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Oil Pan

Aftermarket aluminum oil pan with steel thread insert by Spectra Premium

Present on all vehicles, the oil pan is part of the engine lubrication system and acts as a receptacle for the engine oil, located directly under the engine. An important feature of the oil pan is the drain plug which is utilized for oil changes.

Steel Oil Pans

  • Utilizes special conductive paint to dissipate static charge and prevent corrosion
  • Precision welded to ensure durability
  • Includes OE design baffle to prevent oil starvation and engine failure
  • Leak, road, fit, peel and salt tested to ensure performance

Aluminum Oil Pans

  • Manufactured with high quality aluminum
  • Most models feature steel inserts to prevent stripped threads caused by over-torqueing
  • Fit and road tested to ensure performance
Both Steel Oil Pans and Aluminum Oil Pans by Spectra Premium feature technological improvements to ensure their longevity
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Tested to last 100+ oil changes

Oil Pan Steel Insert

Spectra Premium’s unique steel insert close-up of an aluminum oil pan
  • Most Spectra Premium aluminum oil pans feature a unique steel drain plug insert.
  • This steel insert on Aluminum Oil Pans significantly increases the life of the oil pan by providing increased durability while maintaining the OE drain plug specifications.
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Common Oil Pan Failure Symptoms

  • Oil leaks
  • Loss of power
  • Seizing engine

Common Causes of Failure

  • Rust
  • Physical damage
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