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We are ready for a transmission pan for our new GM 4L60 (It came with a stock, no drain plug pan). Have talked to a few guys in our area who really like their DERALE Pan Cooler pans (3-7/8" deep). Others really like their B&M Chrome Pans (Both stock and deep pans). A few who used Aluminum Pans switched after cracks from flying objects/bottom outs, etc.

Which one seems to be the best/most reliable?

By the way, we ordered our LOKAR Shifter yesterday as we feel it will be the strongest with the rod hookup(s).

Any info greatly appreciated.

Richard and Judy White, MAXX2
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I don't recommend using a chrome pan. It retains heat which isn't good for your trans. Black is best. A deep plain steel pan, with a drain plug, painted black is the best choice. You could install a drain in the stock pan and paint it black.

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LVMAXX, I put a chrome B&M pan on my 4L60 in my Blazer and it leaked constantly, I tried three different kinds of gaskets and nothing stopped it. Yes, I followed their instuructions as to which gasket to use and nothing worked. My 0.02.


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deeper pan does = less ground clearance

i have the tci aluminum but it had to be ground with a die grinder on the inside to clear the linkage

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I'm with your friends with the "DERALE" pan, I have run mine three summers in the Palm Springs area + two B&M coolers. No leaks, tranny has the same snap from day one. You are only 10-15 degrees cooler than me during the summer months so go with it.
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