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I want to replace my factory transmission pan with an aftermarket brand. I want one with a drain plug and the cooling fins to help keep the fluid cool. I want to be able to change the fluid without having to remove the entire pan and having to replace the gasket everytime. Mopar makes a really nice one with a magnetic drain plug and extra hole for a temperature sensor if you want to add a transmission temperature guage, but it costs $135.00. I've also thought about just buying one of those drain plug kits and installing it on the factory pan??? I dunno...any other suggestions on manufacturers or should I just spring for the Mopar pan???
 

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i was getting ready to drill mine out for the drain plug and the sending unit. i would prefer one with the cooling fins... please update if you find one other than mopar. i am sure that mopar stuff is nationally priced, but i will call my parts department today and see if they quote me the same price...
 

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I just changed my tranny fluid and installed a B&M drain plug kit. Did it with ease. Can't beat 9 bucks for the plug verses 135.00. But I understand the desire to keep the tranny as cool as possible..LOL DDGETHS
 

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These are NICE:

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The 727 pans should fit. The DD models may extend down too far on a 4x4 and compromise ground-clearance, but you could contact them about it. These pans are like $250, but are about the best out there.
 

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tunis, i called my dealer today for a price check - they were unable to find the pan in their book. do you have a part number?
 

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MOPP5007740

 

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$135 dollars for that pan??? Is the drain plug magnetic?? That is a steal. And it looks good too.
 

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Ive gotta tell ya that the aftermarket pans never seal up even with the neoprene gaskets, the factory alluminum pan your lookin at is the only way to go! They never leak as long as you torque them down with the neoprene gasket available from any trans shop.
 

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thanks for all the 411 fellahs...im gonna spring for the Mopar unit! you get what you pay for, right? :bigthumb:
 

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anyone - the best price that i can find on this pan (the one that tunis pointed out) is 152.95 at Macnini Racing

http://store.yahoo.com/chucker54/tranpan.html

MOPAR - A-518 Deep Cast Pan; (1990-2001) 3.9" Deep, MOPP5007740

does anyone know of a place with a better price? thanks...
 

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On 2002-03-15 16:08, mccomas wrote:
anyone - the best price that i can find on this pan (the one that tunis pointed out) is 152.95 at Macnini Racing

http://store.yahoo.com/chucker54/tranpan.html

MOPAR - A-518 Deep Cast Pan; (1990-2001) 3.9" Deep, MOPP5007740

does anyone know of a place with a better price? thanks...

http://www.kollerparts.com
mopar #P4876444 price $144.12 for a-518 trans
mopar #P4876443 price $114.42 for a-500 trans

im not sure what the difference is in the trans is though between the 518 and 500.
 

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How deep is the stock pan? I like the look of the Mopar pan and it is much cheaper than the other brands.

Does it only fit the 46RE or will it fit the 47RE as well?

Bill
 

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On 2002-03-16 00:03, Bill_L wrote:
How deep is the stock pan? I like the look of the Mopar pan and it is much cheaper than the other brands.

Does it only fit the 46RE or will it fit the 47RE as well?

Bill

doesnt the tech section of dodgeram.org list putting a 727 pan on the 47re?
 
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