Volume: 2 quarts over stock "car" type pan
Dimensions: Click here for dimensions. Fin height about 0.220 inches.
Number of Bolts: 13
- Thick wall construction for strength
- Gasket flange machined flat for a secure seal to the transmission housing
- Finned for heat dissipation
- Top quality sand cast aluminum
- Drain and magnetic drain plug for easy servicing
The transmission was first available in 1964.
This pan has the same capacity as the stock TH400 "truck" pan. It is slightly larger because of the cooling fins on the bottom of the PML pan.
PML also makes a stock capacity version of this pan, PML part number 9591.
We have one of these pans on SPECIAL.
The PML deep transmission pan fits many cars and trucks with the GM TH 400 transmission. This transmission is found in GMC and Chevy vehicles such as:
- 1970-76 models of Corvette, Chevy, Cadillac, Olds, Buick
- Blazer (2WD and 4WD)
- Hummer H1, 1991 and 1992
- Jaguar (this pan has been installed on a 1991 XJS)
- K1500, K2500, K3500 (2WD and 4WD)
Always check your vehicle to verify transmission and clearance. This PML pan fits the Turbo 400 transmission. It is larger than stock so make sure to check for clearance for a larger pan.
If your stock pan has a dipstick receiver on the side of the pan, a PML Turbo 400 is not compatible with your vehicle.
The TH400 transmission is called Super Turbine 400 or Turbo 400 in the racing field and is formally called THM400 for Turbo-Hydra-matic 400. It first appeared in cars in 1964 and continued in production in the 1980s. In 1980s GM changed the name to 3L80.
No pictures of installations available.
Included with PML Transmission Pan
PML includes a new mounting hardware with each pan. The flange of the PML pan is much thicker than on the stock pan so the stock bolts would not be long enough.
A magnetic drain plug is also included with the hardware for each pan. The magnet on the end of the drain plug can capture small bits of metal in the fluid.
Inside of Pan
Image shows the inside of the pan. Click on image to view larger.
Optional Temperature Sending Unit Machining
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.
There are three locations on this pan that can be machined for a temperature sending unit. The bosses (thick areas) on the inside of the pan are located on:
- driver side
- passenger side
- rear of the pan near the drain hole
This PML pan is designed to work with the stock filter and stock deep pan tube, bolt and sleeve. The stock deep pan tube is GM part number 8629526.
In January 2008, PML moved the drain plug to bottom and temp sensor boss to driver's side. In 2017, we made the boss on the driver's side internal to the pan.
These updates allow four wheel drive vehicles, such as Blazers, K1500, K2500, and K3500 to avoid drive shaft interference with the PML pan.
Early Valve Body
The early TH400 valve body uses a side mount filter. This "old style" filter could hit the internal boss. One customer with the early valve body, ground off the boss. Another customer drilled a hole in the valve body to hold the "new style" filter in place on his old valve body. He had switched to the new style filter before getting a PML pan. He found the old style filter to be a "bad design" since it kept sucking air.