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Old 03-31-2006, 02:18 PM
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You need to look inside an LS1 Camaro pan, you'll see how it can happen. The tray is tight to the crank where you'd expect it. The sump of the pan is pretty far down from there, and there's a windowed baffle about half way between the bottom of the sump and the tray. Total distance is like 3-4 inches. The problem really shows up because the pickup tube is forward in the sump, and below the baffle (obviously). Couple that with these motors tendency to push a bunch of oil to the top, add in some G force to push that oil against the back of the sump and you can uncover the pickup.

Soo, you just keep a bunch of oil in it so there's plenty to go around, because you'll still never get it close to the crank. I put a return drain from the turbo into the pan right above the baffle, and oil won't even drain from there with 6 quarts in the motor -- and that point is still a good inch or more to the bottom of the windage tray.
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Old 03-31-2006, 02:30 PM
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High dollar Valvoline 10w-30 dino oil
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Old 04-01-2006, 10:12 PM
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I used Redline for years...but in the last couple of years, I switched to Mobil 1.
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Old 04-02-2006, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by BWH2003
Mobil 1 5w20
same...
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Old 04-03-2006, 02:59 PM
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motorcraft 5w 20
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Old 04-03-2006, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by 03CobraMike
same...
LOL I know....BTW did you ever check to see if yours smells like gas?
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Old 04-04-2006, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by BWH2003
LOL I know....BTW did you ever check to see if yours smells like gas?
yeah, no smelly.
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Old 04-04-2006, 03:33 AM
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well ****....I need to figure out whats broken and quick. The whole my oil smells like gas thing is not cool.
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Old 04-07-2006, 12:07 AM
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Mobil 1 10W30 full synthetic(4qts)+ synthetic lucas(1qt) with mobil 1 filter in the mustang
Castrol Syntec 10W30 with penzoil filter in the wrx

why? I dont know. Its just what works good.
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Old 04-08-2006, 01:59 PM
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Mobil 1 5w30
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