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Thread: GT500 oil pan
06-16-2012, 02:53 AM #1
GT500 oil pan
I had a question for you guys regarding the oil pan on the GT500. Is there any reason Ford didn't go with a dry sump system? Besides the fact that it would possibly require a 10+ qt oil change, how many of you would actually prefer a dry sump system?
I've noticed Ford pretty much hit the nail on the head with everything on the car and was just wondering why they decided to go with a wet sump.
Your input would be much appreciated because I want to see if anyone else was wondering the same thing
06-16-2012, 07:25 AM #2
I'm sure the main reason is: It's not necessary. And certainly it would add to the expense of the car, as well. The wet sump system they have now should be more than adequate. 10 quarts? Sounds like a Mercedes. I've got a 13 on order. Thank God it comes with free oil changes for the life of the car at my dealership. Nice perk for me!
06-16-2012, 08:27 AM #3
Cost and packaging. Also, because the car at best only pulls about a 1.0g in cornering there really is no need.2013 GT500 Coupe Deep Impact Blue/Black stripes w/Recaros
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06-16-2012, 12:15 PM #4
LOL, you had me seconds guessing the desire for a new one.2014 GT500
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06-16-2012, 03:04 PM #5
Those corvette guys love those dry sumps. In my opinion not necessary on the GT500.
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06-16-2012, 03:20 PM #6
06-16-2012, 03:22 PM #7
I would imagine it isn't exactly necessary either but considering Ford (correct me if im wrong on this) added extra cooling equipment and suspension options on the track/performance pack wouldn't it make sense to go dry sump for the hardcore track guys?
i suppose it would be overkill, but i figure if something's worth doing it's worth overdoing
Last edited by Quick96Mystic; 06-16-2012 at 03:24 PM.