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; Originally Posted by Ngmernicki I ordered a PPE pan, and when it came in it looked like somebody had nudged it during the machining process, ...
2016 Laramie CC 6'4", Delmonico Red, GDE Hot tune and Trans tune, External oil cooler, PPE Trans pan
I can confirm that the two OEM Plastic pans being discussed are identical. Identical. Same filter media, same shape, same molding marks, same size, same fitment, same filtering ability, same bolt holes, same everything. 68233701AA (less expensive) 68225344AA (more expensive for the identical piece made in a different country). The only difference is where they are made and the price. You are not taking a chance. They are identical. I am a Marine Systems Engineer in the Canadian Navy with 35 years of experience working with Diesels. I have looked at both filter medias under a microscope. Identical fibers. Identical space between fibers. Identical thickness. Any talk of them not being identical is fear mongering and profiteering. Not rolling the dice at all, they are identical.
'16 Bighorn CC, Tow Package, Remote start, heated seats and steering wheel, park sense and rear camera, 8.4 touchscreen, Alpine with 5 JBL speakers installed, CD player, Rear defrost, Line x, Husky x-act floor mats, Husky mud flaps, Celtic Economy Tune with EGR disable, DeeZee tailgate assist.