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Aluminum oil pans


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I know I have seen one on an M10, but it must have been fabricated aftermarket since it also had cooling tubes a la alfa romeo and for all I know, someone borrowed from that marque and an M30 pan.

ALthough heat transfer may be higher with aluminum, I think the weight difference is negligible. That being said, extra cooling might be accomplished by installing the "cheese grater" air dam/heat sink used by someone on their differential cover - as recently pictured. I know you did not ask this, but I also recall seeing a steel pan with tack welded half-inch channels presumably used as a heat sink (although I bet the pan was super rigid too).

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Pete,

Moroso make's an aluminum pan. I believe you can buy this through VAC in Philly. From the couple that I have seen, I wouldn't want to use it. The leak!!!

Bob

I've got an oil pan in the works that holds another qt and is fully baffled. Uses a modified 320 oil pump. It won't be cheap.

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just wonderd why an aluminum oil pan is better .does it cool the oil that is being stored there . and if so does it make a big diffrence ?

Yes, you answered your own question. Don't see that many steel radiators? Effectiveness as a heat sink depends a lot on area of exposed surface/s exposed to air or medium to be cooled. Difference can be marginal to great.

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