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Old 02-24-2016, 06:06 PM   #1
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Question Aftermarket transmission oil pan - with drain hole/bolt

What do you all think of Dorman transmission oil pan 265-809 with a drain hole and drain bolt which should make changing the transmission fluid (and filter) easier...?

It should fit some of the 2007-2009 Auras, 2005-2007 IONs, 2001-2005 L-Series , 2004 L300s , 2006-2010 VUEs, as well as some other GMs that have the same GM 4T45-E automatic transmission.

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002XIKJO4

http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo....533948&jsn=232


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Old 10-30-2016, 09:19 PM   #2
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Happy Re: Aftermarket transmission oil pan - with drain hole/bolt

My 2007 ION-3 with the automatic transmission is almost at 100,000 miles. Today I changed the transmission fluid (Mobil-1 synthetic Dexron VI ATF), replaced the transmission pan (Dorman 265-809 with drain bolt), and replaced the gasket plus filter plus ring seal thing (ATP B-171).

Everything worked out great. The only hard part of the job was removing the ring seal thing on the bottom of the transmission where the filter connects. Now I look forward to changing the transmission fluid more often while leaving the pan, gasket, and 12 bolts alone.

I followed the instructions found in the following excellent video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14jSdg6c-Xs
I did two things differently.
  • My driveway slopes slightly downhill from the garage. I backed into the driveway and put the front end of the car on jack stands high enough to let me comfortably get underneath the car. The car was not yet level. Then I loosened some of the bolts on the pan to allow the old fluid to drain from the front end (the pan is shaped like an "L" and the fluid drained from the top of the narrow "L" into my basin without making much of a mess. After that I raised the car higher to make it level for correctly adding/overflowing the new transmission fluid.
  • Instead of using a funnel and a few sections of hose, I used one of these things which are perfect for adding transmission fluid: https://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-10106...dp/B000EH4UXM/

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Old 05-06-2017, 08:48 AM   #3
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Default Re: Aftermarket transmission oil pan - with drain hole/bolt

Have used this Dorman pan on 2 of my L-Series wagons. Quality item!

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