Yea, I called my local dealership yesterday and they have the kit with the pan, all new bolts and a reuseable gasket for $55. Sounds alot better than $190 for a pan that apparently only looks good.
I've also been problems with the trans here and there. The connector to the solenoid pack is getting wet with trans fluid. Is that a pretty simple fix? I figure it will just need a new O ring. Does that block just pop right out after you take the bolts loose? Also thinking about getting a remaned solenoid block off ebay just to rule it out as a problem.
Trans has less than 19k on a complete rebuild and new converter, does not slip at all, converter seems to operate properly but it shifts kinda hard, not all the time sometimes its really bad and triggers the light to flash and other times it drives all day just silky smoothe.
Got my factory ford pan kit Wednesday and got home with it, opened the box and all that was in there was the pan with the plug in it, no filter, gasket, bolts or anything else. Called back and they ordered me another that should be here tuesday. Hopefully that one will have everything in it.