Originally Posted by VietNinjaJ30A1
if you break your oil pan...you could just get a new oil pan. i'm interested...and i actually wanted to try making something myself...but for $200 that's a bit steep for sheet metal.
If you break your oil pan, you lose all your oil and if its not caught within 10 seconds of this happening, kiss those engine bearings and rings goodbye.
And just for clarification, this isn't going to be sheet metal, this will be made out of thick hardened steel (same stuff aftermarket truck skid-plates are made from) or aluminum. I'm hopefully going to go with aluminum simply for light-weight and strength but I'll keep you updated.