- Jan 13, 2019
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In all seriousness you’ve addressed the things that give me concern on the 2.9, including the dead-end hydraulic lifters. It looks like a cool engine, and should be plenty strong!Already was running a melling 328 high volume oil pump, and have an electric scavenge pump on hand to go between the return side of the turbo and oil cooler. Pump sits at lowest point of oil system, and I have the wiring done to the megasquirt to run it before the engine cranks. So in KOEO, you'll be able to prime the oil system every time the engine is started.
New cam bearings are modified with a bypass oil passage in them, in the event a cam bearing decides to spin
Oil passages were chamfered to Pruett spec, and free floating rockers should help move a lot more oil across the top end.
Lifter choice was for FE block APUs to diminish potential lifter failure due to oil starvation... Which, I don't think I'll have an issue with.
Damn near dry sumped the thing, but couldn't track down a Benz to rob the dry sump system out of.