During my first season of
driving, I managed to drag my oil pan on the ground a couple of times and it
happened right where the oil pan drain plug sticks out the bottom.
This is an obvious problem that needs to be fixed. On the left is my
original pan that cam on the engine from The Engine Factory. On the
right is a heavier steel 7 quart racing pan from Canton.
Besides being heavier, it is
also gives me one more inch of clearance as well. This means that the
pan is now higher than the transmission so clearance shouldn't be a problem.
This pan comes with a series of oil doors that keep all the oil from
The kit comes with a new oil
pickup tube, dip stick, and is provisioned for my oil temperature probe.
The install was fairly
straightforward although it was not easy to hold this heavy pan above my
head while laying on my back. I used my floor jack to hold it into
position while I tightened down the bolts.
I had to route my dip stick over
on the other side of my engine bay. I made a simple polished bracket
that I attached to my overflow tank bracket. I now have another shiny
knob in the engine compartment. With this larger capacity oil pan,
each oil change now costs me over $120 in synthetic Royal Purple oil!!
There are additional upgrades.
They can be found on the next page.