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Old 11-08-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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Default C6 oil pan on a C5??

I've got a 2002 C5 that has the batwing pan like all do & i'm about to pull the LS1 to put in a new bullet and I want to make sure that this rumor is true.
Can a LS2 or LS3 C6 oil pan fit on a C5 with no mods? I'm assuming I'll need the pickup but will the deflector, gasket, & dipstick stick work from my C5?
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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Yes... but you should do your research on it's advantages/disadvantages.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:55 PM   #3
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Yes the LS2 pan will fit. My friend used one in his 427 build. It also allows you use C6 headers I believe so the market for 1 7/8 primaries is bigger. I stayed with my batwing pan on my LS3 C5 because I believe it controls the oil a lot better especially on high G turns and I do a few hpde a year.
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this is great information.
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I've tried to search for advantages/disadvantages but nothing really came up, AVB can you list a few? My car is mainly used for dragracing these days not much hardcore cornering anymore

My main reason for wanting to go with the LS2/3 style is gaining clearance around the headers & front cradle and ease of engine removal.

I've also heard that the C6 style has another quart of oil capacity?
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This has been discussed in the roadrace section by real racers. Batwing for wet sump systems, LS2/3 for dry sump.

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/auto...5-oil-pan.html
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no comment on the "real racers"......
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no comment on the "real racers"......
Not a knock on anyone, just meant guys using either pan for racing applications.
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Yes the LS2 pan will fit. My friend used one in his 427 build. It also allows you use C6 headers I believe so the market for 1 7/8 primaries is bigger.
American Racing Headers has been making 1.75/.825 and 2.0 inch headers for years in C5 and C6 fitments

The LS2 pan fits in the C5, I have this setup
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American Racing Headers has been making 1.75/.825 and 2.0 inch headers for years in C5 and C6 fitments

The LS2 pan fits in the C5, I have this setup
I just said the market is "bigger" for the C6's. You get a few more choices in manufacturers.
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I ended up buying a "new" take off pan, deflector, dipstick, gasket, and pickup for $235 to my door off of Ebay. Compared to GM prices, other Ebay'ers etc I thought this was a good deal.?!

Very interesting on the C6 headers on a C5.... I'm in need of a set of 2" primaries from American Racing Headers really bad!
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I bought a C6 LS3 Oil Pan off a guy that bought a crate motor. It was installed on my '09 LS3 that I am building and will be put in my '97 C5 over the winter.

I am hoping that it fits with no issues. Plus I am all for more clearance for bigger headers. Might need a set down the road.
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I have a C6 oil pan on my ERL LS3. I changed over because the stroker crank in the 454 required a little more room.

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