PML Deep Pan for Dodge RFE Transmissions, With Step and Relief
|Black powder coating
Volume: 2 quarts over stock
Dimensions: are in this file. This pan is 2½ to 3 inches taller than stock.
Number of Bolts: 15
Description and Applications
This PML extra capacity heavy duty transmission oil pan fits the Dodge RFE series of transmissions, such as the 68RFE, 545RFE, and 45RFE. It is designed specifically for trucks and SUVs with exhaust or cross member interference.
This 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.
Comparison of PML RFE Transmission Oil Pans
PML makes four pans for the 68RFE, 45RFE, 5-45RFE, 65RFE, 66RFE, 68RFE transmissions. All fit the transmission and the different designs suit a variety of vehicles and applications.
Left (driver) side of pan and drain hole. 11039, 11079 and 11078 parallel to ground when installed.
Rear of pans. 11078 and 11079 step down to clear the Hemi engine exhaust routing.
There are two different stock pans and two different filters for this Chrysler/Dodge transmission.
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.
PML does not include a filter with the pan. Thanks to Eric who provided part numbers for filters that will work with all PML Dodge RFE pans:
The filter bolts on to the valve body. No filter support or extension is needed. 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. PML designs pans and covers to work with stock parts without the need for additional modifications or complications.
It is the responsiblility of the installer to verify filter and fitment.
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 is responsible for installation, function and fitment.
Inside of Pan Has Baffles
Cast-in baffles control sloshing, act as a heat sink and direct the fluid to the filter pick-up. Image shows the inside of the pan.
The filter attaches to the valve body of the transmission so no filter supports or extensions are needed.
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.
Dakota 2006 V8 with PML Transmission Pan
PML Dodge transmission pan installed on a Dodge Dakota, 2006, V8.
In the picture you can see the exhaust on the right and frame on the left both have clearance. The skid plate is just below the bottom of the pan.
Installation done by Lavender Brothers in Seaside, CA.
Ram 1500 2010 with PML Transmission Pan
|PML Dodge transmission pan installed on a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500. Installation done by MBRP in Huntsville, ON, Canada.|
Ram 2500 2011 4WD, 5.7L Hemi with PML Transmission Pan
The stock pan is shown on the left and the PML pan is show on the right. This PML pan has plenty of space for the exhaust. See more pictures in the facebook photo album. You do not need to join facebook to view the pictures.
Brian installed the PML Dodge RFE pan with the step on his 2011 Ram 2500. He first thought he might have space for a pan without a step but found that the driver's side had less clearance.
Ram 1500 2006 with PML Transmission Pan
|PML transmission pan installed on a customer's Dodge Ram 1500, 2006.|
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 4.7L 4WD 545RFE
Patrick could not get this PML extra capacity pan installed on his 2005 Grand Cherokee. This pan is too tall for his exhaust routing. His exhaust shop said there are too many bends and connections in that area to modify the exhaust routing.
PML's low profile pan was installed on a 2006 Grand Cherokee 4.0L but we do not know if the exhaust routing is the same as this 2005.
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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