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Aluminum Oil Pan?

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  • Aluminum Oil Pan?

    Hello,

    I've got a Ford 302 pushing a jet pump in my 2000 Duckworth. The oil pan is rusted, has cracked and is leaking. I've carefully cleaned and JB Welded is a couple times. That got me through a couple seasons but I need to replace the pan. I've found the identical oil pan which is stamped steel with rear mid sump used in marine applications.

    If I've got to go through all the effort of replacing the pan... I'd really rather not put the same piece of garbage back on.

    I've found many low cost oil pans made of aluminum but so far... none that will work with my 'marine application' sump location.

    The standard stamped steel one is about $200, the nice aluminum ones I've found for less than $75.

    Anyone have a suggestion as to where to look to find a good quality oil pan that will fit?


    Thanks.
    [1984 16' Valco Center Console - 30HP Johnson - Outboard]
    [2000 19' Duckworth Discovery - Redline Ford 302 - American Turbine]

    In Theory... there's no difference between theory and practice.

    In Practice... there is.



    Ben


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    Re: Aluminum Oil Pan?

    I know nothing specific to your setup, but almost all oem marine pans were used on autos for some thing else. If you could find out what it shouldn't be $200.00. As to changing it be-careful i know for sure ford used different oil pick up locations and heights. Pick up should be very close to bottom of pan, like 1/4 inch close.

    Out of shear curiosity how did you break a oil pan?

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    • #3
      Re: Aluminum Oil Pan?

      I have a couple aluminum oil pans that came with a set of 302 marine engines engines I used for parts. They were used on inboard 302's with v drives. They seem to hold more oil than my stock steel pan. May be better than what you have.

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        Re: Aluminum Oil Pan?

        Nothing will fit as well as that oem steel pan. Have yet to bolt on an aftermarket aluminum pan that didn't leak eventually, especialy the cheap variety. I personally would put a bulletproof paint on the steel pan. Bed liner paint, or POR worked for me
        2006 sea ray sundancer 280
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        • #5
          Re: Aluminum Oil Pan?

          If you want the best, Go to page 11
          http://aviaid.com/pdfs/cat05.pdf
          1946 Gar Wood
          1949 Gar Form
          1974 Century Arabian
          1978 Chrysler Mutineer
          1991 Kawasaki Jet Mate

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          • #6
            Re: Aluminum Oil Pan?

            Just use a steel one and have it hot dip galvanised. The corrosion advantages of an ali pan will soon be offset by the leaking gasket, due to the different coefficients of expansion of the ali pan and the iron block...

            Chris.......
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            2006 Mercruiser 4.3MPI (0W617679) w/Alpha 1 Gen II (0W829301)
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            • #7
              Re: Aluminum Oil Pan?

              Originally posted by achris View Post
              Just use a steel one and have it hot dip galvanised. The corrosion advantages of an ali pan will soon be offset by the leaking gasket, due to the different coefficients of expansion of the ali pan and the iron block...

              Chris.......
              It's never happened to me! My Stock OE aluminum oil pan.
              1946 Gar Wood
              1949 Gar Form
              1974 Century Arabian
              1978 Chrysler Mutineer
              1991 Kawasaki Jet Mate

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              • #8
                Re: Aluminum Oil Pan?

                Originally posted by Tahorover View Post
                It's never happened to me! My Stock OE aluminum oil pan.
                Consider yourself one of the few lucky ones...
                The world takes on a whole new perspective when viewed from 100' below...



                1972 Bertram 'Bahia Mar' 20
                2006 Mercruiser 4.3MPI (0W617679) w/Alpha 1 Gen II (0W829301)
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                Please don't send service questions in private messages. That's what the forum is for. Messages of thanks, always accepted.
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                • #9
                  Re: Aluminum Oil Pan?

                  Originally posted by achris View Post
                  Consider yourself one of the few lucky ones...
                  LOL Are you really trying to say that a cast iron block and a steel sheet metal oil pan are going to react to heat at the same rate!

                  Now that is a reach!
                  1946 Gar Wood
                  1949 Gar Form
                  1974 Century Arabian
                  1978 Chrysler Mutineer
                  1991 Kawasaki Jet Mate

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