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Koolaid
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Total posts: 82
posted August 18, 2005 08:01 PM  
Has anyone tried out the claimer oil pan that Speedway Motors sells for $90 with an oil pump and pickup tube? I'm running a bone stock 8.5:1 350 right now with a stock pan and on a big half mile track coming out of the corners I will see pressure drop to 20lbs and then come back up at about mid straightaway. The last race was the first time this happened - my guess is it's sucking the pan dry. I didn't block the bypass on the oil filter mount - could this cause a problem? Speedway says in their catalog to block that - not sure on the logic behind it? The engine is all stock and I'm not trying to turn anything more then 5000rpms out of it (usually closer to 4500). Could something have been going on with my oil filter? Another thought I kicked around was to put an extra quart of oil in the engine off the bat - I know on startup it would splash the oil like crazy and pump some past the rings, but the thought was once the car was wound out a lot of that oil would always be at the top of the engine and I wouldn't starve it. Anyone try this plan and grenade an engine or anything? Thanks for your advice, Jim

t_train75
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted August 18, 2005 08:12 PM  
we always ran an extra quart in our stock pans. Not for that reason we did it because when you hit the corner hard the oil all goes up the right side of the motor with the extra quart it is suppose to keep enough oil where you need it.



DangerZoneRacing
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Total posts: 176
posted August 18, 2005 08:46 PM  
We use to run that same pan from speedway, with the pickup for it. We used modeling clay to make sure the pickup was set at the right height. Ever since we bought that pan I was going throught engines, Don't exactly know what the problem was, but it didnt start till after we were using that pan. We did everything they said to do and even ran them a quart over full and still same problem. I went back to the stock pan in 2003, and I run it at a half a quart over full and no more problems. LMAO...I have a racing oil pan and pickup for sale if anyones looking for one lol. I wouldnt sell that pan to my biggest competitor, so it just hangs on the wall of the shop looking cool, lol.

Eljojo
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Total posts: 968
posted August 19, 2005 04:23 AM  
Unless you are planning toonly race for a very short time, I would suggest buying a good oil pan. It's not like it is going to wear out! (Even if --God forbid-it gets damaged from the inside, you can ausually patch it) Kevco makes my favorite and it's really not that high.

DangerZoneRacing
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Total posts: 176
posted August 19, 2005 08:23 AM  
Eljojo? for a very short time, do you mean in laps? We never run over a 20 lap feature. like I said this is my 3rd year running a stock pan again and no problems what so ever. I would go back to a right side kick out pan if i could find one I would have to notch the frame to fit it, but I sure would go back to the speedway pan thats for sure.

Koolaid
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Total posts: 82
posted August 19, 2005 10:51 AM  
Thanks guys - I'm going to try the slight overfill technique with a stock pan for the next race and see how it goes.

97dirt
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posted August 19, 2005 12:57 PM  
Summit sells a real nice pan for about 120.00, Its alot thicker metal than Speedways

sideways
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posted August 19, 2005 01:11 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by Koolaid:
Thanks guys - I'm going to try the slight overfill technique with a stock pan for the next race and see how it goes.
I can tell ya how it went for me #6 rod out the bottom never again use stock pan for circle track! jmho


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