Does Dorman 265-811 Transmission Oil Pan fit '99 astro?

Does Dorman 265-811 Transmission Oil Pan fit '99 astro?

Postby cohomology [OP] » December 30th 2015, 5:37pm

Hi y'all, I am about to service my transmission and want to add a drain plug to the pan. Not sure I can drill a perfect round hole, so I am willing to shell out extra $30 to buy the Dorman. However, going through the review on Amazon, I saw some one person said this pan did not fit his '00 astro.

I am wondering if anyone has put this in his/her van here? Can you share your experience? BTW, I have the deep pan. Thank y'all for reading this post.
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Re: Does Dorman 265-811 Transmission Oil Pan fit '99 astro?

Postby chevymaher » December 30th 2015, 6:05pm

Using the infamous E Bay cross reference search engine. It fits but takes a different filter because it is deeper. Problem I see is with the extra depth the exhaust may not clear it. That may be what whoever said that was talking about.
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Re: Does Dorman 265-811 Transmission Oil Pan fit '99 astro?

Postby cohomology [OP] » December 30th 2015, 6:58pm

chevymaher wrote:Using the infamous E Bay cross reference search engine. It fits but takes a different filter because it is deeper. Problem I see is with the extra depth the exhaust may not clear it. That may be what whoever said that was talking about.


What cross reference engine is it? Could you please direct me to the correct filter? Thanks a lot. I am not trying to be lazy, just totally unfamiliar with these stuff.
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Re: Does Dorman 265-811 Transmission Oil Pan fit '99 astro?

Postby chevymaher » December 30th 2015, 10:52pm

Look up what ever your looking for on E Bay. In this case the description you used in the title. Find the part look at sellers listing. Down the page the better sellers have a enter the vehicle to see if it fits.

Summit and Jegs have them to. Jegs works better tho.
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Re: Does Dorman 265-811 Transmission Oil Pan fit '99 astro?

Postby Lumpy » January 2nd 2016, 3:27pm

How could you not drill a round hole?


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Re: Does Dorman 265-811 Transmission Oil Pan fit '99 astro?

Postby AstroWill » January 2nd 2016, 8:50pm

cohomology wrote:Hi y'all, I am about to service my transmission and want to add a drain plug to the pan. Not sure I can drill a perfect round hole, so I am willing to shell out extra $30 to buy the Dorman. However, going through the review on Amazon, I saw some one person said this pan did not fit his '00 astro.

I am wondering if anyone has put this in his/her van here? Can you share your experience? BTW, I have the deep pan. Thank y'all for reading this post.


Reply to the guys comment on Amazon and ask him why it didn't fit. Though drilling a hole is super easy, and depending on your definition of perfect, it doesn't have to be technically perfect(you don't need a drill press or anything special) as that isn't where the drain plug kit seals, it seals around the outside of the hole that you drill. I would spend the $6-15 for the kit and drill it, pretty hard to screw up.

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Re: Does Dorman 265-811 Transmission Oil Pan fit '99 astro?

Postby cohomology [OP] » January 5th 2016, 4:04pm

chevymaher wrote:Look up what ever your looking for on E Bay. In this case the description you used in the title. Find the part look at sellers listing. Down the page the better sellers have a enter the vehicle to see if it fits.

Summit and Jegs have them to. Jegs works better tho.


I just went to a local AAP and tested the filters they have and found one that fits the pan. This works out easier than going through ebay I think.
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Re: Does Dorman 265-811 Transmission Oil Pan fit '99 astro?

Postby cohomology [OP] » January 5th 2016, 4:06pm

AstroWill wrote:
cohomology wrote:Hi y'all, I am about to service my transmission and want to add a drain plug to the pan. Not sure I can drill a perfect round hole, so I am willing to shell out extra $30 to buy the Dorman. However, going through the review on Amazon, I saw some one person said this pan did not fit his '00 astro.

I am wondering if anyone has put this in his/her van here? Can you share your experience? BTW, I have the deep pan. Thank y'all for reading this post.


Reply to the guys comment on Amazon and ask him why it didn't fit. Though drilling a hole is super easy, and depending on your definition of perfect, it doesn't have to be technically perfect(you don't need a drill press or anything special) as that isn't where the drain plug kit seals, it seals around the outside of the hole that you drill. I would spend the $6-15 for the kit and drill it, pretty hard to screw up.


The guys did follow up and mentioned that the pan does always fit, it is the filter that may or may not fit the pan. One of the corners of the filter needs to be "chipped" in order to fit the pan.
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Re: Does Dorman 265-811 Transmission Oil Pan fit '99 astro?

Postby cohomology [OP] » January 5th 2016, 4:31pm

AstroWill wrote:
cohomology wrote:Hi y'all, I am about to service my transmission and want to add a drain plug to the pan. Not sure I can drill a perfect round hole, so I am willing to shell out extra $30 to buy the Dorman. However, going through the review on Amazon, I saw some one person said this pan did not fit his '00 astro.

I am wondering if anyone has put this in his/her van here? Can you share your experience? BTW, I have the deep pan. Thank y'all for reading this post.


Reply to the guys comment on Amazon and ask him why it didn't fit. Though drilling a hole is super easy, and depending on your definition of perfect, it doesn't have to be technically perfect(you don't need a drill press or anything special) as that isn't where the drain plug kit seals, it seals around the outside of the hole that you drill. I would spend the $6-15 for the kit and drill it, pretty hard to screw up.


Well I ordered the Dorman through jet.com and after a couple of coupon and AmEx offer, I paid about the same as for a drain plug kit.
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Re: Does Dorman 265-811 Transmission Oil Pan fit '99 astro?

Postby AstroWill » January 5th 2016, 6:16pm

Cool, let us know how it fits.

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Re: Does Dorman 265-811 Transmission Oil Pan fit '99 astro?

Postby cohomology [OP] » January 6th 2016, 4:10pm

Will definitely report back when I finish the pan drop. Am waiting for the reverse boost pressure valve to arrive before I can get started.

AstroWill wrote:Cool, let us know how it fits.
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Re: Does Dorman 265-811 Transmission Oil Pan fit '99 astro?

Postby Jeepster09 » January 7th 2016, 1:27am

I am not sure if 2004 is same, but it fit my 2004 AWD just fine.
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