Looks like this sticky oil pan thread is open for further discussion so here's a real fun situation I've found myself in with my swap. My truck is a 2000 Xtreme 2.2L 4L60E SC, the swap engine is a 2003 5.3 LM4 (VIN P) from a TrailBlazer. Here's the pan problem, I bought the Chevy H3 retro kit from dealer complete with windage tray/baffle/dipstick etc...
Apparently, the TrailBlazer blocks aren't drilled for dipstick tubes and none of the aftermarket retro pans for swaps have the dipstick tubes built into the pan...they go through the block. hhhmmm, Anyone know of any low profile pans that will fit my Xtreme with tube in the pan? I sure can't seem to find any and there doesn't seem to be a place on the block to drill the tube port.
Only options I can think of is maybe modify the stock TrailBlazer pan (PIA)? Or just use the H3 and go without a dipstick relying on a possible oil level switch (if it has one)?
Any ideas would be appreciated.