just ordered: assault racing alum trans pan
Hey dcsleeper, I know that you were acquiring parts when the best prices pop up, but did you happen to get around to installing that pan yet? Or do you have a plan for which filter to put in? I don't know how to search for a compatible filter.
I was ready to have the #A8493 pan thrown in with an order and I've hit a wall due to my inexperience.
The aluminum pan's about 1/8'' shallower than most of ours (I think). Not many reviews for this pan, but a very similar one has the same depth of only 2 7/8'' and an Astro owner had sent theirs back because of it. That Astro owner already had the longer tranny filter and was scared that it wouldn't fit in the shallower pan. Most of the cheap aluminum pan reviews say that the pan's description is only accurate if talking about a 700-R4 tranny and that it needs to say more about how it'd be on a 4160E. It does fit 4160E, but it's assumed depth (or lack of it) is their complaint.
Both my vans have what I think is the regular deep pan (look like a child's step stool flipped upside down) and seem 3''s deep.
*I don't know if the deeper/longer trans. filter has any wiggle room on the shaft/tube to slide up an extra 1/8'' to fit properly in this pan. Shorter trans. filter is prolly too short? I dunno if the male shaft on the longer filter can just be trimmed down 1/8'' or if modding the shorter filter to be longer is the ticket.
I've seen some members give links to a Dorman pan they call a ''deep pan'' and on the same thread folks link a REALLY DEEP ''extra capacity pan'' only calling it a ''deep pan'' as well - there's a 5/8''s difference between the two. Maybe they use a different filter for each of those pans or maybe deep pan filters are adjustable and I'm just overthinking things?
I like this pan and it is cheap, but I don't know what filter to order for it or if I'm painting myself into a corner. I've searched the forum and didn't see any install of this pan. Figured asking here may help both of us if you haven't swapped it in yet.
*Basically, I just need someone to tell me that I won't have any problem finding a filter for the pan so that I can order it.
Which filter that would be is just bonus points.