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Dry Sump Oil Systems

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazer_87, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. blazer_87

    blazer_87 Registered Member

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    What are you thoughts on a dry sump oil system? There can be one of two benefits of doing this and I would like to get everyone elses opinion.

    1. You can run with an oil pan that is much more shallow oil pan to prevent rocks from knocking the bottom of your pan off. Also you can put pickups in all 4 corners of the pan so that when you are on steep angles your oil pick up will always have oil.

    2. The second option is that you can lower your entire engine with the shallow pan by about 4". This could help lower your cg.

    I have just been thinking of some mods to do to mine and wanted to hear your thoughts.

    Thanks
     
  2. ryan22re

    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    which would also lower your trans and t-case. prob not a good thing for a flat underside (which is what most of us want).

    and it probably costs way more than i want to think about.

    ryan
     
  3. blazer_87

    blazer_87 Registered Member

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    ok, maybe the 2nd option is not so good after all. I have yet to think of anything negative about the first one, except maybe a bit pricey.
     
  4. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    one of my friends did this on his late model bacause he kept putting holes in his pan around the track. he showed my the reciepts once, he has more into his drysump that i do into my entire truck. :eek1:
     
  5. gambit420s

    gambit420s 1/2 ton status

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    a few more reasons to do it:

    more crankcase vacumn; will make you rings seal better, less blow-by

    better oil control; no starving the pick-up

    less oil slosh on the crank; less power needed to turn it

    ease of cooling and filtration

    more water tight

    and some not to:

    cost

    Leaks in the plumbing

    Rebuilding the pump every so often

    most oil tanks are vented, so no floping the beast
     
  6. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    The bummer is that a complete dry sump setup costs a couple of THOUSAND dollars. :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1:

    Here's a link to some pumps.
     

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