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Old 01-13-2017, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Senna View Post
Question for you Christian

What stops the barbell from traveling back the thickness of the gasket until it hits the rear cover? This would be on the factory barbell or yours.

Is it having fairly equal pressure on both sides of the barbed section?
Hi Senna,
The Barbell does slide back until it hits the cover. Thats why when you pull the cover the Barbell is sticking out about .050".
There is a little lower pressure on the shaft side of the Barbell from the restriction of the oil going through the filter. Thats why the Barbell gets pushed back to the cover and unfiltered oil can get by if its loose. Hope that helps.

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We have the Precision Barbells in stock if you need one.
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Must have for that new build!
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Awesome product. Keep up the good work.
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Well, bit the bullet and ordered the Barbell and Bypass plug.
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Thank you badassbu & 07NBSChevy for your business and the kind words!

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Originally Posted by 1973 STEP A SIDE View Post
Ordered a barbell yesterday !!
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I may be picking one up looks well thought out
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Just a thought why not drive something like a small freeze plug in the block and force all the oil to go threw the filter?

Or thread the block and put a plug in the port, thus again forcing oil threw the filter?
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I gotta say, the barbell is well worth it. It is a precise fit compared to the stock plastic one.
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Originally Posted by heykw View Post
Just a thought why not drive something like a small freeze plug in the block and force all the oil to go threw the filter?

Or thread the block and put a plug in the port, thus again forcing oil threw the filter?

Hi heykw,

Thanks for your suggestion. I don't think threading for a threaded plug would be good because you would have to thread the entire hole and possibly drill the hole bigger for the tape size it would take. Pounding a freeze plug into the deepest part of the passage may not be good either because it won't be easy getting passed the oil passages with out the plug hanging up in them, plus you still have to plug the back where the O ring is also.
With our precision fit Barbell the oil that can get by is so minuscule and any particles that might get by would be the same or smaller micron then the filter lets through. So I don't see a reason to go through all that work and possible mess the block up.

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Originally Posted by 07NBSChevy View Post
I gotta say, the barbell is well worth it. It is a precise fit compared to the stock plastic one.
Thank you 07NBSChevy for your business and the good word!

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If you look closely at the factory barbell you will see grooves in the piece, those are called "labyrinth'' seals ,as they see pressure from the oil they expand making a great seal. Yours is a quality piece but the GM engineers made a good piece also that is running in thousands of engines successfully. I just ordered your seal replacement tool and I'm really satisfied with it, for full tilt racing your barbell might be great but for near stock street builds I think the stock will suffice. regular oil changes are the key to any engine longevity.
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Hi cookseyb.
Thanks for pointing that out and your input.
There are more elaborate labyrinth seals and they are generally on rotating shafts that do seal very well but the one on the GM barbell isn't one of them.
The labyrinth seal that GM incorporated into their barbell will cause a type of hydraulic lock to slow oil flow passing it but will still allow oil and particles to pass. The barbell doesn't expand.That's what I've learned in my research when developing our precision fit barbell. Just my opinion but whether in my race engine or my daily driver if I have the engine apart I would prefer our barbell for the more positive seal against particles entering the bearings. I would in no way recommend anyone take their engine apart to install our barbell, it wouldn't be worth it. But if its apart that's a different story.

Let me know if I'm missing something.

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The factory one is made out of nylon, right? Doesn't that expand more than aluminum when heated? That would explain the extra clearance when cold as it likely fills up the whole gap at temp.

If you used a groove with an angle seat ramp for the second O-ring it would be easy to install with a smaller O.D. and then the first time oil pressure was seen it would push the o-ring up the ramp to completely seal of the passage way for the remaining life of the motor. No?
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Originally Posted by Crf450r420 View Post
The factory one is made out of nylon, right? Doesn't that expand more than aluminum when heated? That would explain the extra clearance when cold as it likely fills up the whole gap at temp.

If you used a groove with an angle seat ramp for the second O-ring it would be easy to install with a smaller O.D. and then the first time oil pressure was seen it would push the o-ring up the ramp to completely seal of the passage way for the remaining life of the motor. No?
Hi Crf450r420,
Not sure of the exact type of plastic that is used on the factory Barbell. If I recall nylon is only good for 380 or 390 degrees which wouldn't be high enough. We have tested the expansion of the plastic barbell first by boiling water and then with the heat gun where able to reach around 230 degrees. At that point it only expanded .00125" which is not enough to make the seal to keep unfiltered oil out.

That's a good idea on the O-ring. But if the oil can initially flow by, it my not build enough pressure to push the O-ring back and seat it. I'm not sure and it would have to be tested. Something to think about though.

Thank for your input and idea.
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I was just thinking it through, so if you tested it already that's awesome.

Yeah, it just needs to be small enough that it can install without damage. The volume of oil should be easy to get it to force the ring up the ramp to seal, might have to put some ports like a gas ported piston to help. Also, since it will happen on first startup there should be nothing in the pan to worry about the little that might get by for that short period.
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