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Transmission Pan: The Definitive Guide

transmission panAs you know, automatic transmissions need a transmission pan in order to hold all of the ATF (automatic transmission fluid). That ATF is needed for fluid pressure, lubrication, and cooling. But did you know they do more than just act as a container? Besides playing an important role for your vehicle, there are also many different types of transmission pans you can install besides the stock pan. Some can actually help to improve the transmission’s performance. For example, deep pans can help tremendously with cooling since your transmission is able to contain more ATF. So today, we’ll be going over more of what you should know about the transmission pan as well as the different types of transmission pans you can find.

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Advantages of a Manual Transmission

The manual transmission has been on a sharp decline for a long time now, ever since the automatic transmission was first introduced by GM in 1940. By 1957, around 83% of all America-made cars came with an automatic transmission, with manuals serving as the minority ever since. Nowadays, only 10% of America’s cars come equipped with a manual transmission, with sales hovering around 5-10% for the last 15 to 20 years (before that, every 1 in 4 vehicles was a stick). 2012 was the first time manuals have seen an increase in sales for 7 years, but is it likely to increase? Time will only tell, but the obvious question you might be asking is: are there any advantages of a manual transmission to be had? We certainly think so, and here’s why.

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