I pulled my oil pan to swap in the pre-modded pan I got from Hahn Racecraft at the beginning of the month. Unfortunately, after being under the weather the first half of the month and then having my Son and Granddaughter come visit, I am only now getting back to the turbo install.
I have a question about the oil pickup. The Hahn oil pan consists of a bare pan, so the baffle and oil pickup must be transplanted. When I removed the oil pickup from the original pan, it appeared to just be a friction fit as I couldn't see any sign of any type of sealant on the oil pickup tube going to the oil pickup point in the original pan. I simply pushed the pickup tube into place so that the screws were able to secure the pickup intake to the bottom of the oil pan. Is sealant needed or should I just stay with the press-fit? I haven't been able to find a write-up anyplace. I'd hate to install the pan only to find that the oil pump is cavitating and not picking up any oil thru the pickup tube. The impact on my motor would definitely be disastrous!