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Old 03-16-2017, 07:16 PM   #1
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Precision LS Billet Barbell and other Oil System Improvement products!

Also, available for the new Gen 5 LT1/LT4!

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. (See Diagram Below) 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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If you don't know much about how the Barbell works check out video.

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

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Sweet, I may have to pick up the bypass plug. I like how you look into improving things that most people overlook.
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Very interesting product. May pick both of these up, but would wait till next time I tear the motor down to install the barbell part. I own the front and rear cover alignment tools from you guys and absolutely great product. Works perfectly.
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Thanks 07NBSChevy and BlackDuk98 for the kind words and business!

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Have you verified the pressure differential on either side filter with each version of the barbell? I'd be curious to know what the pressure drop is (if any) on the outlet side of the filter.

The bypass delete makes good sense.
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Have you verified the pressure differential on either side filter with each version of the barbell? I'd be curious to know what the pressure drop is (if any) on the outlet side of the filter.

The bypass delete makes good sense.
Hi mOtOrHeAd MiKe,
No we haven't checked the pressure diff. That would be interesting though.
But the oil pressure would be a little lower just because of the restriction of the filter element. And the finer micron element the more restriction. Also after the oil comes out of the filter it has to pass through several 90's (see diagram)that would drop pressure even more and if you run a oil cooler even more drop. Also when the oil comes from the pump and hits the barbell (circled on diagram) and makes a 90 down to the filter that would create a high pressure area that would allow oil the push by a loose barbel. Even if its a little lower after the filter, oil will go pasted the stock barbel. Anyway that's how I see it.

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Our Billet Barbell oil diverters are now available for the new LT1 &LT4!

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I bought one of your oil filter bypass plugs but I cannot figure out an easy way to get the OEM unit out. I unscrewed the filter adapter but there is no easy way to pry it out. I assume it is pressed in and I cannot get to it from any other angle to punch it out. I almost need a tiny slide hammer. Any tips?
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Friend has an oil barbell in his SBE big cam LQ4 build we're trying to piece together. It looks like a piece of art compared to the stock unit. Makes you wonder what GM was thinking. I'll be buying one in whenever I put a built transmission in my car!
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I bought one of your oil filter bypass plugs but I cannot figure out an easy way to get the OEM unit out. I unscrewed the filter adapter but there is no easy way to pry it out. I assume it is pressed in and I cannot get to it from any other angle to punch it out. I almost need a tiny slide hammer. Any tips?
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Thank you for your business!
It is somewhat of a pressed fit but not super tight. I used a easy out and was able to twist it out. I suppose if you get the right size screw or bolt and get it screwed in then use vise grips to wiggle it out or slide hammer would work great if you can get it hooked up. Also using a chisel to dent the edge inward might help relieve the press fit and loosen it up. Its one of those things that you just have to work it.
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If your doing the rear main seal, its a good time to toss the loose factory oil diverter/barbell and install one of our Precision fit billet barbells and start keeping unfiltered oil out of the bearings.
http://www.saccitycorvette.com/Billet-BarBell.html

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Hi SaCity, good work.

I modify the Oil Pan (OEM GM) always for flow increase.

The Block passage ways are 2X the size of the passage ways in the Oil Pan.

All here can see this if they remove the Oil Filter Insert.

Your RED Flow Path shows that area, I use a 1/4" drill for the hole size.

I have made an Oil Filter Insert that allows the LONGER GM Truck Filter to be fitted, a good mod when the Bypass is closed off.
I would ADD the "tech" to warm the oil when the Bypass is closed, this is one reason it is there.

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Thanks Pantera for the kind word!
Good job on the oil system mods!

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I installed the bypass plug in my sons oil pan yesterday....little more complicated than just pulling it out....but its in now

when I do my oil pan I will make a vid for everybody to save time !
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I installed the bypass plug in my sons oil pan yesterday....little more complicated than just pulling it out....but its in now

when I do my oil pan I will make a vid for everybody to save time !
Hi sjsingle1,

Any pointers you can provide would be great, especially on video!

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Hi SJ, you could also install one of my Oil Filter Magnets. ($8.00)

This magnet will "trap" ferrous particles BEFORE they enter the Oil Filter.

THUS a longer filter life with EASY engine condition inspection when the filter is changed.
The size of the particle the magnet can trap is less (smaller) than 1 micron.
The magnet may be cleaned AND reused at each filter/oil change OR with good oil condition, a filter R&R could allow EASY engine condition inspection.

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hay Pantera....I am all about magnets ! make a thread and post some pics
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Hi,
If you have your engine torn down, doing a rear main seal or have your pan off you might be interest in these oil system improvement items.
You can find how they work to improve your system here.
http://www.saccitycorvette.com/Billet-BarBell.html



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Hi All, most here state a HV Oil Pump is required, a Melling.
I fit the GM 2010 Camaro AL pump (native HV) for a cost of $90.00 AND modify the pan oil filter boss area.
When you fit a pump greater than the flow requirement, the oil flow recirculates internally inside the OP causing a Oil Temperature INCREASE.

All here can witness/inspect the block flow paths with NO report of the Oil Pan flow path inspection.
The Oil Pan flow path is ONE/HALF or less than the block Flow Path AREA.

This is called a RESTRICTION, that area reduction at the Oil Pan Boss/Oil Filter Insert.

My method to correct this is to first remove that insert then port that area AND ADD another passage way, a simple NO COST method completed in 15 minutes. (pan off car)

The picture shows that drilled passageway.

The engine HP will increase with this MOD

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