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Tell me about the welding.. I assume the pan is A356 aluminum alloy. Also assume the welds are TIG with ??? filler.

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Yep, it was TIG welded, though not by me. My buddy said he used 4043 rod and it welded just fine.

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Hey Cleve, look at picture #4 in post #2.

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Thanks Topspin. Very obvious now that I know what I'm looking at.

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Dipstick came to mind after ordering the "Orange ring" from GM, must be outa my ever living mind to have paid $15+ for a one inch orange condom and only the base at that (so long since I even heard of one, I had to look it up).

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Hey Topspin this may be a dumb question, or it may have been addressed before but how come no one is going dry sump with a remote tank. It seems to me that the horsepower gains from lack of windage might be attractive also.
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Hey Dan. I think it's just a matter of room, or lack there of. There just isn't enough room under the hood for the tank. I think!!!

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Hey Dan. I think it's just a matter of room, or lack there of. There just isn't enough room under the hood for the tank. I think!!!
If that were the only problem. You could get crazy and mount a nice 10 quart spun aluminum tank in the bed. Stainless steel braided hoses wouldn't be cheap but neither is all the fabrication on the oil pan sump. Just thinking out loud.
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My SSR:
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A proper dry sump system is very involved to package in a daily driver. It takes a large 4 or 5 stage belt driven pump and, of course, the large storage tank. The main advantage is that you can have a very shallow pan for added ground clearance - not an issue for the SSR. It's really super overkill for our rides, unless you're into road racing/autocrossing, with big HP and highly modified suspension, with lowered ride height. For straight stop & go hits, a modded C6 pan, with an upgraded pump, will do everything you need, at 10% of the cost!

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In case anyone is looking to buy a C6 pan, this looks to be a good deal:

GM 12624617 Low Profile Oil Pan Kit Fits LS1 LS2 LS3 LS6 LQ4 LQ9 L92 5 7L 6 0L | eBay
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My SSR:
05 6 sp. with 4.56 gears, ZR1 clutch, Edelbrock intake, Lunati cam, Crane rockers, C6 modified pan
Nice find 57, that's a great price!

As I mentioned in another thread, changing oil with the C6 pan and Mike's front plate can be challenging! After doing it once and making a huge mess, I installed a Fumato Qwik Valve #F107SW. It's a levered valve that replaces the drain plug and allows a hose to be attached, for a much cleaner operation.

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Thanks Ken! What's that saying about sometimes even a blind squirrel?!!!

Anyway, do you happen to know if that is the correct pick up tube as well?

And thanks for the info on the Qwik Valve, that will be an easy one with what I save on the pan/tube.
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From the photo, the pickup looks correct. As long as it's the stock C6 tube, it will work fine.

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One last question regarding the windage trays, well actually maybe two....

1. Are they interchangeable between the original stock and the C6 [my C6 pan didn't come with one]?

2. What purpose do they serve and what happens if one is not used?
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My SSR:
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The original tray works fine with the C6 pan.

The windage tray just keeps oil splash away from the rotating assembly. If you can keep the crankshaft out of the oil it frees up HP and prevents aeration of the lubricant. I wouldn't recommend removal of the tray with modern light weight oils.

As an example of what your oil is going through, place a half full cup of coffee in your cup holder, then do some rapid starts and stops - heck even hit that favorite Whoopee spot once. My bet would be that you'd have a little less coffee to finish your doughnut with, upon your return.

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James, there is some info here for you.

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