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Old 08-26-2007, 01:07 PM   #1
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As advertised in High Performance Pontiac magazine November edition:

PML Inc. offers a sand cast aluminum transmission pan for Pontiac 4T60E and 4T65E units. The pans feature thick wall construction and provides an easier fluid change with its drain hole and magnetic plug. A precision machined 3/8" thick gasket flange, raised fins for cooling, a low profile for clearance and an undrilled boss for a temp sensor. Available as cast black powder coated with shaved fins, or polished. Price is $200 - $310(polished)
PML Inc, Dept HPP, 201 West Beach Ave, Inglewood CA 90302
(310) 671-4345
www.yourcovers.com

So who'* gonna take a hit for the club...................sorry, not me, although I'd like to but no mod money this year.
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i wonder how different it is from the ZZP pan?

https://www.zzperformance.com/grand_...ts1.php?id=547

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Cast? No thanks. Cast=brittle. One bad bump.......
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Yes castings are more brittle but we aren't off road racing Bill.

The biggest benefit....."Customers have reported temperatures 20 to 30 degrees cooler."
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http://www.yourcovers.com/trans_pan_...58_cast_lg.jpg

Looks different but probably a casting as well.
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They are asking too much money for a sheet of metal with a drain plug through it. And im sure those cooling fins doesn't take rocket science to create ether. Its about $200 overpriced.
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It'* not a sheet of metal. It'* a sand casting.
They would have had to make a pattern. The initial cost of making the pattern is about between $5-10,000. Then each casting after that would probably cost about $50 plus the cost to machine the gasket face and drill the holes.
My guess is it would cost them about $100 for each piece, then they would have to ensure enough sales to pay off the cost of the pattern.

A stamped steel pan should be much cheaper. Do you know what GM would charge for an OEM piece?
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A stamped steel pan should be much cheaper. Do you know what GM would charge for an OEM piece?
About 40 bucks.
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And there are kits out there for installing drain plugs into stamped pans.
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Would there be any benefit in this pan over adding a trans cooler for the cooling aspect?

The drain is nice..talking only cooling at the moment though.
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