Ford 6R80 Deep Transmission Pan
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Volume: 3 quarts over stock
Dimensions: Click here for dimensions.
Number of Bolts: 21
This heavy duty, extra capacity PML transmission pan fits the Ford 6R80 transmission.
PML designed this 6R80 pan for:
Some vehicles with the Ford 6R80 transmission are:
Some Ford Explorer and Explorer Sport Trac SUVs with the 4.6L V8 from 2006 to 2010 have the similar 6R60 transmission and this pan has been successfully installed on several of these. Other vehicles with the 6R60 may also be able to use this pan.
Explorer owners should plan on temporarily removing the cross member.. On the Ford Explorer, the pan is a very close fit and two bolts are difficult to access because of the cross member and the transmission cooler lines. Many customers have temporarily removed the cross member to gain access. A ball head t handle hex wrench might also work. See installations below.
Configurations vary so please check if this pan will work for you being ordering. To find out if this pan will fit your vehicle, make sure you have the 6 speed 6R80 transmission. Look at your stock pan and see if it is the same shape and number of bolts. Then look for clearance for a larger pan. See if your vehicle has anything like frame cross members or exhaust that would be in the way of a larger pan.
PML 6R80 Pan Compared to Stock
This image shows the inside of the stock and PML pan and the Ford 6R80 transmission with filter. The pickup of the filter sits in the deep area of the stock pan.
The deepest part of the PML pan is the same as the deep part of the stock pan so fluid pick up is at the same level with a PML pan or the stock pan. The fluid level is at the same place also.
Filter and Gasket Information for PML 6R80 Transmission Pan
PML design this pan to work with the stock filter and gasket. Filter supports on the bottom of the pan keep the filter in place (see above picture with stock pan and transmission). This eliminates the need for an extension and keeps the filter from wobbling around in a larger pan.
A customer provided possible filter part numbers:
For the gasket, a composite or flexible rubber cork gasket will work well with a PML pan. Hard rubber gaskets with ribs can be easily damaged and leak or keep the bolts from tightening. Some folks like to use RTV but you have to be very careful not to get any inside the pan The stock aluminum gasket with rubber trim can be used if it is clean and free of nicks.
Drain for PML 6R80 Transmission Pan
PML placed the drain hole on the driver's side, near the rear of the vehicle. See Installations below for a picture.
A magnetic drain plug is included with the pan and all the mounting bolts. The side location is safer since there is less chance for damage than on the bottom. There is still easy access for maintenance.
PML Transmission Pan Compared to Stock
These images show this PML transmission pan compared to the stock cover.
2013 F–150 with PML Transmission Pan
Steve installed this PML 6R80 pan on his 2013 F–150 V8 XLT. The installation was a simple bolt-on process. Even thought this is a deep pan, the exhaust and frame are still much closer to the ground than the pan so there are not any clearance issues. Our thanks to Steve for installing our pan.
Also more photos of this installation are in our Facebook album. You do not need to join Facebook to view.
Steve also installed a PML differential cover on his F–150. He used PML part number 7092 (click on link for information and images).
2010 Sport Trac with PML Transmission Pan
Mike installed this PML 6R80 transmission pan on his 2010 Sport Trac. The clearance on the driver's side front cross member is very close (about ¼ inch) and accessing some of the bolts was difficult. He found a ball head t handle hex wrench was a big help. Another customer temporarily removed the frame cross member to get the pan installed.
Mike wrote up his installation on the Explorer forum: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=391071.
2011 F–150 with PML Transmission Pan
Chris installed the PML transmission pan for the Ford 6R80 on his 2011 F150 5.0L 4x4 truck. Chris reported that the pan fits well without any clearance issues. He used the OE pan gasket. Our thanks to Chris for his feedback and pictures.
2007 Explorer Sport Trac with PML Transmission Pan
These images show the installation of this PML 6R80 deep pan on a 2007 Explorer Sport Trac with the 4.6 V8 engine. Jeff, the owner of the Sport Trac, painted a cast finish PML pan black before he installed the pan.
Jeff took some notes of his installation. He found the transmission cooler lines run close to front cross member so he could not access three of the front pan bolts. He ended up removing the cross member to remove the stock pan and replace it with a PML pan. This doesn't sound like a big issue unless your vehicle (like his) resides in the rust belt and "it didn't want to come out that easy." Jeff reported the fit is tight but clearances were good all around. Many thanks to Jeff for this pictures and comments.
2013 Mazda BT50 with PML Transmission Pan
John from Australia installed this PML transmission pan on his 2013 Mazda BT50 with the 5 cylinder 3.2 LT Puma motor. The BT50 trucks are similar to the Ford Ranger T6/PX and to the F150 in the US.
The installation went well. The only issue was the selector cable bracket has to be partially removed to allow the pan to go up. It is also in the way of any subsequent draining but careful use of a disk grinder might solve that. It took 9.2 quarts to refill. Many thanks to John for purchasing a PML pan and providing us with these pictures.
PML Transmission Pan Features
Gasket and filter not included (use stock parts).
Learn more about finishes and construction of PML parts.
If you would like PML to machine your pan for a temperature sensor, there is an additional charge of $40. Please place your order over the phone if you would like machining.
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