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Old 03-02-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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Oil pump kaput!

Just like that, I go outside bright and early this morning and fire up the SS to go to Dallas Cars and Coffee and NO OIL PRESSURE!! So I check the oil, and look for leaks,,,,all ok. Buddy comes by and we do the look in the oil fill tube for oil movement and nothing! The POS oil pump checked out.......Long story short, tow truck to the house and straight to the shop!
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:30 AM   #2
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Had you done a cam change or anything? I haven't heard about LS3 oil pump failures being a problem although any mechanical system can fail.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:37 AM   #3
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wow that would really suck
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:38 AM   #4
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at least you are smart enough to look at ur gauges. im sure there are many that would have wrecked an engine
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:06 AM   #5
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Had you done a cam change or anything? I haven't heard about LS3 oil pump failures being a problem although any mechanical system can fail.
Look around this site. There are countless threads on oil pump failure on the SS. Many elect to go with a Melling aftermarket setup once the stock one goes belly up.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:10 AM   #6
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Look around this site. There are countless threads on oil pump failure on the SS. Many elect to go with a Melling aftermarket setup once the stock one goes belly up.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:16 AM   #7
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Go with the Melling and don't look back. Numerous guys are swapping to them when doing cam swaps and having zero issues.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:14 PM   #8
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so can u switch it with out having cams just a swap out?
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:38 PM   #9
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so can u switch it with out having cams just a swap out?
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:50 PM   #10
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This was a LS3 right? I also want to know if the cam has been changed.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:57 PM   #11
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Melling 10296 ftw and yes Ls1/2/3's have all taken shits just like that
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:20 PM   #12
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Go with the Melling and don't look back. Numerous guys are swapping to them when doing cam swaps and having zero issues.
Just got my Melling in the mail the other day. Had a feeling it was gonna die out on me and on a nice sunny day cruise....
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:01 PM   #13
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^^ I see you had that feeling hu? Lol^^
Glad to see you caught it on time!!
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:23 PM   #14
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This was a LS3 right? I also want to know if the cam has been changed.

Yes this is an LS3 LPE750 with cam, supercharger and all sorta junk. What sucks is the car only has 18k on the clock!
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