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Old 03-02-2013, 10:54 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, 07:30 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, 07:37 AM   #3
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wow that would really suck
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:38 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, 08:06 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, 08:10 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, 09:16 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, 06:14 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, 06:38 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, 06:50 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, 06:57 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, 07:20 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, 11:01 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, 11:23 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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Old 03-04-2013, 12:13 AM   #15
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I've heard this was more of a problem in the 2010 models. Is this true??
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:26 AM   #16
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I heard l99s have a better oil.pump is this true?
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:38 AM   #17
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I've heard this was more of a problem in the 2010 models. Is this true??
Yes thats the word and mine is an early 2010, bought in Nov 2009. And yes the L99 have a higher volume pump than the LS3. I've read that the L99 pump is GM'S high performance pump equivalent to the Melling. Who knows?? I'm going with the L99 pump.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:40 AM   #18
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Yeah especially the early 2010 models is what I remember reading. Hope you get it worked out man.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:48 AM   #19
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Yes the l99 is a high volume pump but the melling is still a better pump if you want to run a stock pump get the slp or katech ported and blueprinted pumps i have the melling
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:55 AM   #20
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why is the l99 a higher volume pump?
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:57 AM   #21
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why is the l99 a higher volume pump?
I'm assuming because of the VVT...
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:00 AM   #22
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so you get a better pump for a weaker link... makes no sense. I have an L99 and I cant wait to get the LS3 conversion
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:13 AM   #23
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yeah I know it sounds crazy but that seems to be the case. L99 pumps are better than the LS3 pumps.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:29 AM   #24
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Get the Melling.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:33 AM   #25
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yeah I know it sounds crazy but that seems to be the case. L99 pumps are better than the LS3 pumps.
I have yet to hear about a L99 pump failure. If anyone knows of 1 post it up especially a stock internal car that could not have been installed wrong with a cam upgrade.
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