New Tranny Pan

Gents,
I purchased a new PML tranny pan from my mechanic and would like your advice before putting it on. It's a +2 quart aluminum pan with a drain plug.
My question is in regards to the magnet out of the factory pan. Obviously, it will not stick to aluminum. I have heard of folks using rtv to "glue" the factory magnet to the aluminum pan. I might be a tad bit over cautious, but isn't this dangerous? What happens of the rtv breaks lose?
What other options are there other than hoping the tiny magnet on the drain plug captures all of the metal bits?
Thanks, Craig C. 2004 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, QC, CRD
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Craig C. wrote:

Epoxy the magnet(s) in place. I use the ones I get in the craft section at wally-world, they are the rare earth type and the epoxy is standard loctite stuff. Haven't had one come loose yet.

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I had a similar setup. The new pan came with a drain plug that already had a magnet on it. Worked fine.

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As suggested, I epoxied the magnet from the factory pan into the new PML pan. I used regular JB Weld and let it set/cure for 24 hours.
The following is complaint about automatic transmissions in general, including Dodge. It is such a pain in the ASS to get the level correct. Put some in (up to the word "MIN"), drive around let it warm up ... pull the dipstick (running, in neutral) ... not even reading. Add a quart, check the dip stick ... not reading. Add another quart. PERFECT!
Get home, (again in neutral), check the dipstick ... TOO MUCH ... it's foamy. Drain off a quart, drive around check it again ... below MIN. Add half quart ... drive around, check it ... TOO MUCH! Drain off 1/4 of a quart ... drive around, check it again ... ON THE WORD MIN. That's where I left it.
Very frustrating. One would think that whatever I fill it with in the factory pan add 2 quarts for the new (as advertised), deeper pan would be just about correct. Evidently, the PML pan is not quite +2 quarts. Regardless, I'm over it. Hopefully, my attitude will improve by the next 25,000 mile interval.
Craig C. 2004 Ram 2500, 4x4, QC, CRD
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