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6/5/2012 - 6/8/2012

Oil Pickup and Oil Pan

I forgot to take a picture of the oil pickup before installing the oil pan. However, this is the "modified" oil pickup that William Wynne sent me for use with the "deep sump oil pan". While I'm sure it goes deeper than the stock one, because it is "curved", it actually interferes with the oil dipstick! I ended up modifying my own oil pickup by bending the tube downward (after heating it with a torch). I guess I could have saved myself $60!

And here is the "deep sump" oil pan installed. I'm not exactly sure how much more oil it actually holds, but it is almost an inch deeper than the stock one!

Total Time: 7.5 hrs.