Mag-hytec 545RFE 4x4 worth it?

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T_Unit114

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I have a 2012 with 200k miles, the or trans pan is rusty, fluid is due for a change (it's not lifetime, and it's gonna leak out when the pan rusts through).

Is a mag-hytec pan worth it? I have a 35 foot travel trailer just a few hairs shy of 10k lbs, and a boat that's in the 4500-5k range. I do some light off road driving and the truck is my daily. In the past, towing my old 6500lb travel trailer at 70-75mph I never saw the trans temp creep above 210 but that trailer was significantly lighter. I had one of these pans on my old truck and it was a massive benefit to my 4l60e.
 

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I installed one at 40k miles, but I never had a temperature concern before that. Just was doing routine maintenance and I figured I'd put a better part on than I took off & the aluminum pan has a drain built in for future maintenance too.
 

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On my 2003 V10 I had a PML pan. On my current 2015 I installed a Mag-Hytec. Moe's had the best price. I figured when I went to change my 2 filters that I might as well make it easier to drain & fill the fluid the next few times. Trans temperatures did not change towing or not. Whatever you do make sure you have a properly calibrated torque wrench. My new torque wrench on the 2003 was locked up at a high torque even though you could set the handle correctly. I stripped 2 bolts before figuring out what happened.
 
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I have inch and foot lbs torque wrenches. They aren't the fancy digital ones but they're quality tools nonetheless. With the mileage on the truck, and my planned remaining ownership, seeing no change in temps really provides me with no benefits. The truck will be gone before it's due for another fluid change I anticipate. Probably just gonna spring for another steel one or maybe see if I can clean up and repaint the current one as it doesn't leak and the mag-hytec pan won't benefit me in any way.

The truck has decently high miles, but if there are no drops in temp while towing, the extra fluid, and drain port really accomplish nothing for my use case.




Thanks for the input folks!
 

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RFE pans are cheap. Dorman sells one with a drain plug, a few years ago it was something stupid like $25.

The only reason I have an aluminum pan on my 8HP is service cost. By the second service I'm money ahead VS buying the crazy stock pan with filter.
 
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