PML Stock Capacity Transmission Pan For Dodge RFE
Part Number 11078
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Dimensions: are in this file. This pan is about 1 inch taller than stock.
Number of Bolts: 15
Description and Applications
This PML heavy duty transmission oil pan fits the Dodge 68RFE, 66RFE, 65RFE, 545RFE, and 45RFE transmissions. It is designed specifically for trucks and SUVs with exhaust or cross member interference. This transmission pan clears the damper on 2012 Ram 2500 with the 66RFE (see installation below).
This transmission pan features:
PML designed this pan for vehicles with one of the Dodge RFE transmissions and the exhaust or cross frame members close to the stock pan. Configurations vary so always check your vehicle to verify transmission and clearance. Here are some examples of vehicles that have installed this pan:
Trucks and SUVs have a variety of configurations. Look at yours before you order to verify your transmission and clearance.
2014 and newer diesel engine trucks: Ram routes cooler lines under the stock pan on these trucks. See PML part number 10304.
Jeep owners: Check carefully. These Jeep vehicles most likely have this transmission do not have enough clearance for a larger transmission pan:
Dakota Owners and those with front routed exhaust: Other aftermarket pans have the step but not the curved relief for vehicles with the exhaust routed along the front of the pan. This pan has both. For a picture, see the installation on a Dakota below.
PML makes four different pans for the Dodge RFE transmission series (45RFE, 5-45RFE, 65RFE, 66RFE, 68RFE). The stock pans and filters are also shown in the image below for reference.
If you have skid plates, check how much space you have as this pan is taller than stock.
Note: This pan works with the "4WD" filter only since it follows the shape of the stock "4WD" transmission oil pan.
Filter and Gasket Information
Stock "4WD" filter and pan at left. Filter and pan now used on 2WD and 4WD vehicles.
Stock "2WD" filter and pan at left. Seen more commonly on 2006 and older trucks.
See the location of the pick-up on the filters and the corresponding location on the stock pans? For the "2WD" filter, the pick up would hit the bottom of the "4WD" pan.
For PML part numbers 10304 and 11039, you can use either filter.
For PML part numbers 11078 and 11079, you must use the "4WD" filter as the step in the pan will not accommodate a 2WD filter. Thanks to Eric who provided part numbers for 4WD filters that will work:
The filter referred to as the 2WD filtter, has a short inlet pipe toward the rear of the filter. The other filter is called a 4WD filter and the inlet tube is longer and toward the center of the filter. We have been told that around 2007 Dodge began using 4WD filters and pans on 2WD vehicles.
PML pans for Dodge RFE transmissions work with stock filters, easily available from your favorite auto parts store or dealer.
The filter bolts on to the valve body as shown in above images. The filter does not use the pan for support so the pan does not need filter supports in it.
A filter extension or tube is not needed since the fluid will be at the same level with a stock pan as with the PML pan. The filter will pick up from the same place with the stock pan or with a PML pan. PML designs pans and covers to work with stock parts without the need for additional modifications or complications.
For a gasket, PML recommends an inexpensive cork or cork composite type gasket or the silicon gasket maker. Some Dodge vehicles use the Mopar silicon gasket maker, which comes in a tube, with the stock pan. This works fine with a PML pan.
An example of a cork gasket is Transmaxx 72300, shown below.
Information is for reference only. Installer should verify transmission, filter, and fitment based on the individual vehicle.
Image shows the inside of the pan.
The bosses on the inside are for the drain hole and an optional temperature sensor hole.
This is a stock capacity pan so the inside follows the shape of a stock pan.
Optional Machining for Temperature Sending Unit
This pan has a location on the driver's side that can be machined for use with aftermarket sensors and gages. The location is a circular boss and can accommodate between 1/8 NPT and 1/2 NPT. PML can drill and tap the hole to order for a $45 machining charge.
PML Transmission Pan Compared to Stock
These images show this PML transmission pan compared to the stock pan.
2006 Dodge Dakota
These pictures are from Paul who installed this PML Dodge transmission pan on his 2006 Dakota, 4x4, 4.7L. The installation went well and he's gone on a 400 mile trip. Thanks to Paul for sending us pictures of his Dakota with a PML Dodge differential cover, with the stock transmission pan, and with the new PML transmission pan installed.
2012 Dodge Ram 1500 with 65RFE Transmission
Keith at Forest City Diesel in Missouri installed this transmission pan on a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Crew Cab. He used a a TRANSTAR fiber gasket P/N 72300F. He report that the install was quick and simple. He torqued the pan bolts to 85 inch pounds and the drain to 20 foot pounds. He re-torqued the pan bolts after the trans went through a heat cycle, but they were fine. Keith summarized his installation with the comment concluded his comments with "Great pan!"
2012 Ram 2500 with 66RFE Transmission
Larry installed this PML transmission pan on his 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 with the 66RFE transmissions. His dealer told him the cylinder on the crossover pipe is a vibration damper to reduce noise. Larry opted to leave the damper in place since this low profile pan provided clearance.
PML Transmission Pan Features:
All PML transmission pans ship with new mounting bolts and a magnetic drain plug.
If you would like PML to machine your pan for a temperature sending unit, there is an additional charge of $45 .
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