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Marine Transmission Oil Coolers for Cummins Marine Diesels

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Gear Oil Cooler Pricing
Image Engine Model Basic Dimensions
(Dia x Tube Bundle x Overall Length x Hose size)
Cummins Part SBMAR Part Cummins Price
(As of May 2013)
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Gear Oil Cooler for 4BT 150 & 6BT 210/220 Diamonds 4BT 150 & 6BT 210/220 Diamonds 2” X 12” X 15” OAL X 1¼” hose

1/2" NPT Oil Line Fittings
3920784 GC-21215125 $368
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Gear Oil Cooler for 6BTA - 250’s (JWAC) 6BTA - 250’s (JWAC) 2” X 12” X 15” OAL X 1½” hose

1/2" NPT Oil Line Fittings/td>
3915159 GC-21215150 $362
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Gear Oil Cooler for 6BTA - Early 300’s (SWAC) 6BTA - Early 300’s (SWAC) 3” X 5” X 9” OAL X 1½” hose

1/2" NPT Oil Line Fittings
3917117 GC-359125 $372
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Gear Oil Cooler for 6BTA 5.9 - 315/330 & 370 Diamonds (SWAC) 6BTA 5.9 - 315/330 & 370 Diamonds (SWAC) & QSL9 3” X 5” X 9” OAL X 1¾” hose

1/2" NPT Oil Line Fittings
3393663 GC-359175 $675
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Gear Oil Cooler for 6CTA 8.3 400/420/430 & 450’s Diamonds (SWAC) & 480 CE’s 6CTA 8.3 400/420/430 & 450’s Diamonds (SWAC) & 480 CE’s 3” X 10” X 14” OAL X 1¾” hose

1/2" NPT Oil Line Fittings
3912146 GC-31014175 $915
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How to Measure your Marine Gear Oil Cooler for Custom Coolers
How to Measure your Marine Gear Oil Cooler

Marine Transmission Oil Coolers Overview
Gear Oil CoolerMarine Transmission Oil coolers: They are NOT necessarily proprietary -- they only have to meet the flow/heat rejection specs needed for the transmission, keep the gear oil at the proper (not to exceed) required temperatures under worst case situations, AND fit the engines raw water circuit. (remember, I am not talking about “coolant cooled” transmissions or oil coolers - different application)

A general specification of what to look for that meets or exceeds the requirements what you need, AND both Twin Disc & ZF specificationss—In other words, a GOOD marine transmission cooler will have these qualities (at a minimum):

Constructed from a quality CU-NI (copper-nickel) alloy on the salt water side all furnaced brazed using silver alloy solders designed for “High-Pressure” , usually called “Class II” with operating pressures of 300-500 PSI even if the transmission has lower operating pressures. This means that the cooler is “stronger” in all respects and will hold up to more abuse. Cast bronze end caps and oil lugs or “saddle” fittings. No wrought copper or sheet metal, please. Provisions for as large a zinc(s) as practical. ¼”, 3/8” and ½” standard zincs are most practical. The unit is sized internally and externally for the application- in other words it “fits” where it is supposed to fit.

If you are reading this, it could very well be because you have damaged a marine transmission because of a cheesy gear cooler failure. IMO, many transmission oil coolers that come on new engines from today’s name brand engines companies have no place on a marine engine. One, the engine OEM’s typically use the cheapest one that barely meets the specifications needed, and two, most companies supply a transmission that is marginally rated for the application and size the cooler for that smaller marine gear.

PROBLEMS and understanding them
SYMPTOM ONE of a serious issue: If you have gray or cream colored oil in your gear, you have a failed gear oil cooler. Very simple. You need to flush out the gear--Just take the oil lines off the cooler and attach them together by-passing the cooler and do a couple of oil changes--Use SAE 10 or 20 wt to flush at the dock.. Be sure you bump it in gear, both FWD & Rev for flushing out all of the old oil from the clutch packs.

SYMPTOM TWO of a possible serious issue: If you see oil dots or a rainbow all of a sudden behind you vessel at thw wet exhaust outlet, STOP and check you transmission oil.. This is usually the first symptom of a failing gear oil cooler, but somethimes you are not so lucky to see this.

SYMPTOM THREE can sometimes be caugth while driving the vessel. This may show by the engine(s) revving up but the vessel is slowing down (clutch slippage) or in a twin engine boat, all of the sudden the boat starts turning opposite the slipping transmission. Both of these require the operator to take immediate action so more damage kept to a minimum...

A typical, very high quality transmission oil cooler is pictured at the top right of this flyer, By the way, you have a 99% chance that your current gear cooler WAS NOT supplied by Twin Disc or ZF and was furnished as a “less than best quality” OEM cooler, so this cooler with not have a transmission manufacturer part number for it...

We can supply most any sized transmission oil cooler and stock over 100 different types of cooler at any given time. If you are unsure of the size of your cooler, click the image to the right to see an expanded diagram of “How to Measure” your transmission oil cooler properly, or feel free to email us with a photo of what you want to replace. We’ll sort it out for you.

Below are some of our most popular Transmission Oil Coolers, (all made by SENDURE to our specifications).
These are “Plug & Play” and are superior quality compared the ones supplied by Cummins or CMD made by “CHAMP”