louvres eldo oil pan

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  1. Caddy123

    Caddy123 Member

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    Hello everybody I have a eldorado 1970 oil pan.
    In the front of the pan are louvres or how you cal that ( my inglish is a little bad!)
    I have cut them out, the pan was full off dirt and cant clean underneath!
    must i welded new louvres?

    gr Danny
     

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  2. blue68deville

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    I bet you could leave those out. They don't look like any kind of oil control, maybe just reinforcement. That is the front of the sump, right?
     
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    8ad-f85 Well-Known Member

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    Sure does look like oil control but I wonder if leaving them out is fine?
    I'd clean them an put them back if I wasn't deepening the pan in the same area.
    Use a nice clean welding machine.
     
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    I cleaned mine with laquer thinner worked real well. Just prop the pan and let a puddle sit for awhile. Then blow out with air
    Carb cleaner will work or something else?? Regular parts cleaner wont disolve it
     
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    Think of it as a dirt trap. Otherwise the dirt gets roiled up by the stops and starts of the car and ends up plugging the oil pump pick up. Motor starves for oil and kaboom. It's some nice cadillac engineering.
    Peter
     
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  6. Caddy123

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    Thanks for the answers .
    For sure i make a new one to put in.
    I think also its a dirt trap!
    gr Danny
     
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  7. CanadianC10

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    looks like a way for forward oil control under hard breaking
     

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