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Off camber oil fixes?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Thumper, May 27, 2005.

  1. Thumper

    Thumper 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys,
    Has anyone else experienced a oil pressure failure as a result of being off camber or tipped almost over?
    Anyone have any fixes they have done to prevent this situation?
    I seem to have spun a couple bearings when I got stuck very off camber. The truck idled for nearly 10 mins tipped over at near 40-45*, now I have a small bottom end knock, and 0 psi oil pressure. (ya ya... dumba$$ never thought to shut it down :) )
    I have been searching for dry sump systems... big $$ but it shouldnt be too hard to custom build some sort of system like that?
    What about those oil pickups that rotate around inside the pan whichever direction they need to be at the lowest point?
    Thanks for any input!
    Mike
     
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    Well, update... I started it for a minute today just to settle my mind that its screwed... and lo and behold I had about 40psi oil pressure and NO knock when she started. As it warmed up, the pressure dropped to around 10-15psi, slight top end noise, but no knock. I am going to go ahead and pull the pan off and prolly swap the main bearings out to restore my pressure, but it kinda sounds like I was all worried for nothing.
    Has no one done any type of upgrades to the pan or pickup to keep oil flowing when youre tipped over?
    Mike
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    A lot less expensive would be an oil accumalator.
     
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    I run a quart more oil than I'm supposed to ,and I use Duralube. but I'm carbed so it stalls loooong before theres danger of engine damage.... whats an oil accumilator?
     
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    4trolls, whats an oil accumilator?


    I think when the motor loses its oil pressure its gives the motor a shot of stored oil. Not to sure though.

    mike
     
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    an oil accumulator is what I call my driveway :D
     
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