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Old 03-16-2017, 06:16 PM   #1
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Precision LS Billet Barbell Stops Unfiltered Oil & Increases Oil Flow.

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 pass 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 passed the factory Barbell. Your oil filter will filter out approximately 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 is the same as the filter.

Another important part is the shaft of the Barbell. The oil has to flow around it to get through to 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 and let unfiltered oil by? Check out the videos at our website!
$26.95
http://www.saccitycorvette.com/Billet-BarBell.html

In the Diagram you can see how the unfiltered oil gets by with the loose factory Barbell and how the smaller shaft will improve oil flow.

Billet Bypass Delete Plug
Keep unfiltered oil out of your engine by plugging off the oil bypass check valve. The factory bypass check valve can let unfiltered oil into your engines bearings and lifters. Our Billet Bypass delete plug replaces the factory check valve preventing unfiltered oil from getting into the engine.

The factory bypass check valve is a safety in case the oil filter never gets changed and the filter gets restricted. Most oil filters already have a bypass built into them for this reason.

Why would you ever take the chance of unfiltered oil getting into your expensive LS engine? Install one of our Bypass Deletes the next time you change your oil filter.

A 1/4-20 threaded hole in the end of our Bypass delete is for easy removal. Just screw a 1/4-20 bolt in and pull the delete out if ever necessary.
Better engine protection from less particles bypassing.
Replaceable High Temperature Viton O ring.
$19.95
http://www.saccitycorvette.com/BilletBypassPlug.html




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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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All of our products are in stock and ready for same day shipping.
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Our Billet Barbell oil diverters are now available for the new LT1 &LT4!

http://www.saccitycorvette.com/Billet-BarBell-LT1.html
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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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