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Old 07-10-2012, 10:07 AM   #1
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Just put in the prototype trans pan spacer from Kevin at Cartuning. This 1" spacer essestially makes your existing stock trans pan a "deep" pan adds around 2 quarts. Reason Kevin made this was we were having an issue with 3rd gear clutches slipping under WOT on my car. We found that we were intermittently losing line pressure under WOT after hooking up a trans pressure gauge to the car. This was related to losing ability to pull fluid from pan due to g force. We found that adding slighltly more fluid to the trans helped somewhat, but still did not solve the problem. Kevin ended up making the spacer as well as an adapter that also lowers the trans filter. Spacer will work on all W-Body V8 and V6 applications. Simply put, problem solved!

Kevin can be contacted for more info/interest: kevin@cartuning.ca

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Old 07-10-2012, 10:19 AM   #2
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looks nice but wouldnt it of been easier to just make a new pan than a spacer? thats makes 2 mounting surfaces you have to worry about, plus that looks like some thick metal. i guess for a one off this would be easier, but i'd think mass production a pan would be simpler.


did you have to extend the filter/pickup down?
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Gaskets seal just fine, no leaking issues at all. These factory pan gaskets are somewhat thick and a metal/rubber mix and reusable.

Yes, there is a filter adapter that lowers the filter down into the pan.
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How much did you spend?
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Just my time to install and test. Contact Kevin if you have interest in purchasing one.
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How many more quarts are added 1-2?
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249 usd orders can be placed through email I contacted Kevin already about it
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Does it come with everything needed? I've been talking to him about this and his 3rd gear clutches for a long time, and trying to put together a decent sized order. He's so damn hard to get a hold of.
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Does it come with everything needed? I've been talking to him about this and his 3rd gear clutches for a long time, and trying to put together a decent sized order. He's so damn hard to get a hold of.
yea i had a petty rough experience a coupe years back but thiis time he answered my emails in a hour this time.
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3rd gear slipping is a big issue with these trans as ive heard from a trans guy who has been investigating them in duty use (cop cars, etc) and was working on a few ideas as well to help this issue out.
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Seems to me like the zzp pan is a better option.

1) One gasket
2) Cast alumnium as opposed to a steel pan
3) Finned
4) Adds a drain plug
5) And costs 50$ less.

Im not an advocate for zzp. Especially for our cars , but that is one part of theirs that i feel is really worth the money.
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zzp pan adds no extra fluid capacity.
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Seems to me like the zzp pan is a better option.

1) One gasket
2) Cast alumnium as opposed to a steel pan
3) Finned
4) Adds a drain plug
5) And costs 50$ less.

Im not an advocate for zzp. Especially for our cars , but that is one part of theirs that i feel is really worth the money.
ZZP did well with the trans temp aspect but did not engineer there pan to handle fluid sloshing around as the car moves under power. The real benefit is the trans filter being lower in the pan and able to constantly pickup fluid no matter how the car is moving.
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zzp pan adds no extra fluid capacity.

Yes they do. They are deeper than stock.

Yeah i lime the fact that it moves the filter down. Will that spacer be available seperately
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Expensive as **** for a spacer and what is basically a filter extension.
If it actually helps then it should be worth it.
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How many more quarts are added 1-2?
Around 2 quarts with the 1" spacer. I believe the final spacers will be around 3/4".
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Yes they do. They are deeper than stock.

Yeah i lime the fact that it moves the filter down. Will that spacer be available seperately
Nowhere on the zzp site do they say the pan is deeper than stock or adds capacity. If that was the case as a vendor I would absolutely make that known. Do you have a zzp pan if so how much additional fluid did it add? I'm guessing zero or very little at all.

The filter spacer? Spacer will not work with stock pan.
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The one on the ZZP website states it is stock dimensions. The only thing different is the added 1/2" fins to help with heat removal.
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The fact of the matter is that... Im partially blown away that Kevin at Cartuning actually responds to and/or has customer service towards the V8 FWD community. In the V6 community he seems to pretty much be known as an ******* that doesnt care about anything once he gets your money.
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The fact of the matter is that... Im partially blown away that Kevin at Cartuning actually responds to and/or has customer service towards the V8 FWD community. In the V6 community he seems to pretty much be known as an ******* that doesnt care about anything once he gets your money.
This surprises me. I had GREAT customer service from him. I called him about 20 times during my install just to make sure I was doing it right. Of course, I am part of the V8 FWD community. I searched for a Canadian version of the Better Business Bureau and I couldn't come up with anything before I bought the kit. It was through the V6 community that I finally decided to risk the $$$ to buy it. I'm glad that I did risk it. It's the best thing that I have ever done with my car. I am glad that he is still coming up with improvements to our platform too. Supercatxr7's YouTube video of 11:47 @ 127 was a huge factor in my purchase as well.
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