The LS2’s new oil pan was developed to ensure oil delivery commensurate with Corvette’s high-performance capability. Extensive track testing has shown the new design to provide better oil control under the extreme demands of high-rpm/high g-force driving maneuvers. The elimination of the previous “gull wing” oil pan design also reduces the engine’s oil capacity from 6.5 quarts to 5.5 quarts with a dry filter.
So for a blower car its not really an upgrade from my stock pan??
No. I would not go and swap it... what would the upgrade be? You are losing a quart of oil.
It is nice on the X kit stuff because of the open access it gives you to everything, I guess there may be some other benefits if you road raced the car according to what you found, but I don't know of anyone having problems with a C5 batwing bat, so why change it.
I heat wrapped my uncoated LT headers where they pass next to the wings/oil filter on my pan. I personally noticed a slight reduction in oil temp. I also feel uncoated LT heat will negatively affect the starter/solenoid and therefore the heat should be controlled. I personally have had problems with my solenoid that I attributed to LT heat.
Last edited by frank dupuy; 05-06-2007 at 06:49 PM.