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Old 04-09-2010, 10:21 PM   #51
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for those that have already removed the oil pan to install the new pick up tube. is there a oil pan gasket to replace? or do you use the Three Bond 1215 that the service manual says? I am almost certain the manual is correct but I just found it odd that there was no gasket to replace.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:43 PM   #52
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That's correct. Use a liquid gasket product. ThreeBond, HondaBond, Permatex, Fujibond are all products that are known to perform well.
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:06 AM   #53
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Glad i got one of your pick ups at a group buy. Will be installing it in the next 2 weeks. Will show pics of my OEM one that has 75,xxx miles on it.
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:13 AM   #54
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Glad i got one of your pick ups at a group buy. Will be installing it in the next 2 weeks. Will show pics of my OEM one that has 75,xxx miles on it.
Great, thanks!
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:53 PM   #55
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i received your pick up and installed it on my car KillerB. excellent construction quality and nice welds. looks like i caught mine it time. thanks for a good product. if you look at the photos it looks like a hair line crack was starting to form. 42,000 mi 25 some odd individual auto-x runs.

http://s289.photobucket.com/albums/ll239/mike9807/car/
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:38 AM   #56
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Good pics, you mind if I take a few to add to my ALBUM OF DOOM? Tough to say without having the part in my hands and with a strong eyeloop or microscope, but there appears to be a suspicious area.
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:25 PM   #57
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yeah i don't mind at all if you want to originals e-mail to you let me know, shot with a canon powershot sd750, pics aren't that great but some detail is present.
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:59 PM   #58
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Just replaced mine today. Thanks KillerB. I got lucky on this one!

2006 sti with 80,000 miles.
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:34 PM   #59
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:36 PM   #60
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great product. We used 3 of them on our current Subaru Installs. Part looks great and alot of peace of mind. Very much worth it when doing a build.
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:21 PM   #61
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Thanks for the kind words!
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:05 PM   #62
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Made a pickup video...
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:52 PM   #63
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Yikes, this thread has convinced me to use a killer b pickup when I do my rebuild...
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:02 PM   #64
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MORE PICTURES ADDED!

And over 1,000 of our pickup units sold with not one single problem or return
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:18 PM   #65
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So here's another good reason to ditch the OEM oil pickup...

So I recently performed an install on a neighbor's 08 STi and I finally took some better pictures of the horrible factory pinch bend. While I've never performed flow tests, it seems pretty obvious that our part will have better flow performance compared to the OEM piece.


Here's a picture of the pinch bend (after I cut it). It tough to judge from the picture.




Here it is in cross section. Definitly not a nice smooth mandrel bend! Not only is the tubing squished you can see that it's necked down too



The inside diameter of out tube is slightly larger than OEM, but what you really notice here is the MUCH larger outside diameter. Notice how much closer our tube comes to the edge of the flange. Yes our flange is exactly the same as OEM except it is machined from solid steel, not stamped.




Another question regarding flow is with the screen and opening at the bottom. We use screen that is identical to OEM to maintain the same filtering properties. The screen area is larger which means there is more open area (total area of all the openings in the screen) for the oil to go through the screen. Lastly, to answer the "why is the bottom shaped so funny?" questions. That is to make sure if you ever smack your pan against something you don't EVER cut off oil flow. Flat bottom oil pickup = bad. That's the reason why the OEM one has dimples! Oh and the opneing on the bottom is larger than OEM too


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Old 10-05-2010, 01:21 PM   #66
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just got mine in the mail today and will attempt to install it this week. if anyone has any tips/tricks to installing this pm me please
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:29 PM   #67
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Thanks for the order! A few members have done install write-ups with pics and shortcuts. We have the "official" factory instruction on our website. If you find you're stuck on something, or have some questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call.
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:37 AM   #68
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We get asked from time-to-time...

Our Ultimate Oil pickup includes a new O-Ring for positive sealing and the factory bolts can be re-used (torqued to spec please).
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:43 PM   #69
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Broken OEM pickup = No oil flow = bad

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Old 01-11-2011, 07:23 PM   #70
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So here's another good reason to ditch the OEM oil pickup...

So I recently performed an install on a neighbor's 08 STi and I finally took some better pictures of the horrible factory pinch bend. While I've never performed flow tests, it seems pretty obvious that our part will have better flow performance compared to the OEM piece.


Here's a picture of the pinch bend (after I cut it). It tough to judge from the picture.




Here it is in cross section. Definitly not a nice smooth mandrel bend! Not only is the tubing squished you can see that it's necked down too



The inside diameter of out tube is slightly larger than OEM, but what you really notice here is the MUCH larger outside diameter. Notice how much closer our tube comes to the edge of the flange. Yes our flange is exactly the same as OEM except it is machined from solid steel, not stamped.




Another question regarding flow is with the screen and opening at the bottom. We use screen that is identical to OEM to maintain the same filtering properties. The screen area is larger which means there is more open area (total area of all the openings in the screen) for the oil to go through the screen. Lastly, to answer the "why is the bottom shaped so funny?" questions. That is to make sure if you ever smack your pan against something you don't EVER cut off oil flow. Flat bottom oil pickup = bad. That's the reason why the OEM one has dimples! Oh and the opneing on the bottom is larger than OEM too

Have been fielding questions lately about comparisons to OEM, etc and have added NEW PICTURES TO THE BROKEN OEM OIL PICKUP ALBUM
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:39 PM   #71
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KillerB in Post #62 you guys introduced a EJ20 Oil Pickup. Do you guys still make that Oil Pickup?
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:11 PM   #72
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We make the EJ20 pickups to order. We recommend andyone with an EJ20 that does any kind of performance driving to up grade to a 2004+ STi oil pan, or 2006+ Impreza, Forester or Legacy oil pan. They are more performance oriented and less likely to oil starve under high cornering forces.

95% of the time the EJ 20 "rugedized" pickup is sold to customers running a Cosworth or Arc oil pan that must use the OEM pickup.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:29 AM   #73
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More pics added...

These cracks caused the "oil light flicker/on" at idle. We still see far more catastrophic failures with no oil light warning. Catching a crack on 2006-2011 cars is more common than the older gererations, but still a rare occurance.





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Old 02-26-2011, 09:27 AM   #74
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:35 PM   #75
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Been getting some PMs lately, so just an FYI that this problem has been happening since the first EJ motors going back to 1993 (from what we've found) and even thought there have been changes to the pickups through model changes the failures still occur. The most recent design is used in all WRX & STi models from 2006 to 2011. We have our ultimate pickups installed in every model year from 1994 to 2010 so far.
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