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    What everybody thought's about running a aluminum or steel oil pan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlacecraftTunnel View Post
    What everybody thought's about running a aluminum or steel oil pan?
    I assume your talking about either cost advantage or weight....

    The biggest advantage to running an aluminum pan , is the heat transfer IMHO, I mean if money is no object I would run an aluminum pan, they look good, have good heat transfer, can be repaired relitively easy and don't rust...

    There really is no wieght gain to be had, unless we're talking about a real beefy steel pan.

    I guess I'm not sure of the question after all.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
    I assume your talking about either cost advantage or weight....

    The biggest advantage to running an aluminum pan , is the heat transfer IMHO, I mean if money is no object I would run an aluminum pan, they look good, have good heat transfer, can be repaired relitively easy and don't rust...

    There really is no wieght gain to be had, unless we're talking about a real beefy steel pan.

    I guess I'm not sure of the question after all.....

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    Thanks for the your input, the info that i have is the alum pan is 7 lbs lighter for $200 more than the steel. I just wanted to know if anybody's running alum pan and if they have any problems with it.

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    I've been running an 8qt Aluminum pan for 4 yrs now without any issues. As GT mentioned, I believed they have better heat transfer which is 1 of the reasons I went with it.

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    Frank I called Dan olsen about geting a custom pan made. It turns out it is 78 more dollars to get one made out of steel because they still by the steel one and chop it up where as aluminum they build it from scratch. I always thought aluminum was more expensive but I guess when your get one "custom" its cheaper, and dan olsen is cheaper then dooley
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    Rex Marine is selling a real nice B&B steel pan and it's a great value. I'm also a Stef's/ B&B distributor.
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    At Stef's we charge the same for an aluminum or steel pan. This is our feeling on the subject. Fluid is heavy. We have seen quite a few marine pans with the bottoms blown out of them because of fatigue. If the boat is a race only set up you can use either aluminum or steel. Our steel pan will be about 10 to 12 pounds more weight then our aluminum pan. We use .090" thick aluminum. Our steel pans well you can ask Mike @ REX Marine how well built those "puppy's" are. They are heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Frank I called Dan olsen about geting a custom pan made. It turns out it is 78 more dollars to get one made out of steel because they still by the steel one and chop it up where as aluminum they build it from scratch. I always thought aluminum was more expensive but I guess when your get one "custom" its cheaper, and dan olsen is cheaper then dooley

    Thanks Kyle, but i wish it was cheaper to have one built, specialy when I have special measurements that i have to stick by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post
    Rex Marine is selling a real nice B&B steel pan and it's a great value. I'm also a Stef's/ B&B distributor.
    I would be getting all of mine from ya but, i haven't came over to the darkside yet

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    PT,
    At Stef's we charge the same for an aluminum or steel pan. This is our feeling on the subject. Fluid is heavy. We have seen quite a few marine pans with the bottoms blown out of them because of fatigue. If the boat is a race only set up you can use either aluminum or steel. Our steel pan will be about 10 to 12 pounds more weight then our aluminum pan. We use .090" thick aluminum. Our steel pans well you can ask Mike @ REX Marine how well built those "puppy's" are. They are heavy.

    I wished we had a BBF pan in the BB line but we don't.

    And that was one of my questions that i forgot ask ya yesterday when we talked. And i think you should start building them for the BBF. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlacecraftTunnel View Post




    And that was one of my questions that i forgot ask ya yesterday when we talked. And i think you should start building them for the BBF. lol
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