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tranny pan ?s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5floyd, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. k5floyd

    k5floyd 1/2 ton status

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    i was considering getting a new tranny pan to get a drain plug, but i found that b&m makes a drain plug kit that you just have to drill a hole in the pan and put the drain plug in. has anyone done this? its alot cheaper then buying a new pan but i dont want it to leak. good idea or bad idea?
     
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    I bought a Derale pan, holds three quarts extra, has cooling tubes and has a drain plug. Cost about 80 bucks.

    Personally I would go that route.
     
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    Years ago I installed a couple of them, and they both leaked. Then I learned how to tig weld, and welded the nut to the pan. My suggestion is to save the money you'd spend on the drain plug kit, and put it towards either a Derale pan, or an aluminum deep pan; both of which have drain plugs built in to them. Hope this helps.
    Jimbo
     
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    where can i get the Derale pan?
     
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    i always buy from jegs and they didnt have it, never thought try summit. thanks guys
     
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    I put the B&M drain in my pan. I broke the first one when I put it in because I torqued it too much. I put a bit of RTV on the second one to give it a good seal.
    I like it because I can drain the pan before I take it off. No matter how careful I was, I always spilled ATF all over the place before.
     

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