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PostSubject: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:07 am

Anybody have this done to their Riv?  Or know anything about it?  I've read that it cools the tranny about 20*.  

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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:12 am

Odd they wouldn't mention it in their listing, if it was a documented fact.
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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:03 pm

$189.00... I'd love to see the dyno tests for that mod.

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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:35 pm

its a ripoff...... You need a trans pan?? I got like one or 2.
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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:56 pm

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$189.00... I'd love to see the dyno tests for that mod.

I saw people talking about it on another board. Don't remember if it was clubgp or regalgs. Said it was a great mod and he runs about 20* cooler now.

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its a ripoff...... You need a trans pan?? I got like one or 2.

I don't need one was just wondering about it. Thanks though.
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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:58 pm

If it were $39.99, I'd buy one.

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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:02 pm

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If it were $39.99, I'd buy one.

agree

I'm thinking more of down the road and I have an extra $200 to throw around. wink Just wanted a little info on it.
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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:08 pm

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If it were $39.99, I'd buy one.

agree

I'm thinking more of down the road and I have an extra $200 to throw around. wink Just wanted a little info on it.

I just got my car towed away AGAIN and paid 150 to get it back. In my current prospective, it's not a bad buy lol.
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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:51 pm

Heres the thread I read it on. http://www.clubgp.com/newforum/tm.asp?m=3651463&p=1&mpage=2&tmode=1&smode=1&key=&language=

There is a guy who said he used to get 195-202* temps and now its around 170-180.

Zoomer posted that most people claim 20-25* drop in temps.

How much does a tranny cooler do?
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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:28 pm

Seems a bit overpriced. Perhaps manufacturing costs are high, keeping the price high.

I just got a used pan in near perfect condition for $30. Really hard to justify another $150 for a "better" pan.

I agree, they need some dyno results on this.
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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:47 pm

I dought dyno test would prove anything..because the point is its aluminum with the lil fins..which air rushes past an disapates heat...need a temp guage..an go for a drive...
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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:49 pm

http://www.nepontiac.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=268

Theres another thread I found about it. One guy on there says his dropped 20* too.
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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:07 am

I have deeper pans on both of my Turbos, more fluid is always a good thing. This is my first wrong wheel drive  so if a better pan can help keep tranny temps down it is cheap insurance, I am meeting a friend on Saturday who does tranny work at a Big GM place so maybe he can shed light on the subject.

Talked to my tranny guy, he told me the 20 degree drop if true is only needed when the car is being raced alot. I asked about a bigger pan, he told me that the extra fluid would be nice but it would cause the pan to ride low and would scrap alot.
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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:12 pm

96riv wrote:
Talked to my tranny guy, he told me the 20 degree drop if true is only needed when the car is being raced alot. I asked about a bigger pan, he told me that the extra fluid would be nice but it would cause the pan to ride low and would scrap alot.

The guys who have them said they have had no problem with the tranny scraping.

I think if it helps with the car being raced a lot it would help the same for someone going to the track twice a year? I'll give it a try once I have everything else I need. Its about #7 on my mod list now. wink
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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:15 pm

The bigger pan scraping was not meant to be the zz one, It was a generic question asked about a bigger pan.
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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:46 pm

Sure, it's insurance, but cheap insurance?

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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:39 am

What I would question, is whether that claimed 20deg tranny temp drop has any significant positive impact on performance or durability. Not say it doesn't, just wondering if anyone has an answer?
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PostSubject: ZZP 4T60E & 4T65E Aluminum Finned Transmission Pan - Any experience?   Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:41 pm

Anyone have any experience with this pan?  It claims it aids cooling, and comes with a drain plug.  Kind of pricey, but the drain plug would be nice.  And if it actually makes some benefit in cooling anywhere near as well as an aux transmission cooler, that might be attractive as well.

A quick Google for "zzp transmission pan review" did turn up a few reports of ~15 degree drops in temp, but   dunno



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  • Fits GM cars and mini-vans with the 4T65E,/4T60E transmission.
  • Stock dimensions with half inch cooling fins.
  • Drain bolt (with threads the same as small block chevy, 1/2-20) allows fluid changes without the mess
  • Cooler transmission for longer lasting clutches.
  • No chance of leaking makes it much safer than a transmission cooler.
  • No added weight to the vehicle compared with a trans cooler which adds a few pounds.
  • No blocking of the radiator for cooling keeps the engine running cooler.
  • Intercooled cars work better without blockage to the front radiator.
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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:58 pm

Looks awsome but $200 bucks? beaucoup bukz! All I did to mine is instal a Jegs Trans cooler with integral fan and a brass drain plug.whole deal only cost me $110 or so installed. I mean,it's nice having a cool alu trans pan but the steel one is stupid light and works well with a trans cooler.I say a tad overpriced.jmo.
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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:19 pm

Yep, looks like I had the same question as originally posed back in 2007 rolleyes


I swear I searched for this first! neutral    Thanks for finding the original thread Aaron.

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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:20 pm

It's a great idea. I'd like to have one, but it's not worth the $$$. A trans cooler works better for less money. However, this is easier to install, and less likely to leak or fail. But I can think of SO many other (better) ways to improve the performance of a Riviera for $200+.


A common search issue: 3 letter words (pan) do not produce hits. I found it by searching for "transmission".

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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:34 pm

A drill and a $5 drain plug from NAPA does quite nicely in the stock pan. An external cooler in front of the radiator will make a much bigger difference and for a lot less $ IMO.
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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:26 pm

One downside, beyond high price, is that there is no longer a magnetic pickup in the pan.  Although one could install a magnetic drain plug.
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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:32 pm

I just actually looked at this. I've seen the pan before, just never paid it any attention...
For the money, it's useless IMO. Spend the $200 on something else. An external trans cooler is cheaper.
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PostSubject: Re: ZZP aluminum transmission pan   Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:34 pm

Abaddon wrote:
I just actually looked at this. I've seen the pan before, just never paid it any attention...
For the money, it's useless IMO. Spend the $200 on something else. An external trans cooler is cheaper.

Maybe find one at a pick-n-pull on a wreck?
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