My factory oil pan had a leaking gasket that would spray oil all over the bottom of the car and drip whenever parked. So with replacement unavoidable I decided to upgrade.
The replacement is the road race model of the moroso Integra oil pan. The pan comes with a bung welded into the pan so I can connect my temperature gauge back up. The temperature sensor has been just hanging in the engine bay since the update on the oil cooler a few months ago. The drain bolt for the pan has a powerful magnet attached to it to collect any metal fillings floating in the pan.
The inside of the pan has trap doors and baffles to keep the oil near the pick up tube when cornering, something you only need on a track car, but is a nice safety item to have especially if I ever use racing tires which provide more grip.
In this picture you can see the kick out welded to the pan that adds 1 more quart of oil capacity, more oil helps to keep it cooler. I applied some gold reflective tape to the bottom of the pan to keep some heat out, as the exhaust runs right underneath this part.
You don’t need to remove the header to install the oil pan, but you do need to unbolt it and drop it a little to make room underneath . This would have been easier if I didn’t just install a wider radiator a few months ago.
The only other part to remove is the protective shield for the flywheel and the stiffening brace on the back half of the motor. You can see all the caked on oil that has accumulated on the pan from the oil leak.
Once the factory pan is removed you can clean the mounting surface, and apply gasket sealer to the four corners of the block to provide better sealing of the new gasket.
Here is the pan back in place with the splash shield installed. The new pan doesn’t hang any lower than the old one and should now provide the extra security of never having oil starvation on the track. Next I will be heading to Autoclub Speedway to test all these upgrades out with my first track day all summer.
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