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DeatschWerks_Dave
01-05-2005, 09:47 AM
I purchased and installed the ebay baffled oil pan ebay link (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7937475797&ssPage Name=STRK:MEWN:IT) I got it for $155 shipped. I figured an oilpan was prety low tech so it was probably safe. For all I can tell it is an exact copy.

Notes...
1. saved me about $100
2. The ebay pan has more imperfections in its casting. I would say the quality is "decent/good" but not great.
3. The ebay pan does not have "SR20" stamped on the front.
4. The hinges needed lubrication before the would open and close as freely as I thought they should.
5. One of the bolt holes for the hinge did not line up quite right. 2 minutes with a dremel to enlarge the hole on the hinge fixed it.
6. The pan was somewhat dirty and dull - wire wheel got it looking real nice though in about 5 minutes
7. It comes with all necessary hardware, and oil temp port just like the Greddy pan.
8. It fits the upper SR pan perfectly - all those holes matched like OEM. Seats to the upper pan properly and does not leak.
9. The depths are exactly the same as the OEM pan and Greddy pan (I took measurements) So the pickup will be in the same location relative to the bottom of the pan.

All-in-all it was well worth the savings IMO.

lotusdrift
01-05-2005, 01:30 PM
4. The hinges needed lubrication before the would open and close as freely as I thought they should.




My GReddy unit had the same 'issue', but I figured I was about to submerge them permanently in oil so it probably wasn't a concern.

GabeS15
01-05-2005, 02:22 PM
the hinges were fine on my knockoff, but i couldn't agree more with the above post. also my hinge bolts lined up. great for the $$

RDM_II
01-05-2005, 05:25 PM
I'm seriously considering buying one of these and modifying the KA oilpan to be able to run it. For the price you can't beat it.

DeatschWerks_Dave
01-05-2005, 09:11 PM
I'm seriously considering buying one of these and modifying the KA oilpan to be able to run it. For the price you can't beat it.



Yeah, I'm going to paint mine <font color="blue[/img] BLUE </font> to match my radiator hoses - http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

RDM_II
01-05-2005, 09:30 PM
I'm seriously considering buying one of these and modifying the KA oilpan to be able to run it. For the price you can't beat it.



Yeah, I'm going to paint mine <font color="blue[/img] BLUE </font> to match my radiator hoses - http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



You're on point tonight.

Vapor
01-06-2005, 07:35 AM
6. The pan was somewhat dirty and dull - wire wheel got it looking real nice though in about 5 minutes



So that in 5 days of driving, it'll be dirty and dull again http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif Pourous aluminum sucks

knate
01-06-2005, 08:33 AM
6. The pan was somewhat dirty and dull - wire wheel got it looking real nice though in about 5 minutes



So that in 5 days of driving, it'll be dirty and dull again http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif Pourous aluminum sucks



Paint it silver inside and out? Any downsides to that?

Kim_Jong_Il
01-06-2005, 08:40 AM
Anodize that bish!

asad
01-06-2005, 09:02 AM
Anodizing won't affect its porosity. Best thing would probably be to clearcoat the outside to prevent grime from being permanently embedded in the casting.

I wouldn't paint the inside...don't want paint flakes coming off into your motor http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Asad

Kim_Jong_Il
01-06-2005, 09:13 AM
Hmm... I was under the impression that the aluminum oxide would provide a harder less porous surface, at least for the outside.

Regardless it would still look cool as hell, hit with clear afterwards. Asad, you always rain on my parade. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/tear.gif

Oh yeah, and you better watch out. I'm moving up NJ this summer, not to far out of princeton. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

asad
01-06-2005, 10:28 AM
Hmm... I was under the impression that the aluminum oxide would provide a harder less porous surface, at least for the outside.



Nah, anodizing doesn't ADD anything to the surface, it just converts the aluminum on the surface to aluminum oxide. An anodized pan would look cool though.




Oh yeah, and you better watch out. I'm moving up NJ this summer, not to far out of princeton. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif



Uh oh...where are you gonna be?

Asad

Kim_Jong_Il
01-06-2005, 03:02 PM
Looks like I'm going to be Relo'd to Madison (recently accepted a position with Maersk-Sealand), maybe live around Morristown or Hoboken. It will only be for a year or two at most, then I'll have to expatriate.

Yeah yeah OT, I still say anodize the pan for sweet looks. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Vapor
01-06-2005, 03:20 PM
6. The pan was somewhat dirty and dull - wire wheel got it looking real nice though in about 5 minutes



So that in 5 days of driving, it'll be dirty and dull again http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif Pourous aluminum sucks



Paint it silver inside and out? Any downsides to that?



I painted mine with high temp engine paint on the outside only, makes for easy cleanup. Leaving it bare allows it to get gunked up good, permanently - but hey, its an oil pan, who spends a lot of time looking at it?

asad
01-06-2005, 04:16 PM
Looks like I'm going to be Relo'd to Madison (recently accepted a position with Maersk-Sealand), maybe live around Morristown or Hoboken. It will only be for a year or two at most, then I'll have to expatriate.




Ah, no worries -- those are both plenty far away from Princeton, so I won't have to move http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Asad

Kim_Jong_Il
01-06-2005, 05:41 PM
Ah, no worries -- those are both plenty far away from Princeton, so I won't have to move http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Asad



Chit, you just watch out. I'm like SARS. "Surprise I'm here! You're dead before you know what hit you." Wild.

RDM_II
01-06-2005, 08:59 PM
Ah, no worries -- those are both plenty far away from Princeton, so I won't have to move http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Asad



Chit, you just watch out. I'm like SARS. "Surprise I'm here! You're dead before you know what hit you." Wild.



He ain't kidding either. When he crashes at my place I beg him to sleep in the yard for fear of death during the night.

Kim_Jong_Il
01-06-2005, 09:17 PM
He ain't kidding either. When he crashes at my place I beg him to sleep in the yard for fear of death during the night.



When I stay at Murph's over in 'da hood' if we go to that phillip's station at night everyone else clears out. Even the big guy selling 100's of pirated dvd's out of the back of his Escalade.

knate
01-06-2005, 10:14 PM
Anodizing won't affect its porosity. Best thing would probably be to clearcoat the outside to prevent grime from being permanently embedded in the casting.

I wouldn't paint the inside...don't want paint flakes coming off into your motor http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Asad



Yeah, that would be a pretty big downside http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif Anyone know how much anodizing something that big would be? I suppose it probably wouldn't be worth it, I may just have to pick one of these up and paint it silver. I want more oil capacity, and I didn't realize these had baffles, otherwise I would have already looked at getting one.

carluch
01-07-2005, 12:15 PM
Looks like I'm going to be Relo'd to Madison (recently accepted a position with Maersk-Sealand), maybe live around Morristown or Hoboken. It will only be for a year or two at most, then I'll have to expatriate.

Yeah yeah OT, I still say anodize the pan for sweet looks. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

im ten mintues from morristown... http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Kim_Jong_Il
01-07-2005, 02:35 PM
im ten mintues from morristown... http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif


Quite a few of you guys up around Jersey and New York huh? Better watch out once I get up there. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

DeatschWerks_Dave
01-07-2005, 03:11 PM
this thread go *****D http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Kim_Jong_Il
01-07-2005, 06:08 PM
this thread go *****D http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



I have no idea what you're talking about.

black_s13
01-07-2005, 07:11 PM
i was born in morristown.

KSU_S13Less
01-08-2005, 12:59 PM
Asad, you always rain on my parade.



Asad rains one everyones parade. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



but hey, its an oil pan, who spends a lot of time looking at it?



Ricers.

rednerd
01-08-2005, 07:09 PM
Stupid question... what are the hinges for? Are they little trap doors that keep oil under the pickup?

_Def_
01-09-2005, 12:19 AM
Stupid question... what are the hinges for? Are they little trap doors that keep oil under the pickup?



Yep, you're right. The doors are hinged so that oil can flow to the pickup from one side, and it locks down on the other to keep it built up in the center.

Charlie240sxt
01-09-2005, 09:57 AM
Well Dave is a ricer lol him and his white hach

DeatschWerks_Dave
01-09-2005, 02:04 PM
Well Dave is a ricer lol him and his white hach



LOL, I'm never going to paint it!!!!!

Full_Race_Geoff
01-12-2005, 01:19 AM
you would have a really hard time anodizing a cast thing like this pan. powdercoat or paint the outside, or just leave it alone http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

gunluvS14
01-12-2005, 01:01 PM
its delubozparts again.
I wonder what else they are going to copy.

RDM_II
01-12-2005, 04:26 PM
its delubozparts again.
I wonder what else they are going to copy.



Greddy diff cover, Cusco RTSB, DoLuck ladder bars, you name it.