Dry Sump Advantages/Disadvantages?

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Dry Sump Advantages/Disadvantages?

Post  bronco911 on August 17th 2014, 7:52 pm

Have an opportunity to go this route right now, but what are the gains? What are the pitfalls? How big of a system is right for a BBF?

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Re: Dry Sump Advantages/Disadvantages?

Post  Lem Evans on August 17th 2014, 8:29 pm

bronco911 wrote:Have an opportunity to go this route right now, but what are the gains? What are the pitfalls? How big of a system is right for a BBF?

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The only 'pitfall' is price...everything else is a gain.

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Post  bronco911 on August 17th 2014, 9:52 pm

Power wise, what would you gain? What size system will work? The unit I can get fairly cheap is off a roundy round, small block. I know nothing about them
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Re: Dry Sump Advantages/Disadvantages?

Post  Wheelie58 on August 21st 2014, 7:39 am

Typically, a bigger engine will benefit from a larger pressure section of the pump than a small block.
For example, Moroso uses a .875" wide pump section and 1.1" wide scavenge pump section for the run of the mill pump. For a Big Ford, they recommend a 1.1" pressure section.
Take a look at the brand of pump and call their tech people for advise.
In my opinion, durability is the biggest benefit. Pan design can be optimized for power gain. How much depends on how good the current pan is.
Plan on spending $700-$900 on a good oil pan.
Plumbing is a big expense with lots of fittings, hose and filter hardware.
There are lots of hard running BBFs out there with well designed wet sump systems.
Just some things to consider...
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Post  windsor on August 21st 2014, 11:57 am

I've always heard cost and packaging are the biggest "pitfalls"
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Post  Curt on August 21st 2014, 4:33 pm

Packaging can certainly be a concern.

I think it's advantages in oil control is worth every penny.


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Post  cool40 on August 21st 2014, 9:39 pm

cost is not that bad if you shop around a little.its real good insurance IMO when it comes to oiling.my #1 reason was dropping psi at the end of a pass when i had a wet sump. now i have at least 70psi all the time!  Very Happy i bought the pan,nice moroso tank,and damn near new stock car products 3 stage pump from a guy on the other site for $900 i think it was.i had it all up and running for around $1500.
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