Volume: 3 quarts over stock
Dimensions: Click here for dimensions.
Number of Bolts: 21
This heavy duty, extra capacity PML transmission pan fits Ford 6R60, 6R75, 6R80 and 6R100 transmissions.
- Cooling — extra capacity, fins, and aluminum construction for reported temperature drops of 10 to 35 degrees
- Clearance — medium height maintains clearance, fins only on bottom
- Drain plug — on the side for safety
- Secure seal — machined flat gasket flange
- Strength — high quality, thick walls
Customers report temperature drops of 10 degrees on average. This varies with the vehicle, driver and driving conditions.
This PML transmission pan has been installed on 6R60, 6R75, 6R80 and 6R100 transmissions. Models of these vehicles may be able to use this transmission pan:
- Ford F–150, starting with some 2009 models to 2017
- Ford F–250 gas engine, 2017 and newer, with 6R100
- Ford Expedition, 2008 to 2017, 2007 with 6R75
- Ford Explorer and Sport Trac, 2006 to 2010 (some with 6R60 transmission), similar Mountaineers
- Lincoln Navigator, 2008 to 2017
- Mustang, 2009 to 2015 (check for ground clearance)
- International vehicles such at Mazda BT50 and Ranger (Everest may have frame cross member interference)
Configurations vary so always check your vehicle. Verify what transmission you and and look for ground clearance and make sure your vehicle has space for a larger transmission pan.
Explorer owners should plan on temporarily removing the cross member.. On the Ford Explorer, the pan is a very close fit and two bolts are difficult to access because of the cross member and the transmission cooler lines. Many customers have temporarily removed the cross member to gain access. A ball head t handle hex wrench might also work. See installations below.
- 2017 F250
- 2016 F150
- 2013 F150
- 2011 F150
- 2010 Sport Trac
- 2007 Sport Trac
- 2013 Mazda BT50
Richard installed this PML transmission pan on his 2017 Ford F250 6.2L 4X4 with a 6R100 transmission. He painted it with etching primer and 500 degree engine paint.
Brian installed this PML 6R80 transmission pan on his 2016 F150 4WD with the 5.0 Liter engine. He reported that the installation was straight forward and he had no problems with clearance.
Steve installed this PML 6R80 pan on his 2013 F–150 V8 XLT. The installation was a simple bolt-on process. Even thought this is a deep pan, the exhaust and frame are still much closer to the ground than the pan so there are not any clearance issues. Our thanks to Steve for installing our pan.
Watch a video of the installation of this pan on a F–150.
Steve also installed a PML differential cover on his F–150. He used PML part number 7092 (click on link for information and images). The PML YouTube Channel also has a video showing the differential cover installation.
Chris installed the PML transmission pan for the Ford 6R80 on his 2011 F150 5.0L 4x4 truck. Chris reported that the pan fits well without any clearance issues. He used the OE pan gasket. Our thanks to Chris for his feedback and pictures.
2010 Sport Trac with PML Transmission Pan
Mike installed this PML 6R80 transmission pan on his 2010 Sport Trac. The clearance on the driver's side front cross member is very close (about ¼ inch) and accessing some of the bolts was difficult. He found a ball head t handle hex wrench was a big help. Another customer temporarily removed the frame cross member to get the pan installed.
Mike wrote up his installation on the Explorer forum: ExplorerForum.com.
2007 Explorer Sport Trac
These images show the installation of this PML 6R80 deep pan on a 2007 Explorer Sport Trac with the 4.6 V8 engine. Jeff, the owner of the Sport Trac, painted a cast finish PML pan black before he installed the pan.
Jeff took some notes of his installation. He found the transmission cooler lines run close to front cross member so he could not access three of the front pan bolts. He ended up removing the cross member to remove the stock pan and replace it with a PML pan. This doesn't sound like a big issue unless your vehicle (like his) resides in the rust belt and "it didn't want to come out that easy." Jeff reported the fit is tight but clearances were good all around. Many thanks to Jeff for this pictures and comments.
From left to right (click on image to view larger):
2007 Ford Sport Trac
Clearance between front cross member and PML pan
Cross member removed for swapping of transmission pans
Clearance between exhaust and PML pan
2013 Mazda BT50 with PML Transmission Pan
John from Australia installed this PML transmission pan on his 2013 Mazda BT50 with the 5 cylinder 3.2 LT Puma motor. The BT50 trucks are similar to the Ford Ranger T6/PX and to the F150 in the US.
The installation went well. The only issue was the selector cable bracket has to be partially removed to allow the pan to go up. It is also in the way of any subsequent draining but careful use of a disk grinder might solve that. It took 9.2 quarts to refill. Many thanks to John for purchasing a PML pan and providing us with these pictures.
From left to right (click on image to view larger):
2013 Mazda BT50, Australia
PML pan installing, filling with transmission fluid, plenty of clearance
Drain plug side of the PML pan when installation is complete
Inside of PML 6R80 Pan
This image shows the inside of the stock and PML pan and the Ford 6R80 transmission with filter. The pickup of the filter sits in the deep area of the stock pan.
The deepest part of the PML pan is the same as the deep part of the stock pan so fluid pick up is at the same level with a PML pan or the stock pan. The fluid level is at the same place also.
Filter and Gasket Information for PML 6R80 Transmission Pan
PML design this pan to work with the stock filter and gasket. Filter supports on the bottom of the pan keep the filter in place (see above picture with stock pan and transmission). The transmission fluid is at the same level with a PML pan as with the stock pan and the pick up point is at approximately the same as with the stock pan.
A customer provided possible filter part numbers:
- 6R60 filter: 6L2Z7A098AA
- 6R80 deep filter: 7L1Z7A098AA
- 6R80 shallow filter: BL3Z7A098A
For the gasket, a cork or cork composite gasket will work well with a PML pan. Hard rubber gaskets with ribs can be easily damaged and leak or keep the bolts from tightening. Some folks like to use RTV but you have to be very careful not to get any inside the pan. The stock aluminum gasket with rubber trim can be used if it is clean and free of nicks.
Drain for PML 6R80 Transmission Pan
PML placed the drain hole on the left (driver side in US) near the rear of the vehicle.
A magnetic drain plug is included with the pan and all the mounting bolts. The side location is safer since there is less chance for damage than on the bottom. There is still easy access for maintenance. A boss on the other side of the pan in an alternate location.
Optional Machining for Temperature Sending Unit
Drilling and tapping for use with aftermarket sensors and gages is an option. This pan has a location on the passenger/right side for this.