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700R4 Trans Pan

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by westn11, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. westn11

    westn11 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    What aftermarket transmission pan are you guys running? I want a cast aluminum one with a drain plug. My transmission is already out of the truck and I cant remember if I need to worry about clearance problems with a crossmember, ect.

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  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I was thinking of doing the same but then thought that if anything ever decided to hit my tranny pan fairly hard i would rather have a steel pan dent than an aluminum pan crack or break. You can still drive with a dented pan but try driving with no fluid after the pan cracks or breaks and leaks out all your fluid.
     
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    lamberthkp SITFU Premium Member

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    good point. maybe one of those kits were you add the drain plug, that way you can add it to the steel pan. that might work forim
     
  4. westn11

    westn11 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    "i would rather have a steel pan dent than an aluminum pan crack or break"

    Good point, I didnt even think of that.
     
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    I think the pan off on the newer 4L60E should fit a 700R4 and already has a recessed drain plug. That is what I am going to try if I ever get around to it.
     
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    I added one of those drain plugs from B&M to my 700 pan. It has made filter changes a lot cleaner. I got it for about $8 at the parts store.
     

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