oil pans

Discussion in 'Ideas and Suggestions' started by mrgreco, Sep 2, 2021.

  1. mrgreco

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    oil pans break to easy and.......no oil shows when the pan breaks WTF :p
     
  2. Turbo49>

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    If you want them to break less easily, switch to the race oil pan. As for oil it sure would be cool if it had the same type of particle as the fuel.
     
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  3. IonicOwl

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    Oil pans can break really easily, they're only stamped sheet metal bolted to the bottom of the engine.

    And there's no visual fluid simulation in the game (yet), hardly a "WTF" moment tbh.
     
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  4. Agent_Y

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    On some cars irl you can break the oil pan by literally driving on a too bumpy road lol (only on very old cars as far as I know, modern ones have higher mounted engines to prevent this).
    Also since oil pan damage got added, suddenly front offroad skidplates make sense to use so that's a good thing kinda
     
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  5. driftingmedic

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    I used to have a MK4 VW Jetta, i had a 1/4 inch aluminum skid plate and a 3/16 piece of steel protecting the skid plate. The car WAS low to the ground and the oil pans in those plus many cars a known for being paper thin aluminum. Didnt have the problem much after lifting the car 5 inches though
     
  6. Dr. Death

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    Dont some cars today have plastic oil pans?
     
  7. Noah2001

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    Pretty much every Ford product built today has a plastic oil pan except for the 3.0L, 6.7L Powerstroke and maybe the Mustang 5.0L and GT 3.5L. The only plus of the plastic pans is that the oil drains a bit faster due to a bigger plug.
     
  8. monobrau

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    On some of the newer Volkswagen inlines, the oilpan is now plastic. Some of them are equipped with full plastic undershields, some are the half size ones.
    I barely have to work on these vehicles, but I think they made it too big on some of those engines. Sometimes it has enough flow to hit the tire. :(
     
  9. Noah2001

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    And the 5.0L in the F-150 that has the drain facing the sway bar that causes the oil to go everywhere
     
  10. Dr. Death

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    Some companies do anything to save a few grams more of weight.
     
  11. P_enta

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    They dont do that to save weight they do that to save cost. They probably cut costs in the oil pan so that the trim on one button could be nicer. Engineering is a tight juggle of budgets. And maybe with the way their production was set up it would be a lot of retooling to move the plug over a couple inches. you never know.
     
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