OIL PAN QUESTION

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SAFARI RICK
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OIL PAN QUESTION

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I'm looking at a new oil pan - the one I was running had a windege tray and the new one has a trap door. Can anyone tell me any Pro's or Con's on running a trap door oil pan in an airboat application???

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Re: OIL PAN QUESTION

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The use of a trap door is to keep the oil in the sump area near the pickup. the door lets oil run to the pickup but stops oil from moving forward during braking. there probably will not help but definitly will not hurt. can the windage tray be used with the new pan. The tray stops oil from splashing on the crank. that is the reason for deeper oil pans to get the oil away from the crank not to hold more oil.

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Re: OIL PAN QUESTION

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When your coming off the hill and headed down the door keeps all the opl from running forward.keeps it at the pump end.
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