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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 01, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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i have a brand new oil pan that I am considering putting on since i am changing the gasket, but ive heard that chrome attracts heat and that it would cook my oil what does anybody think, it is built in tawain though(sticker on pan)!!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 01, 05:47 PM
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yes a chrome oil pan will make more heat, unless you are shooting for a 101 point showcar i wouldnt recommend one.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 01, 06:49 PM
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I've got a finned billet aluminum pan on my 350 (from Summit I believe). It looks great, doesn't leak, and doesn't raise the oil temp any more than the stock one did.

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Besides that, chrome rusts, especially Taiwan chrome. Show chrome it ain't, and triple plated chrome it definately ain't.

As Cam35068, syas in his post, alum dissipates heat, chrome retains it.

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Will the aluminum pans with fins in them actually col the oil? Better heat sink capabilities of the aluminum?? Mute point?

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I have heard that the finned aluminum pans are fairly good at dissipating heat. The stock oil pans with a thin layer of flat black paint also work really well. The chrome pans do not generate any heat per se, but rather retain heat in the oil more than the other two types of pans mentioned above.
I would say stay clear of the chrome pans..
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I would suggest staying away from the chrome pan unless you don't mind replacing oil pan gaskets every once in a while. Previous owner installed chrome and could not stop it from leaking. I installed a stock pan that was in good shape and the leak stopped. Just a suggestion.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 01, 07:55 AM
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I have a 30 dollar chrome pan, and a one peice Rubber oilpan gasket with steel inserts (fellpro) not a drip for 8 months so far.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 01, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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my stock pan is kind of beat up and has a lot of old gasket on it, while I hae it out I figured I would put this brand new chrome one on. It does have a little bit of surface rust on the inside that i will sand down.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 01, 11:11 AM
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would those Milodon gold irridated pans retain heat as well?
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 01, 03:01 PM
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I believe the fins on the finned pans actually do cool the oil to a certain degree because all air cooled engines (motorcycle, volkswagon beetle), all have fins which allow heat to dissipate and cool air to get to the surface (makes more surface area). I'm not sure if it's even noticable, though.

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Cant say for sure how much difference, but a chrome pan will surely retain more heat than a similar pan without chrome plating.

An aluminum pan should pull more heat from the oil than a stock steel pan. Finned aluminum should be even better (that's why amplifiers and similar equipment feature finned aluminum heatsinks).
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I'd just like to say to all the guys, and if so girls, on this site that have ripped an 1982 to present motor out all the credit in the world, now iam no mechanic, hell i can't even say that right. but you all deserve alot of credit if you have done this or worste, now iam sure we all have our stories. but if you would really love to keep pullin the motor then buy a chrome oil pan! now i leave you all to pull the black sludge from my fingernails, from 4 days ago. see ya!
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you get what you pay for a $30 chrome oil pan is junk theres no way you can get a good peice of steel much less good chrome cheap.

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