive in hot or very cold weather, or climb steep inclines. And our mileage definitely suffers when encountering a headwind. Does the transmission cooler do anything if you are not towing? Yes the #1 cause of auto trans failure is overheating. I went to a really good 4 X 4 shop and talked with them about it too. Ken. Ken & Marilyn. Total cost: $165. 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