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Old 11-05-2016, 06:41 PM   #1
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The Oil Galley Barbell in your LS based engine is something that is over looked. And yet it serves a very important mission of directing oil to the oil filter. If oil leaks past the Barbell it will go unfiltered directly to the Cam Bearing, Lifters, Crank and Rod Bearings. The factory Barbell is approximately .020” to loose so particles as big as 500 Microns can leak past the factory Barbell. Your oil filter will filter out 15 to 25 Microns depend on the brand of filter. Our 6061 Aluminum Precision Billet Barbell fits with approximately .001” clearance which will let only about 20-25 Microns pass by, that same as the filter.

Another important part is the shaft of the Barbell. The oil has to flow around it to get though the oil port. Our Billet Barbell has a 30% smaller shaft for much less flow restriction.

We have also added a 1/4-20 threaded hole in the end of our Barbell for easy removal. Just screw a 1/4-20 bolt in and pull the barbell out. No more digging and prying to get the factory one out.

Better engine protection from much less and smaller particles bypassing, smaller less restrictive shaft for better oil flow, replaceable High Temperature Viton O ring and for ease of service a threaded 1/4-20 hole.
Why would you ever put the plastic factory Barbell back in your expensive LS engine build?

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Here you can see how the unfiltered oil gets by the loose factory Barbell. Also you can see how our Barbells smaller shaft will improve oil flow!


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Video of how loose the factory Barbell really is compared to our billet Barbell.

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Might have to give one of these a try since Im in the process of putting a new motor together to go in my car.
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I'm just about ready to put mine in and why couldn't an O ring be on both sides?
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I'm just about ready to put mine in and why couldn't an O ring be on both sides?
I'm thinking!
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I'm just about ready to put mine in and why couldn't an O ring be on both sides?
Wondering if they felt the inner o-ring, if there were one, would catch on the oil passage cutout when installed and cause bigger issues. You can see the passage as he installs the barbell.
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Now that's a cool little piece
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I'm just about ready to put mine in and why couldn't an O ring be on both sides?
Hi Tim,
We experimented with the O ring, the problem is that when you slide it in, the oil galley's that come up from the filter are very sharp and cut chunks off of the O ring. These pieces of O ring would clog the lifters and do who knows what else. When doing the prototype we were lucky we able to fish the pieces out on the several attempts that we tried O rings. That is probably why the factory didn't go with a O ring. So we decided it is much safer to just make a better fit.

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Wondering if they felt the inner o-ring, if there were one, would catch on the oil passage cutout when installed and cause bigger issues. You can see the passage as he installs the barbell.
Absolutely correct!
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Interesting piece!
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Cool design, never heard of the oil galley barbell.
So I watched the video and I gotta ask, why did GM put this there instead of just making the block so the oil goes straight to the filter, what is the point of putting a piece in there that can potentially let oil by and also restrict the oil coming back up?
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My guess is it is a easier way to drill the block for all the oil passages.

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That's very interesting. I'm putting a new motor together and might have to try this out.
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Dangit. I'm such a sucker for cool stuff. And this is cool stuff. Emailed to see about getting one tomorrow so I can button this thing up.
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Dangit. I'm such a sucker for cool stuff. And this is cool stuff. Emailed to see about getting one tomorrow so I can button this thing up.
I just ordered one as well. Figured I already have enough money dumped into this build, whats another $27 bucks.
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I gotta say, this is a trick little piece you guys came up with... Well done.
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Thank you dr whigham!

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Very nice piece!
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+1 very cool, good job.
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This is a nice piece.

Btw, your front cover install tool has worked like a charm several times for me. Excellent stuff coming from you guys.
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