Volume: stock capacity compared to 3.3" deep stock pan, AC Delco part number 24243526
Dimensions: Click here for dimensions.
Number of Bolts: 18 (there are 20 holes, 2 holes locate the gasket and 18 holes for bolts to hold the pan to the transmission case)
PML designed this transmission pan for 2006 and newer Cadillac, GMC, and Chevrolet cars and GM trucks and SUVs with the 6L80, 6L80E transmission.
- Maintains ground clearance or clearance to skid plate, only 5/8 inch deeper than stock
- Heavy duty sand cast aluminum construction
- Finned to dissipate heat from transmission fluid
- Drain hole and magnetic drain plug for easier maintenance
- Fill/level check hole and plug for filling the transmission through the pan
- Thick walls to add strength to the transmission housing
- Thick gasket flange, machined flat for a leak free seal
There are several stock pans for the 6L80. This pan design is based on stock pan AC Delco part number 24243526.
For vehicles without a dipstick, there is a fill/level check hole on the rear of the OEM pan. On some OEM pans, the fill/level check is 5/8 inch below the flange. This is measured on the INSIDE of pan. The PML pan is made with a level check 5/8 inch below the flange but the PML pan level check can be machined to match other OEM pans.
If the exhaust crosses underneath the stock pan, you may need to drop or lower the exhaust to install this pan. Three bolts are difficult to access and there is not any space to manuever the thicker PML pan on to the transmission housing.
This pan is about 5/8" deeper than the 3.3" stock pan.
PML also makes a GM 6L80 deep transmission pan with extra capacity.
This pan will fit the GM 6L80, 6L80E transmission found on many configurations of GM, Cadillac, Chevy and Hummer H2. Some possible vehicles:
- Camaro 2010 to 2015, V8 6.2L
- Hummer H2 2008 to 2009, V8 6.2L, with undercarriage protection (check clearance)
- Trucks and SUVs needing more ground clearance than with the PML deep pan (such as those that are lowered or have skid plates)
- Cadillac/Chevy/GM cars with 3.3" stock pan
Check these items before ordering:
- Verify transmission is a 6L80/6L80E.
- Measure depth of stock pan since this PML pan replaces 3.3 inches deep stock pans.
- Check that there is clearance for a pan about 5/8 inch deeper.
- If vehicle requires use of fill/level check on pan, the level check height of the stock pan must match the level check height of the PML pan. This is a hassle, unfortunately. To find out the height of the level check to the flange, the pan cannot be on the transmission.
Configurations vary and PML cannot guarantee fitment.
Fill/Level Check Information
There are several OEM stock pans for the 6L80 transmission. Some have a level check on the transmission pan and some do not. The three most common pans are: no level check on pan, level check 5/8" below flange, and level check 1 1/16" below flange. This is measured on the INSIDE of the pan.
Other level check heights are possible. Contact PML if you have a level check height other than 5/8" or 1 1/16".
If your OEM pan does NOT have the level check on the pan, this information does not apply since the dipstick is used to check the fluid level. Typically, the pan for pre 2019 trucks and SUVs does not have a fluid level check on the pan.
Read this PDF about the 6L80 level check: Verify Level Check.
By default, the PML level check is 5/8 inch from the flange:
Two OEM pans and level check heights:
Some Corvettes and Cadillacs may have GM part number 24239529 (or a similar pan) with level check height larger than the PML default height. PML can machine the level check to 1 1/16" to match the OEM pan for these applications. Other level check heights are possible. Contact PML if you have a level check height other than 5/8" or 1 1/16".
The INSTALLATIONS section shows pictures of a Corvette OEM pan and a PML pan with the level check machined to 1 1/16".
OEM Stock Pan 2 1/4 Inches Deep
Some cars, such as the Pontiac G8, use a 2 1/4 inches deep pan. This PML pan cannot replace the 2 1/4 inches deep stock pan since the fill level is different and the filter would not be supported.
Our thanks to those who have emailed us pictures of their installations.
For a Corvette, PML can machine level check to match OEM pan.
- 2012 Camaro
- 2010 Camaro
- 2011 Corvette
- 2009 Corvette
- 2012 Silverado
- 2010 Suburban
2012 Camaro, Installation by PATC
PATC, Performance Automotive and Transmission Center, powder coated our pan to match their 2012 Camaro 2SS.
Watch the YouTube Video of the PATC Camaro.
2010 Camaro, Installation by Bowler Performance Transmissions
This shows the stock pan and the PML pan installed on a 2010 Camaro. Installation by Bowler Performance Transmissions in Illinois. Transmission pan is in the natural as-cast finish.
To have the correct transmission fluid level, PML machined the level check to match the OEM pan level check. Jake verified that the PML pan and OEM pan levels matched. Jake reported that the pan worked great.
2011 Corvette 6L80 Transmission
OEM and PML transmission pans
Level check on Corvette OEM pan
PML 6L80 pan level check modified for Corvettes
PML 6L80 pan installed, view of rear of pan
PML 6L80 pan installed, driver side view
PML 6L80 pan installed, front view
2011 Corvette with PML 6L80 transmission pan installed, view from passenger side
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2009 Corvette Z51, Installation by Ernie Naugle
Ernie installed the PML stock capacity 6L80 pan on his 2009 (2010 model year) Corvette Z51. Our thanks to Ernie for emailing us a picture of the installed pan.
2012 Chevy Silverado 1500
The customer installed this PML transmission pan on his 2012 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab 4x4 with 5.3L engine.
2010 Suburban 1500
Ben installed this PML transmission pan on his Suburban. He also installed a PML differential cover. He loves having drain plugs!
PML 6L80 pan installed on 2010 Suburban
Drain plug on PML 6L80 transmission pan, installed on a 2010 Suburban
2010 Suburban 1500
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Inside of PML Pan
PML designed this stock capacity transmission pan for GM 6L80 transmission to use the stock OEM gasket. The stock OEM gasket is reusable. Make sure the gasket is clean and free of any holes or nicks to avoid leaks.
PML designed this stock capacity transmission pan for GM 6L80 transmission to use the stock OEM filter.
Check your stock pan depth. We based our design on a stock pan that is 3.3 inches deep. The filter is held in place by the bottom of the pan. Some stock pans are not 3.3 inches deep. For exapmle, the pan for a Pontiac G8 is 2 1/4 inches deep. This pan probably cannot replace that stock pan.
No filter supports or extensions are needed since this pan is the same internal depth as the 3.3 inches deep stock pan. On the outside, this pan is larger than the stock pan. If the stock pan is not 3.3 inches deep, there will be problems with the filter.
Fill/Level Check Hole
Some vehicles use a level check hole on the pan instead of a dipstick. The level check hole on the pan is only needed if your stock pan has a level check hole for monitoring the fluid level. Many trucks have a dipstick and do not need a level check on the pan.
PML used AC Delco 24243526 to set the height for the level check hole in this transmission pan.
NOTE: Other stock pans may have different heights for the top of the level check. Read this PDF file with details and see the APPLICATIONS section.
Optional Machining For Temperature Sending Unit
Optionally, this pan can be machined for a temperature sending unit.
If you would like PML to drill and tap hole, the machining charge is per hole. A plug for the hole is included.
The standard size is 1/8 NPT. Call or email if you need a different size.
Drain and Included in Package
The drain is on the driver's side.
This pan includes a magnetic drain plug with a reusable copper sealing washer and mounting bolts. A plug is included for the fill hole.
PML 6L80E Transmission Pans and GM Stock Pan Compared
The G8 stock pan is about 2 1/4 inches. PML does not make a pan to replace the 2 1/4 inches stock pan. Always check your vehicle before ordering.