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Author Topic: Oil pan swap  (Read 1226 times)

Snigalfriz

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Oil pan swap
« on: July 10, 2017, 11:47:43 AM »

Can you use an oil pan from a turbo engine on a non-turbo engine?

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WashiestSnake

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Re: Oil pan swap
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 09:06:33 PM »

Yup exact same pan.
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Rocketman

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Re: Oil pan swap
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 09:48:16 AM »

Yup exact same pan.

They are not. N/A pan is stamped steel.
XR2 oil pan is cast aluminum with fittings for the oil return from the turbo.

The XR2 transmission bolts to parts of the XR2 oil pan for extra bracing.

The N/A pan can be used on the XR2 with some work, I'm not sure if it will work so well the other way around. It probably can be made to work, I don't think it will be a simple swap though.
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Snigalfriz

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Re: Oil pan swap
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 10:27:44 AM »

Rocketman,

You are right it isn't simple.  I looked at it last weekend, and it will take a creativity, but I think it will work.
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WashiestSnake

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Re: Oil pan swap
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 03:40:28 PM »

Couldn't he just drill a hole and then tap a bung into it the same thread as the oil drain line?
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Snigalfriz

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Re: Oil pan swap
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2017, 03:54:29 PM »

WashiestSnake.

I was going the other way, putting a XR2 oil pan on an NA.

The larger mounting surface on the transmission end cause some fitting issues.

The reason I am swapping is that my old oil pan doesn't want to seal on the crank end of the pan.

I have tried black rtv and a rubber gasket.
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WashiestSnake

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Re: Oil pan swap
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2017, 06:38:56 PM »

Oh I'm extremely sorry if my inaccuracy has caused problems. I assumed it was the other way around, I should of asked before stating anything.
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Snigalfriz

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Re: Oil pan swap
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2017, 10:11:21 AM »

WashiestSnake,

Not a problem at all, thanks for chiming in on the issue.
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2007 Saturn Outlook XE AWD
2014 Chevy Cruze LT