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    Mystiiiiic wowww Quick96Mystic's Avatar
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    GT500 oil pan




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    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

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    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!

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    Cost and packaging. Also, because the car at best only pulls about a 1.0g in cornering there really is no need.
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    LOL, you had me seconds guessing the desire for a new one.
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    Those corvette guys love those dry sumps. In my opinion not necessary on the GT500.




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    Quote Originally Posted by 03reptile View Post
    Thank God it comes with free oil changes for the life of the car at my dealership. Nice perk for me!
    I wont ever go back to a dealership for an oil change, or any other service that can be done at home. Just too many stories of problems and issues. Why let some wrench who doesnt care about your ride work on it?

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    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 02:24 PM.

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