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oil pan baffle

starsthensun

Proven Member
116
1
May 1, 2005
Bay City, Michigan
how important is the oil pan baffle, and what does it do? I swapped my motors and the old oil pan baffle from the 95' 4g63 doesnt fit on my new 4g63 ( not sure of the year) Only 3 of the 4 bolts line up, and when i get those 3 bolts in, i cant get the oil pan to fit on correctly. Are there different oil pan baffles for different year motors?
 

95blackGsTurbo

DSM Wiseman
5,025
77
Aug 10, 2003
Algona, Iowa
The baffle keeps the oil in the bottom of the pan and is very important. The baffles are the same for the gen's but the AWD and FWD baffles are different I believe.
 

starsthensun

Proven Member
116
1
May 1, 2005
Bay City, Michigan
How sure are you that that will work? I guess i just dont understand why the baffle wont work on my new 7 bolt motor...
 

starsthensun

Proven Member
116
1
May 1, 2005
Bay City, Michigan
alright, ill call mitsubishi tomorrow and give them the numbers off of the block. do you know if the pans are different between the years, or is it just the baffle that's different.
 

GSX93DSM

Proven Member
610
3
Jan 3, 2006
Staunton, Virginia
To be honest with you I thought that all 7bolts had the same oil pan and etc. I guess I was wrong. Heres a wild guess Maybe the late 92-94 is the same and the 95 is odd and the 96-99 is the same I'm just throwing that out there. Great city by the way I ahve family next to hobe sound.
 

starsthensun

Proven Member
116
1
May 1, 2005
Bay City, Michigan
Thanks for the advice, this is terrible though. Its a pain trying to figure this out. Thanks, west palm is very nice.
 

starsthensun

Proven Member
116
1
May 1, 2005
Bay City, Michigan
i will. If anyone has any other input to this situation, let me know because right now im at a stand still on my motor...
 

95blackGsTurbo

DSM Wiseman
5,025
77
Aug 10, 2003
Algona, Iowa
The pans are different between FWD and AWD. So if you have an FWD car and a AWD pan it won't work.
 

starsthensun

Proven Member
116
1
May 1, 2005
Bay City, Michigan
hmm , so basically I need to get myself a 7 bolt awd oil pan baffle and oil pan? Is there a difference in bolt patterns for the oil pan baffle between the awd and fwd blocks? The pan and baffle were taken out of a fwd car, and put back in a fwd car. In other words, im using a fwd oil pan baffle and oil pan.
 

95blackGsTurbo

DSM Wiseman
5,025
77
Aug 10, 2003
Algona, Iowa
Then I have no idea what to tell ya. Just drill the extra hole if it's just one that doesn't bolt up. You really only need a couple to hold it in.
 

starsthensun

Proven Member
116
1
May 1, 2005
Bay City, Michigan
the thing is, the oil pan wont fit on correctly when I put the oil pan baffle on.
 

starsthensun

Proven Member
116
1
May 1, 2005
Bay City, Michigan
I figured it out finaly. 93-95 7 bolt oil pan baffles are different from the 96-99 baffles. I just bought a new baffle from mitsubishi for 14 bucks and it fits perfect, just thought i would let everyone know just in case someone has the same problem I had.
 

oldman

DSM Wiseman
9,796
190
Jun 21, 2003
Dayton, New_Jersey
Laugh if you will but what is a oil pan baffle? I'm truly baffled. :)
 

95blackGsTurbo

DSM Wiseman
5,025
77
Aug 10, 2003
Algona, Iowa
It's the plate inside the oil pan that keeps the oil in the bottom of the sump when cornering and accelerating. Keeps it from sloshing around.2q
 

oldman

DSM Wiseman
9,796
190
Jun 21, 2003
Dayton, New_Jersey
95blackGsTurbo said:
It's the plate inside the oil pan that keeps the oil in the bottom of the sump when cornering and accelerating. Keeps it from sloshing around.2q
Thanks Adam, just wanted to make sure it wasn't something I missed on a recent swap.
 

95blackGsTurbo

DSM Wiseman
5,025
77
Aug 10, 2003
Algona, Iowa
No prob. Anytime I can learn a moderator is a good day LOL. Don't know why there is a .2q after my post. I think the car must have hit a key before I hit reply.
 

FORMONTOYA

DSM Wiseman
2,260
57
Oct 7, 2004
Houston, Texas
It's been a while since I looked, but I thought the baffle was tack welded in. I guess not.

But this is a great reference as I need a new pan after a "curbing" excursion and this sheds new light as to what I need to look out for....thanks.:thumb:
 
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