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Will the Derale Transmission Cooler Kit Part # D13501 Fit a 2008 Ford Escape with the 3.0L V6 Engine

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Hello, I am looking at the Derale D13501 for my 2008 Ford Escape 3.0 V6 4WD. I have seen the installation video. What size hose is included? is it 3/8? I have seen reports from other customers that the fittings on the escape are 1/2 and they ran into issues with this. Did the escape in the video have 1/2 fittings? Were any adapters used? Thank you

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The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13501 is an excellent option for your 2008 Ford Escape with the 3.0L V6 engine. The kit comes with a 11/32" diameter transmission hose that is designed to be used on vehicles with 5/16" transmission lines.

When we installed this cooler on a 2008 Ford Escape with the 2.3L I4 engine, we did not need any adapter or special fitting outside of what is included in the kit as it had 5/16" transmission lines. However, it was a different engine but I would highly doubt your vehicle uses 1/2" transmission lines as that would be very large for a vehicle that size.

You can take a quick measurement of the transmission lines on your vehicle now to confirm but they should be 5/16", not 1/2".

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