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Deep pans: when are they too deep?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thatK30guy, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I got a new B&M pan off eBay. It holds 3 extra quarts. I shouldn't have any clearance problems, should I?

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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    We've gone from the Coke can lift to the Bud can tranny pan =))

    Shouldn't have any clearance problems as there's nothing under the tranny pan ... rocks may be an issue, but street driving should be fine.

    Some CUCV's have this goofy cold-weather kit that puts extra tin underneath for heater boxes or something ... add that to a deep pan for a TH400 and you get this:

    http://www.slosh.com/ck5/goofy-tranny-pan-1.JPG

    http://www.slosh.com/ck5/goofy-tranny-pan-3.JPG

    -- A
     
  3. jfaulk

    jfaulk Registered Member

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    i've got a pan on my 700r4 that holds 3.3 extra qts. and I haven't had any problems with it yet
     
  4. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    My Dad used to have a Dodge motor home with a torqueflight tranny that had an extra deep pan. What was diffrent was the fact that it had about 5-6 1" diameter tubes through it for cooling. I have never seen another one like it......
     
  5. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    You mean like this
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  6. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Thats standard on the Derale pans.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    When you have the 55 gallon ATF drum hanging from the underside of the rig....


    I've seen deeper aftermarket pans than that, I think you'll be fine.
     
  8. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    Yea I know I've got one
     
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    Are the tubes on yours also plugged up with grit & junk? Everyone I've seen on a truck for any period was like that.
     
  10. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I don't like the tube gig.. More failure points... Not to mention they're steel and aluminum is a eleventy billion times better...

    2 qrt finned aluminum, best way to go imo...
     
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    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    Yeah it was like that, but it was sheet metal.........
     
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    i dont agree with the steel sucks coment. steel dents, alum. cracks unless its a beer can. steel is also a better heat conductor and easyer to work with like sensors and drain plug instals.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Every aluminum pan I've seen has a drain plug.. And yes, it can crack, but steel certainly doesn't transfer heat as well as aluminum..

    The main reason I like them tho is a FAR superior gasket surface...
     
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    Aluminum conducts heat eleventybillion times better than Steel.
     
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    Thats what tranny coolers are for.:D
     
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    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner Premium Member

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    That is sheet metal dude.

    Unless you mean fabricated.
     
  17. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    No they're not. But that could be because its on a trans I rebuilt in school a year ago and has not been installed in anything yet:doah:
     
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    FWIW, I have the tubed Derale pan on my Sub. Pressure washer does wonders for keeping the tubes cleaned out.
     
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    Well then youve never seen the factory pan on my 700. No plug.......now those were some smart gm designers:doah:
    -Harrison
     
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    well, i DID mean aftermarket..

    Since when did GM run any alum pans on 700's, or anything else for that matter? can't say i've seen that.
     

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