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Old 01-29-2005, 02:05 AM   #1
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Hey Rogue,
I know you have installed this kit. Were you able to do it with the engine in the car or did you install it when you pulled your engine?
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It probably can be done in the car, but I would bet they did it when the engine was out. Either way, it really isn't necessary at all unless you are really serious about racing. Also, high oil pressure can be hard on an engine when its not needed, if you're just crusing down the road with 70-80psi oil pressure, thats not good. Its not something that is going to benefit you with your 13 second daily driver IMO. An extra 30psi oil pressure is a lot. Just my opinion though...

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It probably can be done in the car, but I would bet they did it when the engine was out. Either way, it really isn't necessary at all unless you are really serious about racing. Also, high oil pressure can be hard on an engine when its not needed, if you're just crusing down the road with 70-80psi oil pressure, thats not good. Its not something that is going to benefit you with your 13 second daily driver IMO. An extra 30psi oil pressure is a lot. Just my opinion though...
I agree that it is much easier to do it with the engine removed....I just want some feedback from someone who did it with the engine in place.....Scott??

Although it is probably not absolutely necessary, I don't agree that it can do any harm, except maybe a little risk with leaks past seals...but I have low miles and the engine is still fresh. The OR rods should help keep most of the extra volume down in the main journal bearings and help to quicken oil flow on start-up. The extra pressure should also help now with the additional power I am making to keep the journal bearing oil film a little larger which should lessen the chance of particles scoring the bearing surfaces.

They recommend switch to a lighter grade of oil, the 2004 recommendation of 5W30 instead of the 10W30 that is standard for the 2000'*.

I would like some other opinions before I install it.
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try the lighter oil, you should get a few more PSI out of that.

what is the point of having the kit?
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We did it engine in, when we changed the cam to the 1X. Got pretty deep into it, and probably would be easier to do engine out.

FYI my oil pressure is not much higher then what it was without it, however it stays there at long periods of WOT where before it would have dropped.
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An extra 30psi oil pressure is a lot.
Shawn - how do you know it will be that much higher.

The sales literature says Volume...not Pressure increase.

Rogue - what do you mean by "got pretty deep into it" ?
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Rogue - what do you mean by "got pretty deep into it" ?
Well, we did the cam swap but basically had the motor stripped down the shortblock for other things as well Obviously you dont need to do everything we did to do the pump upgrade so I would say it is very possible to do in car, but we did drop the engine cradle one side to make it able to do the cam.
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You should go to a dry sump system to help performance and constant pressure I saw a kit for the 3800 some where I will try to find it
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Dry sump alla Z06 Corvette.
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