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Old 05-19-2017, 10:57 PM   #61
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Did they have a field engineer come down? Surprised it's so fast. When did you drop the car off to the dealer?
Don't have all the details yet. He did say it would require an investigation, but I dropped the car off two weeks ago. The engine was pulled and pan dropped last week.

He said the cam was loose or something and it was tearing up the motor.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:25 PM   #62
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I don't recall ever hearing anything bad about the LS9! That engine was really Hand Built, and bullet proof. Too bad the car wasn't a big seller like the new mass produced$$$ SC. They've planned on it blowing some! It's mathematically accurately predictable!

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Old 05-20-2017, 09:14 AM   #63
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Don't have all the details yet. He did say it would require an investigation, but I dropped the car off two weeks ago. The engine was pulled and pan dropped last week.

He said the cam was loose or something and it was tearing up the motor.
Ask if they are changing the oil lines and drysump as well. It's a small investment to make sure no metal shavings gets transferred to the new motor.
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Ask if they are changing the oil lines and drysump as well. It's a small investment to make sure no metal shavings gets transferred to the new motor.
Good call! I appreciate it. I asked about everything except that.
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Sometimes I wonder if the dry sump approach on a "track car" that is rarely used on the track in the real world introduces more problems than it solves.
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Ask if they are changing the oil lines and drysump as well. It's a small investment to make sure no metal shavings gets transferred to the new motor.
I don't know how much good it does, but on all my vehicles I use a large round magnet (designed for the bottom of oil filters). If it does any good at all it's worth the $10 cost.
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I don't know how much good it does, but on all my vehicles I use a large round magnet (designed for the bottom of oil filters). If it does any good at all it's worth the $10 cost.
This is not enough to clean oil tank (dry sump) and oil lines after a massive engine failure. I am sure the dealer would flush these components but that's not their specialty so why risk it. It's better to replace old plumbing with the motor. GM didn't have problem with this request when they replaced my Z06 motor.
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This is not enough to clean oil tank (dry sump) and oil lines after a massive engine failure. I am sure the dealer would flush these components but that's not their specialty so why risk it. It's better to replace old plumbing with the motor. GM didn't have problem with this request when they replaced my Z06 motor.
I was not referring to after a failure. I do it from day one in hopes of capturing metal shavings before they do much circulation.
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Sometimes I wonder if the dry sump approach on a "track car" that is rarely used on the track in the real world introduces more problems than it solves.
Just bought one of your filters in celebration of getting the car back sometime this year

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Ask if they are changing the oil lines and drysump as well. It's a small investment to make sure no metal shavings gets transferred to the new motor.
spoke with the dealer today, they were already planning on replacing the dry sump system and lines. Thanks again for the heads up.
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Just bought one of your filters in celebration of getting the car back sometime this year
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