This is a discussion on ZF 8HP plastic transmission pan differences within the RAM 1500 Diesel Transmission forums, part of the RAM 1500 Diesel Garage - RAM 1500 Diesel Mechanics Corner category; I'm with rottenron on price being an issue. I replaced mine at about 170,000 kms and got an OEM pan pretty cheap. It's an issue ...
I'm with rottenron on price being an issue. I replaced mine at about 170,000 kms and got an OEM pan pretty cheap. It's an issue of price and function. The OEM pan doesn't have a replaceable filter, but the number of magnet locations were more than some aftermarket I looked at. Let's be honest, unless you are a frequent changer who hot shots and put on plenty of mileage thus changes, you aren't going to be swapping this pan out very frequently. Most of the pans I looked at had comparable volume but some were deeper(heat problems, not me), all fit, so I went with OEM at a cheap price. Will change in another 170,000. To each his own.
personally I think it is possible , in the 70's and 80's I saw a lot of identical parts,
for ford and mercury , priced higher for mercury ,
-capri parts more expensive than Mustang ,
-ford torino<=> mercury Montego
-Ford Granada <=>Mercury Monarch
-Ford Pinto<=>Mercury Bobcat
-Ford Maverick<=>Mercury Comet
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Anyone using the PPE pan? I’m at 40,000 miles mostly highway and not towing. Also, has anyone had issues with the plastic pan? Looks like it could be an issue in snow or off-road.
2002 Excursion Limited 7.3 w/ 282k and counting
2016 Longhorn ED with GDE 191k / 4,550 hrs and counting
Towing #s: https://www.ram1500diesel.com/forum/...tml#post872001
I ordered a PPE pan, and when it came in it looked like somebody had nudged it during the machining process, which meant the holes for the filter bolts didn't line up with the filter. I got them to send me a new filter and they said to drill out the holes in the filter until it fit, and after I had done that, I wasn't comfortable installing it at all.
I have the PPE pan. I changed the fluid at 100k then at 200k wanted to change the fluid & filter and there were none of the plastic filterpans with changeable filters yet so I bought the PPE pan. Short of a Transporter or Hot Shot use I probably would suggest the lower cost stock looking filterpans with changeable filters. If you change the fluid at every 100k & filter at say 200k & 400k And well you don’t even have the truck anymore at 400k how does it warrant the PPE. Next is 100k fluid & 200k filter a reasonable or sufficient service interval. Well I’m at 570k towing TT/THs & occasionally boats commercially and it’s worked fine for me as in repairs. FWIW I do have the GDE trans tune which may help trans & motor longevity and am informed enough to faithfully use the tow haul button.
Airstream, TT, Boat, transporter. Factory receiver 1,290/12k (w WDH) factory brake controller tow mirrors & hitch camera. No sway WDH, Andersen Rapid adjust hitch, Turnover ball GN hitch w 5er adapter, Axle to frame air bags, GDE tune w turbo brake, SLT Grill, 275/55/20 XL load tires, Max ED tow rating 9,200, Combined axle rating 7,800, Max RAM 1500 CVWR 15,950, truck with me & 3 hitchs axle weights steer 3,340 drive 2,560
PPE pan here. Installed at 70k and the fluid tested good. Went PPE for the serviceable filter. After the 2nd filter change you'll be money ahead over the plastic pans.
The extra fluid capacity is a plus, along with the better heat dissipation of the finned aluminum over plastic. No worries about road debris taking out the PPE pan, very well made.
2016 Laramie CC 6'4", Delmonico Red, GDE Hot tune and Trans tune, External oil cooler, PPE Trans pan