Abstract: A transmission or engine pan is provided for holding the lubricating fluid. A plug is removably installed in a drain hole in the bottom of the pan to allow the fluid to be drained. The floor of the pan slopes to the drain hole. The bottom wall of the pan may have a tapered thickness from the side walls to the drain hole, or may have a constant thickness. The bottom exterior of the pan is flat, or alternatively may include ribs which define a horizontal surface for receiving a jack.