PML Ford 6R80 Deep Transmission Pan - CJC Off Road
PML Ford 6R80 Deep Transmission Pan - CJC Off Road

PML Ford 6R80 Deep Transmission Pan


Regular price $385.00 Save $-385.00

-6 in stock

Volume: 3 quarts over stock

Dimensions: Click here for dimensions.

Number of Bolts: 21

This heavy duty, extra capacity PML transmission pan fits the Ford 6R80 transmission.

PML designed this 6R80 pan for:

  • Cooling — extra capacity, fins, and aluminum construction for reported temperature drops of 10 to 35 degrees
  • Clearance — medium height maintains clearance
  • Drain plug — on the side for safety
  • Secure seal — machined flat gasket flange for a leak free seal
  • Strength — high quality, thick walls
  • Fins on bottom of pan only for additional clearance

Some vehicles with the Ford 6R80 transmission are:

  • Ford F–150, starting with some 2009 models
  • Ford Expedition, 2008 to present
  • Ford Explorer and Sport Trac, 2006 to 2010 (some with 6R60 transmission)
  • Lincoln Navigator, 2008 to present

Some Ford Explorer and Explorer Sport Trac SUVs with the 4.6L V8 from 2006 to 2010 have the similar 6R60 transmission and this pan has been successfully installed on several of these. Other vehicles with the 6R60 may also be able to use this 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.

Configurations vary so please check if this pan will work for you being ordering. To find out if this pan will fit your vehicle, make sure you have the 6 speed 6R80 transmission. Look at your stock pan and see if it is the same shape and number of bolts. Then look for clearance for a larger pan. See if your vehicle has anything like frame cross members or exhaust that would be in the way of a larger pan.

PML 6R80 Pan Compared to Stock

Ford 6R80 transmission, PML transmission pan compared to stock
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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). This eliminates the need for an extension and keeps the filter from wobbling around in a larger pan.

A customer provided possible filter part numbers:

  • 6R60 filter: 6L2Z7A098AA
  • 6R80 deep filter: 7L1Z7A098AA
  • 6R80 shallow filter: BL3Z7A098A

For the gasket, a composite or flexible rubber cork 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 driver's side, near the rear of the vehicle. See Installations below for a picture.

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.


2013 F–150 with PML Transmission Pan

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.

Stock pan on 2013 F150 PML transmission pan installed on a 2013 F150 2013 F150 truck with a heavy duty PML pan
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From left to right: stock pan, PML pan installed view from the driver's side, 2013 F–150 V8 XLT 2WD Super Crew

Watch a video of the installation of this pan on a F–150. Video is about 4 minutes long. The PML YouTube Channel also has a video showing the replacement of the rear differential cover.

Also more photos of this installation are in our Facebook album. You do not need to join Facebook to view.

Steve also installed a PML differential cover on his F–150. He used PML part number 7092 (click on link for information and images).

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:

Stock pan on 2010 Explorer PML transmission pan installed on a 2010 Ford Explorer Looking up at PML transmission pan on a 2011 F150
From left to right: 2010 Sport Trac stock transmission pan, PML pan installed on 2010 Sport Trac, clearance between frame cross member and PML pan

2011 F–150 with PML Transmission Pan

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.

Stock pan on 2011 F150 PML transmission pan installed on a 2011 F150 Looking up at PML transmission pan on a 2011 F150
From left to right: 2011 F–150 stock transmission pan, PML pan installed driver's side with magnetic drain plug shown, looking up at PML pan on a 2011 F–150
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2007 Explorer Sport Trac with PML Transmission Pan

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.

2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac PML transmission pan and front cross member on a Sport Trac Installation of PML transmission pan on Ford Sport Trac Looking up at PML transmission pan on a 2011 F150
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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.

2011 Mazda BT50 Mazda BT50 stock transmission pan Mazda BT50 with PML transmission pan Mazda BT50 with PML transmission pan, driver's side view
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2013 Mazda BT50, Australia
Stock pan
PML pan installing, filling with transmission fluid, plenty of clearance
Driver's side view of PML pan when installation is complete

PML Transmission Pan Features

  • Increased oil capacity for cooler temperatures
  • Sand-cast aluminum with raised fins
  • 3/16-inch thick wall construction to add strength to the transmission case
  • 3/8-inch thick gasket flange will not bend when bolts are tightened
  • Machined gasket surface for a secure seal
  • Boss cast into pan can be machined for a temperature sensor
  • Magnetic drain plug for easier, less messy maintenance
  • Mounting hardware provided

Find out why you should buy a PML transmission pan.

Gasket and filter not included (use stock parts).

Learn more about finishes and construction of PML parts.

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