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Old 12/09/18, 01:31 PM   #16
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i have the B&M deep pan, it's super nice and one of the nice upgrades for your C4

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Old 12/09/18, 01:37 PM   #17
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I'm a fan of big pans and drain plugs.
One thing to watch out for though, is a deep-pan dipstick tube WITH headers.
I've seen more than one combo that gave people fits when trying to snake the dipstick up around over and through the header tubes.

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I always heard that you should not start a engine with a dry torque converter. YOU MAY WAT TO RESEARCH IT FIRST.
That is a new torque convertor that really is dry. There will still be oil left inside the convertor even if you drain it. As with most every automotive fluid, draining it doesn't get it all out. There is always a lot more left behind then you thought.

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Old 12/09/18, 10:01 PM   #19
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I'm a fan of big pans and drain plugs.
One thing to watch out for though, is a deep-pan dipstick tube WITH headers.
I've seen more than one combo that gave people fits when trying to snake the dipstick up around over and through the header tubes.

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I hadn't thought of that but it makes perfect sense when there is only so much room on these things. I think I am going to pick up the one linked on the first page and give it a try when I do my fluid change. Wish I could find one locally or closer as the shipping is like $17 but oh well.
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Old 12/10/18, 10:25 AM   #20
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When you unscrew the dipstick tube from the pan the fluid in the pan comes out. Putting in a drain plug is a cure for a problem that isn't there.

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I'm a fan of big pans and drain plugs.
One thing to watch out for though, is a deep-pan dipstick tube WITH headers.
I've seen more than one combo that gave people fits when trying to snake the dipstick up around over and through the header tubes.

Paul
I found the LOKAR flexible tubes work great. I did have to trim about an inch off and reflange the 90 degree bend in it to get it of the way of my headers.

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When you unscrew the dipstick tube from the pan the fluid in the pan comes out. Putting in a drain plug is a cure for a problem that isn't there.
I guess that's one way to do it. Obviously lots of people want them as almost every high performance transmission or aftermarket pan has one.
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I had to take my pan down with the dip stick tube still attached. I could not unscrew it from the pan. I was afraid I was going to damage it.

Yes it was a bitch to remove the pan with the dip stick still installed. Lol

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I had to take my pan down with the dip stick tube still attached. I could not unscrew it from the pan. I was afraid I was going to damage it.

Yes it was a bitch to remove the pan with the dip stick still installed. Lol
That's how mine was and it leaked so I couldn't tighten it down. I ended up cutting it out with saw zall and replacing it with the lokar

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