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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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Old 03-04-2013, 01:55 AM   #26
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ahhh the oil pump problems. feels great not to worry any more.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:06 AM   #27
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The only reason im not changing mine out with my cam is because that's what the word on the street was, but if anything does break after my cam i will be going melling for sure. Sometimes its good to own an automatic! Lol
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:08 AM   #28
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Hey it's not an early 2010 anything! Those were just internet rumors stock Ls pumps have been failing since 1998!
Yes there have been NO L99 pumps reported. YES the flow more volume needed for the VVT and DOD. We L99'rs use 8qts of oil lol.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:36 AM   #29
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^^ I see you had that feeling hu? Lol^^
Glad to see you caught it on time!!
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Yeah, her and I are pretty close. haha
Thanks though. Need to get my heads ported to push that 500 club!
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:20 PM   #30
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I swapped out my good L99 pump for a Melling when I installed a cam. The L99 is ok but a bunch of folks had issues with the LS3 pumps even stock. I personally think it's an installation issue even when installed in the factory. This is the main reason they fail.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:27 PM   #31
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For some reason the L99 pump can handle more misalignment on the crankshaft therefore they don't fail.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:28 PM   #32
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I swapped out my good L99 pump for a Melling when I installed a cam. The L99 is ok but a bunch of folks had issues with the LS3 pumps even stock. I personally think it's an installation issue even when installed in the factory. This is the main reason they fail.
How do you install a pump wrong?
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:33 PM   #33
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Not centered around the crank snout right.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:47 PM   #34
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Here is the proper way to install the pump using feeler gauges to make sure there is enough clearance.
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