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Sump Pans & Plugs

Sump Pans & Plugs

A sump pan collects the oil, water and coolant that have already made their way around your engine. A sump plug allows you to drain the pan. Get best prices on sump pans and plugs of all shapes and sizes from Car Parts 4 Less.

The sump pan sits under the engine block. There are both wet and dry versions, but most road cars use the wet version. In fact, dry sumps are used almost exclusively for motor racing; they collect oil from the engine but then redistribute it via a pump, which leaves the sump dry. By contrast, wet sump pans don't redistribute the fluid and must be emptied when they get too full. The sump plug is a bolt at the base of the pan. To drain the pan, you need to unscrew the plug. To guard against leaks, many drivers prefer to replace the sump plug with each oil change. Because the sump pan sits at the lowest point of your car, it can suffer damage quite easily as you drive over speed bumps and flying debris. Want to take advantage of rock-bottom prices and free delivery? Buy your new sump pan and plug at Car Parts 4 Less.