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Used Vauxhall Oil Sump Pans

All used Vauxhall Oil Sump Pans listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list cheap new OES or aftermarket car parts at discounted prices and used OEM car parts up to 80% cheaper than main dealer prices for Vauxhall from premium breaker yards from across the UK.

About Oil Sump Pans

Oil is crucial for lubricating the moving components of the engine so they last longer and perform better while also functioning to act as a heat absorber, helping to keep the engine cool. The Vauxhall oil sump pan is an oil tray or tank located at the bottom of the engine. The oil sump pan stores oil, basically acting as a reservoir and collection/storage point for the returning oil once it has been pumped through the engine, before it goes off on its cycle again.

Situated at the bottom of the engine, and sealed with an oil sump gasket, the oil sump pan stores the oil which is pumped around the engine by the oil pump.

The oil pump is often positioned low to enable it to reach the oil in the oil sump pan. A short hose or pipe with a mesh strainer enables the pump to collect oil from the bottom of the oil sump pan. The oil will pass through an oil filter to clean it from any impurities before it is pumped back through the engine. Oil sump pans operate on either a wet or dry sump oiling system, but the wet oil sump is more common. Aluminium is a popular choice for oil sumps. The material, design, size and type of oil sump pan will vary from car to car.

A cracked or split oil sump pan will leak oil and will need to be fixed, if not too badly damaged, or replaced with a new oil sump pan. When replacing this part, ensure you fit an oil sump pan that's compatible with your car by buying a good quality Vauxhall oil sump pan.

Vauxhall trivia

  • WWII got in the way of making cars, as Vauxhall started building the famous Churchill tank instead. It was designed and started rolling out of the factory in less than a year, and they made over 5,600 of them!
  • The Vauxhall Vectra was the last car they ever produced in Luton, and it went on to become one of their most poorly reviewed vehicles. Top Gear even put the '95 Vectra on their list of the worst cars of the last 20 years (Clarkson wouldn't even drive it!).
  • The colour yellow that Vauxhall uses on its cars is named 'Maddox Yellow,' after pensioner Richard Maddox had his Corsa vandalised. Residents of the small village of Arlington where Maddox lived thought the car and the colour were ugly!
  • The Vauxhall flagship vehicle is the Vauxhall Insignia. The family car has been in production since 2008 and was designed to replace the Vectra and the Signum. In the US, the Insignia is known by the rather grandiose name ‘Buick Regal’.
  • A long list of celebs have been proud owners of the Vauxhall Corsa, including former Doctor Who star, Matt Smith (who sold his on eBay and gave the money to charity), Tinie Tempah, Claudia Schiffer, Sean Bean, and even Colin McRae.