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Old May 30th, 2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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Default The FWD 5.3L LS4 oil pan to LQ9

In case anyone wants to know. The fwd version of the 5.3L, the LS4 oil pan will fit on a rwd LS engine. I put the pickup tube and windage tray and oil pan on my lq9. Its pretty low profile and holds over 6qts of oil. Got it free. sure beats the long truck pan.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 10:18 PM   #2
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Woohoo maybe now u can go wheeling without a oil leak!

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Old May 31st, 2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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Yep Fish and hope to not crack this one. I lost almost 3" of length which is pretty sweet.
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Pic or part #. I need a pan
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Old May 31st, 2013, 12:01 PM   #5
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Pic or part #. I need a pan
Guy on ebay has one with windage tray and pickup tube for 80 bucks!! Search for ls4 oil pan. Can't get a pick up til later but my oil pan now is level with my trans pan.
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GM Part #'s from 09 Impala SS

Oil Pan 12616129
Pickup 12594652
Windage/Deflector 12569042
Dipstick tube 12569046
Dipstick 12569045
Filter AC Delco PF48
Seal, Oil pump 12584922 (comes with pickup)
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Old May 31st, 2013, 04:26 PM   #7
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This is good info.
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Any benefit over, say, the H3/hot rod pan, or a standard F-body? I need to swap out the goofy pan on my LS2 (trailblazer ss pan with the forward sump and hole through it for the axleshaft.)
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Heres a couple shots of the Ls4 pan.



One thing I will add is that I have to redo my inspection cover now as the rear of the pan is different than the truck pan. Not a huge amount of work there but way better than dumping 365 for the f body or corvette pan.
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Any benefit over, say, the H3/hot rod pan, or a standard F-body? I need to swap out the goofy pan on my LS2 (trailblazer ss pan with the forward sump and hole through it for the axleshaft.)
THe only benefit I see is that it holds 6qts of oil, No real baffles in the pan but it is almost 3 inches shorter than the truck pan. If I was faced with having to purchase a pan I woulda bought the corvette pan but it was free and seeing I broke my pan the weekend before I got this one. It was perfect.
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THe only benefit I see is that it holds 6qts of oil, No real baffles in the pan but it is almost 3 inches shorter than the truck pan. If I was faced with having to purchase a pan I woulda bought the corvette pan but it was free and seeing I broke my pan the weekend before I got this one. It was perfect.
My CJ6 is only going to be a street rod/drag toy, so I haven't been worried about oil control that off road Jeeps need to think about..
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heres before and after.
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Is your Oil PSI any different? Higher/Lower??
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My CJ6 is only going to be a street rod/drag toy, so I haven't been worried about oil control that off road Jeeps need to think about..
and also the windage tray kinda acts as a baffle so sounds like youll be good. Ill know soon enough when I get back from Golden Mountain If I don't get cavitation there then I should be good.
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Is your Oil PSI any different? Higher/Lower??
I switched to synthetic oil this time so my idle oil pressure is slightly lower but nothing other than that.
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one other thing, my truck dipstick and tube was spot on as far as oil lever. 6 qts reads full.
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Is your Oil PSI any different? Higher/Lower??
curious as to why you asked, have other people experienced low pressure after this swap?
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thanks for the tip. I have been putting off buying a $300-350 aftermarket or find a used fbody pan for $200. what a ripoff.

this will be my next purchase. hopefully this week.
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The drain plug looks funny on the side, way to think outside the box.
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Obviously no problems with the starter fitting right since the FWD model mounts on the front side of the engine. The pics are perfect.
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