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Old 10-25-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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Dry Sump worth it?

I am doing my engine rebuild right now and am held up in some way due to waiting on C-F-M finding a new vendor for the billet gears for the oil pumps. I have heard mentions of a dry sump as another option. well I finally decided to investigate that route and it looks like its a fairly "simple" swap out, but it's about a $1,500+ set up?

What dictates if you should have a dry sump?

from my readings it looks like if you:

1. Do a lot of rally/auto-X (have extreme G forces and have the potential to be in a situation where your oil pump is starved due to oil being forced away from the pickup.

2. Or are a high RPM. It looks like on our blocks in most cases even with a built motor we don't make a whole lot of power over 7k RPM. So even if you run a crazy amount of boost or HP out of the motor as long as you don't take it over 7,400 RPM you should be fine with the stock pump?

I found this,

http://www.titan.uk.net/products/5.20//sump-systems

it looks like its be recommended as a good kit on here, whats the difference in the "BSP" vs the "JSP" kits? do the fittings matter? any US companies sell this?

Does HP of the motor play any factor into the oil pump?

And what I have not been able to find is what do you do with the old pump?


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