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oil pan Syllabification: oil pan
Pronunciation: /ˈoil ˌpan/

Definition of oil pan in English:


North American
The bottom section of the crankcase of an internal combustion engine, serving as the reservoir for its lubricating oil.
Example sentences
  • The engine exhales through a 21-liter muffler and twin 15-liter resonators, and uses a cast-aluminum oil pan and liquid-filled engine mounts to reduce NVH levels.
  • It also has a deeper oil pan, a lighter and more compact water pump, accessory drives that are 37-mm closer to the block, and a redesigned exhaust manifold.
  • Having seen what engine vibrations look like at the bottom of an oil pan, I had a hunch our once finely balanced turbine had serious problems.
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