SBC CHEVY ALUMINUM OIL PAN 1pc RMS 86 & UP PASSENGER SIDE DIPSTICK # 8444-OP
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SBC CHEVY PASSENGER SIDE DIPSTICK. POLISHED ALUMINUM RIBBED OIL PAN.
FITS SBC ENGINES 86 & UP PASSENGER SIDE DIPSTICK.
This auction is for the pass. side 1pc. rear main seal 86 and up. It is possible that GM had some 1pc. rear main seal engines in the late part of 85, so be sure your engine is a 1pc. rear main seal.
THIS OIL PAN IS STANDARD SIZE AND WILL WORK ON MOST SBC ENGINES 86 AND UP WITH A 1 PC. REAR MAIN SEAL STYLE, PASS. SIDE DIPSTICK.
THE FINISH IS OUTSTANDING.THIS PAN IS STANDARD CAPACITY.
Beware of other sellers offering a similar pan for less. We have seen some of the low quality aluminum oil pans on the market, and our oil pan is much better in fit and finish in our opinion.
Important Note: We do not make reference to "left hand or right hand" dipstick in any of our oil pan ads. This has caused numerous errors for many people purchasing an oil pan. The problem is that many people's point of reference to left and right hand is different, as in left hand sitting in the car or standing in front of it. Please don't ask us if the dipstick is on the left or right side, just use the reference of "driver side or passenger side" in the description of the ad. It's impossible to get it wrong this way. As you may have also noticed, we do often include the year range that these oil pans are intended for, and that will only be useful if the car has the original engine in it. Often these older cars have had an engine replaced in them over the years, and it very well could have the dipstick on the opposite side. Also beware of some engines having changed from a 1pc. rear main seal to a 2pc. rear main seal style or vice-versa. This is very common. We might also mention that our reference to driver and passenger side is for cars built in the USA for use in this country. As you may know, many countries choose to put the steering wheel on the wrong side of the car to accommodate driving on the wrong side of the road...at least, that's the way we see it.
Aluminum cools the oil much better than a conventional steel pan, as it dissipates heat much faster. The ribbed area aids in this also. You will see these on many show cars. They are much more resistant to leaking, as they have a very flat mounting flange, and look outstanding. The cost is only slightly higher than a cheap painted steel pan. Chrome oil pans tend to leak from day you put them on. The bolt holes on these pans have a raised boss to distribute pressure along the rail, allowing for a better seal.
THIS PAN HAS AN INTERNAL DIFFUSER IN IT, TO CONTROL THE OIL UNDER HARD ACCELERATION. MOST STEEL PANS DO NOT HAVE THIS FEATURE. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT IN OUR OPINION.
Read this ad completely before purchasing this pan.
See our other listings for many oil pan related accessories.
Note from our company president, Skip White
Most if not all aluminum oil pans on the market may require minor clearancing in corners of the tunnel area to obtain a perfect fit, some more than others. The reason you don't see this issue too often with steel pans, is that sheet metal steel pans tend to form them selves to the contoured surfaces, as they are more flexible. They have just as much of an imperfect fit as the aluminum pans. There are some aluminum oil pans on the market that cost over $600.00 They are fabricated sheet aluminum made for race engines, and always need custom fitment in the tunnel area to obtain a perfect fit. Our machine shop has used them many times, and never have they not needed minor modifications around the tunnel area to obtain a perfect fit.
We don't want to sell this pan to you, and lead you to believe you can slap it on the engine, and it's going to have a glove like fit. Sometimes the pan is perfect, and sometimes it could use a bit of help from a dremel tool to obtain a perfect fit. This is a very easy task to perform. There are no oil pans on the market that guarantee a perfect fit every time. You may not have to do anything to the oil pan, and if you do, it's at the corners in the front and rear tunnel areas.
We have been told by many that the oil pan did have a perfect fit, but why not check it before sealing it to the engine and finding out after the fact? We have never seen the aluminum oil pans to fit perfect every time. We know of some sellers claiming to have an aluminum oil pan that is a perfect fit every time, and we know this to be false. They have even put this false information in their subtitle. They know that we have said otherwise in our ads, and want you to believe they have a better pan than what we have. The truth is they do not have a perfect fitting aluminum oil pan, and could care less if your engine leaks. The labor to repair a leaking oil pan can be very high in certain vehicles.
If you called Milodon, and ask them if all aluminum oil pans have a perfect fit in the tunnel area, they would tell you no, but they would also tell you that to make it perfect is a very simple task. It is the corners of the tunnel that are often the area lacking a perfect fit. Don't let anyone tell you that these type gaskets don't require sealant. That is false. We learned this the hard way years ago. No engine builder would dream of putting on an aluminum oil pan without checking the front and rear tunnels, especially at the corners near the timing cover for fitment. You may have to spend five minuets or less to make it perfect, and that's part of building an engine. As mentioned above, aluminum oil pans will not form around the tunnels as well as a steel pan, due to the rigidity of the pan.
The information above is critical to having an engine that does not leak. The reason so many people have problems with leaks is that they slap a new oil pan on, use a cheap conventional cork gasket, dab a little bit of cheap or worse yet, wrong type sealant, and expect it not to leak. Chrome over steel oil pans are not only a problem, but most of them are from companies using out of spec dies. Chrome over steel timing covers are just as bad. We have never sold them, and never will.
The aluminum oil pan we have is the very best on the market, but you still need to check the fitment before installing it. I would say that 80% of people installing a brand new oil pan will have leaks from the moment they start the engine. It is not a cut and dry job, such as installing a set of valve covers. We have rejected many oil pans in the past due to poor workmanship around the flange. I do know that all of our oil pans are very high quality, and seal better than most of the low cost pans on the market.
An aluminum oil pan gives an engine a refined look, providing it can be seen, but just the fact that it will shed a few degrees off my oil temp is reason enough to have one. Most all new cars have them. That should tell you something right there.
High quality product as described, excellent shipping method & packaging
Reviewed by e***a on March 18, 2017, 5:11 a.m. | Permalink
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Does not fit a 1993 LT1 engine block
Reviewed by c***r on March 14, 2017, 1:39 a.m. | Permalink
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Reviewed by _***n on March 9, 2017, 3:53 p.m. | Permalink
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