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ok so i have a k20z1 in an eg, and the oil pan sits so low that i have cracked it twice... i was looking to see if there is a custom oil pan out there that doesnt sit so low, or at least one made out of something other then cast aluminum. please if u have seen something out there let me kno. thanx
 

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using an accord steel pan, sits higher and doesnt crack but BEWARE

*** it sit really close to the oil sump, check you oil light if you ever hit the oil pan... i have closed the gap before and lost oil pressure***
 

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I was wondering that, so I guess the pan smash enough to loose oil pressure...

What about putting somthing to reinforce the surrounding area?
well i would like 2 say thanks 2 K20, i just installed the accord steel oil pan, it sits about a milimeter higher lol, and i raised my car:mad:, but i have way more clearence now. i will be building a custom scatter shield some time soon:up:, and the tsx pan doesnt fit perfectly, so i just used the accord pan like u all said. but wat about the car losing pressure?? u smashed the pan near the oil pump??? how severe of a smash did u take???
 

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it was over a period of time. i noticed my vtec started sputtering on and off but my oil light wasnt on.

then i hit it pretty good one day and it came on, pulled the pan and i left the sumps imprint on the oil pan. So now i drive like a grandma unless i know the road.
 

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For all of you that are interested, I have a skid plate that I made in the past for people that have his problem.

If we get a few people interested in them, I can make a few at the same time.

Stefan
 

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Why everone bitin' nails over the oilpan? If you have a lowered car there is a good chance you'll crack the pan. If you put a steel pan it'll give the same car more clearence (not a cuppla' MM's as stated a few posts' up) and all will be well. My civic (see sig) has done 10's of thousands of miles including washboard and gravel.
 

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Why everone bitin' nails over the oilpan? If you have a lowered car there is a good chance you'll crack the pan. If you put a steel pan it'll give the same car more clearence (not a cuppla' MM's as stated a few posts' up) and all will be well. My civic (see sig) has done 10's of thousands of miles including washboard and gravel.
biting nails??? i asked a question and got some good answers from people, and then the 1 ignorant person had to come up with ''if u have a lowered car theres a good chance u will crack the pan" no kidding, hence the exact point of this thread. and i dont know which steel pan u are using, but the 1 off of an accord is almost the same size as the one off of a k20z1, about 2 milimeters to be exact. Thanx for the input tho....:hammer:
 

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stiffen up your suspension.

it will cost you less in the long run.

you cant possibly know where all the bumps and dips are on all the roads.

i'd rather have a stiff, road racing like suspension daily driven than a car i cannot daily drive because a crack caused oil to leak which eventually caused my engine to go.

what mounts, chassis, suspension setup, etc do you have?

even just running max tire pressure will keep your suspension from bottoming out in some cases.

and if you have coilovers already, well..you know what to do..lol

you can also get eibach to custom make you stiffer springs up front for your current coilovers, they just need the size/dimensions of the spring that's currently on there.
 
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