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Spectre Performance Extra Capacity Oil Pans for Chevrolet Small Block & Big Block

Drag racers routinely run the risk of emptying their oil pan during short runs down the drag strip

Drag racers routinely run the risk of emptying their oil pan during short runs down the drag strip and this is just one instance why Spectre Performance offers extra capacity oil pans

Spectre Performance high-capacity oil pan, number 5486, for 1965-1990 Chevrolet Big Block 396-454 engines

Spectre Performance high-capacity oil pan, number 5486, for 1965-1990 Chevrolet Big Block 396-454 engines

In extremely high RPM situations, such as drag racing, a Chevrolet big block engine is capable of oil flow rates in the 8 to 10 gallon per minute (GPM) range. Considering a stock BBC oil pan holds 4 quarts, with 1 quart in the oil filter, the oil must travel through the engine and back into the pan 8 to 10 times per minute. Drag racers routinely run the risk of emptying their oil pan during short runs down the drag strip. This is just one instance why Spectre Performance offers owners of Chevrolet cars and light trucks with Small Block Chevy (SBC) or Big Block Chevy (BBC) engines an option of increasing their engine’s oil capacity with a high-capacity oil pan.

Other severe duty circumstances, such as towing, or off-roading can put strain on an engine due to increased temperatures and stress. Small block Chevy or big block Chevy owners, who routinely subject their engine to heavy loads, should consider increasing their engine’s oil capacity to ensure long engine life. Having extra oil available to the engine will allow oil to cool longer before being recirculated through the system. Reducing oil temperatures can help prevent viscosity breakdown due to thermal degradation. Preventing oil degradation can help prevent engine failure over time.

Spectre Performance high-capacity oil pan 5486 for 1965-1990 Chevrolet Big Block 396-454 engines is constructed of triple chrome plated steel. Spectre 6-quart BBC oil pan, number 5486, will increase oil pan capacity by an additional 2 quarts over the stock sump. This BBC extra capacity oil pan should be paired with Spectre Performance extended oil pickup, number 5487, to ensure proper oil flow. Spectre deep sump oil pan pickup 5487 is constructed of heavy duty steel with a corrosion resistant gold Iridite finish.

Spectre oil pans should be paired with a Spectre extended oil pickup to ensure proper oil flow

Spectre Performance extra capacity oil pans should be paired with a Spectre Performance extended oil pickup to ensure proper oil flow

Spectre Performance extra capacity small block Chevy oil pan 5483 for 1955-1979 Chevy 283-350

Spectre Performance extra capacity small block Chevy oil pan, number 5483, for 1955-1979 Chevy 283-350

Spectre Performance's triple chrome plated steel extra capacity small block Chevy oil pan 5483 is designed to fit 1955-1979 small block Chevrolet 283-350 engines with a driver's side dipstick, excluding 1962-1967 Chevy II models. This small block Chevy oil pan features a 7 quart oil capacity and uses a 1975 and later gasket with thick front seal. Spectre Performance extended oil pan pickup 5484 is designed to be used with the Spectre SBC extra capacity oil pan 5483. This extended oil pickup is constructed of heavy duty steel with a corrosion-resistant gold Iridite finish and has a wire mesh screen to trap debris without restricting oil flow.

Since 1983 Spectre Performance has designed and offered unique, innovative, parts and components to fuel your car or truck obsession. Spectre Performance warrants all its products to be free from workmanship and material defects with a limited 90 day warranty. Whether your fixation happens to be a classic American muscle car or pickup truck, Spectre will help fuel your passion for performance. Browse all Spectre automotive products by category at SpectrePerformance.com. Or use the Products by Vehicle Search to find Spectre performance products specifically made for your vehicle. To find a Spectre dealer near you use the Spectre Dealer Locator.


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