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chrome tranny pan ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K-Fiver, Jun 22, 2000.

  1. K-Fiver

    K-Fiver Newbie

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    Ijust got a pan for my 350 its 2 qrts. x-tra but its chrome hav'nt installed yet should Itake it back or will it be cooler than the stock one.
     
  2. Burt4x4

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    Don't know for sure about that pan but do know that chrome retains heat and doesn't desipate it, so I would assume it would make yoiur tranny run hotter, just a guess............

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  3. slodawg

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    Ive got a chrome pan on mine it does run a tad bit hotter but i dont haul or pull trailers so it does allright for me.

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    What are you using to measure the temp. ?
     
  5. Andreas

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    I´m always told chrome pans leak like h*ll?

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    Yes, Crome doesn't transfer heat as well as say bare metal, or just plain flat black, but the tranny pan isn't designed to cool crap. It's relatively small. Compare it to your case on the tranny. A little crome on 1/7th the surface on the tranny won't make a difference. Even towing it wouldn't matter. And if you are that worried get a tranny cooler. Keep it and enjoy the added capacity. That's what is going to make it better by adding longevity........

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    If you can take it back, and get the same thing, but cast aluminum you will be way better off. Aluminum dissipates heat much better[​IMG]. They usually cost a little more.
     
  8. slodawg

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    My chrome pan doesnt leak but Ive got an ancient chinese secret.. Do not put sealent on your gasket!!! Paint it with regular black spray paint let it dry then apply another thick coat and stick it to the pan then bolt it up. Do not over tighten it!!! Thats what causes most pans to leak. As far as chacking my trans temp I've got a gage run inline I got of my buddy's race car. I think you can get them at the parts house.
     
  9. K-Fiver

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    I'm gonna try yor trick with gasket dawg ,I already got a cooler on it but Iguess the only to make sure is to put a temp. gauge on itthanx
     

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