Oil fill in a vac pump/wet sump set up

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Oil fill in a vac pump/wet sump set up

Post  HorsinAround on October 17th 2013, 11:25 am

I am going to have a vac. pump on my new wet sump build and I am wondering what others do to handle oil fills. Is there a valve cover cap that is sealed yet removable to pour oil in? Or, is there another way to handle this task?

Sorry if this seems like a dumb question. It was easy with my dry sump system lol.

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Post  PanaVet on October 17th 2013, 11:31 am

GZ Motorsports makes some nice stuff...I use this....

http://www.gzmotorsports.com/VCV102A-Vacuum-Control-Valve.html
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Post  whatbumper on October 17th 2013, 1:05 pm

We just pull a valve cover.

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Post  460pulling on October 17th 2013, 1:44 pm

Peterson, summit, jegs all sell O ring weld on filler bungs with caps in both aluminum and steel. Moroso 85283, all-star 36160

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Post  cool40 on October 17th 2013, 1:48 pm

Lem had mine made with the fill cap in each side and the vac hookup in the front.
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Post  LivermoreDave on October 17th 2013, 2:09 pm

If your valve covers have a hole with a rubber grommet, simply use that hole for adding oil.

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Post  HorsinAround on October 18th 2013, 8:41 am

LivermoreDave wrote:If your valve covers have a hole with a rubber grommet, simply use that hole for adding oil.

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Naturally I thought of that, but also thought that setup might be a place for a vacuum leak as those twist lock caps are not always the tightest fitting.
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Post  LivermoreDave on October 18th 2013, 8:49 am

You make a valid point although if hot oil doesn't leak (fume) from the filler cap it may work. You could install an o-ring on the cap along with the gasket that usually accompanies the "twist-lock" type of filler cap. Also, before going to the extra expense, first install the valve cover with the "twist-lock", while the engine is running remove the "twist-lock" cap and simply hold your hand over the oil fill hole and watch the vacuum gauge.

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