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Unread 08-24-2010, 04:18 PM   #31
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if this pan magically cures my 42RLE woes, I will be one happy man.

i've always thought a dry sump tranny pan, with an external oil filter & reservoir would make the most sense for 42RLE...hmm...i have the old pan...worth looking into maybe??
I installed the new Mopar pan today with my engine skid. No clearance issues. In fact, I can't really see a significant reason to "upgrade". I just installed it to check for clearance.

One positive side effect is that I discovered my transmission was overfilled by at least a quart. Got that squared away and my 42RLE is running MUCH better. It was acting like there was a major problem. The torque converter wouldn't unlock for about 5 seconds after you stopped almost killing the engine, shifts were very soft, etc.

Glad the pan swap actually accomplished something. It's certainly not an "upgrade" in my book.

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Unread 07-10-2011, 01:33 PM   #32
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I'll be picking up this pan when I do my trans service later this month. Is the trans filter the same as the one used with the previous pan?
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Unread 08-01-2011, 10:19 PM   #33
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Bump. Still looking for an answer to the above question as I have a filter sitting here and not sure if I'm gonna have to pickup a new one to work with the "upgraded" pan. Anybody got the info?
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Unread 08-01-2011, 10:31 PM   #34
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The filter will work, it is the same for deep and shallow pans. The only difference in that area is how tall the filter's spacer is to position the filter down lower to sit lower in a deeper pan. The new pan didn't come with a spacer to position the filter lower?
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Unread 08-01-2011, 10:32 PM   #35
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The filter will work, it is the same for deep and shallow pans.
Great . Thanks, Jerry .
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Unread 08-02-2011, 07:40 AM   #36
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Hmm... has the price for this plummeted or something? I'm seeing it for about $7 online now, but I'm wary that it might be the old part or something. My transmission has been slipping for several months when cold (only 41k miles ), so I was thinking about getting a flush and may as well do this too...
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Unread 08-02-2011, 08:07 AM   #37
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Hmm... has the price for this plummeted or something? I'm seeing it for about $7 online now
Actually, the price has gone up. Used to be $6 and change.

But, if you want that good feeling that comes with paying more, they are available on Ebay for $39.95 (shipping extra.)
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Unread 08-02-2011, 09:18 AM   #38
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Make sure you get a new magnet! The old magnet from the old pan will not work with the new pan.
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How about if I have an 06? My impression from reading through the thread was that the 06 magnet was fine. Also, did some more searching and there are folks saying the new one isn't any deeper than the old one
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Unread 08-02-2011, 12:54 PM   #40
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How about if I have an 06? My impression from reading through the thread was that the 06 magnet was fine.
If you have the later version magnet, you should have the later pan as well. And, if you have an '06, you should have the later version.

Look at the bottom of your pan. Do you see a concave, dome-shaped depression on the bottom, left side of the pan? Or is there a convex, round recess that is flat on the bottom?
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The filter will work, it is the same for deep and shallow pans. The only difference in that area is how tall the filter's spacer is to position the filter down lower to sit lower in a deeper pan. The new pan didn't come with a spacer to position the filter lower?
Sorry to dig up an old thread, but the spacer thing caught my attention.

I pulled something out of the fluid intake hole when I did my service a while ago, thinking it was a piece of the seal from a previous filter. I think I threw it away with the old filter. Have any idea about how long this spacer might be?

I'm gonna change out the fluid and install a Mopar filter to see if it helps to get rid of the occasional P0740 I have. Jeep is my DD, so I don't want to keep it down long when I go in to it.
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Sorry to dig up an old thread, but the spacer thing caught my attention.

I pulled something out of the fluid intake hole when I did my service a while ago, thinking it was a piece of the seal from a previous filter. I think I threw it away with the old filter. Have any idea about how long this spacer might be?

I'm gonna change out the fluid and install a Mopar filter to see if it helps to get rid of the occasional P0740 I have. Jeep is my DD, so I don't want to keep it down long when I go in to it.
The non-Mopar filters have been known to cause issues. I don't recall a "spacer" from when I did mine. Just made sure the old o-ring was removed.

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If you have the later version magnet, you should have the later pan as well. And, if you have an '06, you should have the later version.

Look at the bottom of your pan. Do you see a concave, dome-shaped depression on the bottom, left side of the pan? Or is there a convex, round recess that is flat on the bottom?
Before I crawl under there, which is which? I couldn't really see what you were referring to in the pix.
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Before I crawl under there, which is which? I couldn't really see what you were referring to in the pix.
I will try to answer this since TF7 hasn't posted since September. From what I remember from inside the pan on my 06 there is a hill, and the large magnet sits around that hill like a donut on a ring toss game. I think in the pictures you can see the the old pan has a recess on the inside that the smaller magnet fits in. This recess looks like someone glued a silver dollar on the bottom of the pan and painted over it.

This makes sense that you cant use the old magnet, because the center hole (if it even has one) is not big enough to go around the half ping pong ball sized hill in the 06 pan.
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