Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Whitmore Lk., MI
05 6 sp. with 4.56 gears, ZR1 clutch, Edelbrock intake, Lunati cam, Crane rockers, C6 modified pan
If you're on a budget and handy, you can help the stock pan with a few mods. Here's what I did with my original pan to increase the capacity/efficiency. I cut out the tube and original filter, then extended the pickup tube and built a trap door baffle that trapped the oil in the rear of the sump. I added a remote filter with -12 lines on the opposite side of the pan, where it belongs. Capacity was 7.5 quarts and worked well with the basically stock LS2. I later worked up the modified C6 pan for my current 427 combo.
The C6 pan, in stock form, has a few issues, too. If you study it, it has some design similarities to our stock pan. Though it is a rear sump pan, the actual pickup point is in the front of the sump! It's a compromise design for the Vette where corner carving and heavy braking come into play. I modified mine to be more efficient for straight line acceleration.
A word of warning if you plan to use the C6 pan and Kook's headers, there can be an interference problem. I show it in my thread on the modified C6 pan.
"Strive for perfection in everything. Take the best that exists and make it better. If it doesn't exist, create it. Accept nothing nearly right or good enough."
Sir Henry Royce, of Rolls-Royce