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    Default Jet boat oil pan ?

    Can someone please explain to me do you have to use a oil pan made for a jet boat. Obviously a jet oil pan holds more oil or can I use a stock pan...fyi 18' Kona with some what buit SBC.
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    You can use a stock pan, just dont hold it wide open for long periods. You can also use a budget claimer circle pan also. big box pans are nice to get the oil out from the crank and give you some more oil capacity, which also helps keep the oil temp down longer.

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    No You don't. I have had boats, and many friends have boats running street pans with zero problems. Biggest recommendation is to run at least a rear sump that will clear the hull and jet, and a rear sump pickup if you're going to do this.

    Running a dedicated Jet Boat pan is always a good idea because of the windage trays, baffling, trap doors, etc keeping the oil pump pickup supplied with good oil. More oil capacity is also rarely a bad idea. Understand these engines live their life in the 5000 rpm range where street engines are rarely held to that level for very long. With whats available in Dooley or Armando's pans, and their pricing, I really see no reason to run a street pan for any reason.

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    Regular pans will work if you have the clearance. Most jet pans are 7 1/2" deep at the back. Most stock pans are 8" deep at the back and will not clear the intake of the pump if you are running a three point motor mount system.
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    Well thats what I was hoping to hear Because I found this oil pan and was thinking of getting it. I also ordered the shot gun style scoop, aluminum valve covers and plan to order a few more chiny things, got some good prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkey View Post
    You can use a stock pan, just dont hold it wide open for long periods. You can also use a budget claimer circle pan also. big box pans are nice to get the oil out from the crank and give you some more oil capacity, which also helps keep the oil temp down longer.
    BTW Motor Monkey thx the headers there in good shape and Im getting them re coated soon

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    Save your money and do it right! If you look for a few days I bet you could find a marine pan used online for not much more. Nobody hotrods an engine so they can be easy on it. Give it what it needs to survive.
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