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Old 06-12-2020, 12:13 AM   #1
chris the man
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Hi all. Recently had a fresh motor build done.

I did not know or think to ask for an upgraded oil pickup.

I have spoken to 2 separate shops that say they focus more on bearing issues before they do oil pickups as they do not see fault caused by pickups as much as they do other discrepancies before hand.

This is my 3rd Subaru, the other two I put over 30k miles on each and never upgraded as well.

Do I have any other built motor, higher HP builds in here that are on the stock pickup?

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Old 06-12-2020, 12:17 AM   #2
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i would think it would be cheap insurance to put it in when the pan is already out
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Old 06-12-2020, 12:23 AM   #3
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i would think it would be cheap insurance to put it in when the pan is already out


For sure. I would hate to yank my new pan with a fresh gasket for this ordeal.
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Old 06-12-2020, 07:26 AM   #4
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Just upgrade to the Killer B oil pick up and trey kit.
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Old 06-12-2020, 08:13 AM   #5
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If you had a fresh motor build done i assume you're already into it thousands of dollars so why not spend the extra bit on the first oil change and swap it out for extra insurance.
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Old 06-25-2020, 08:56 AM   #6
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I have a 4EAT and 30k on an IAG stage 1 shortblock. When I installed it I bought a new OEM pickup. My thinking is that my engine coupled with the auto transmission sees less shock than one with a manual transmission so the chances of failure are not as high. No issues yet. With a manual tranny I probably would have went with a killerb pickup.
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Old 06-25-2020, 09:13 AM   #7
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Have no idea what shops you are talking to but for less than $200 you can get a KillerB oil pan pick-up. Cheap insurance because if the OEM pick-up fails, you just lost your motor. How much did you say you spent on this new motor?

There is a long thread on oil pan pick-up failures. This is not a new issue.
Ditch what the shops are telling you.

Now, while it doesn't mean the OEM pick-up will fail today or tomorrow, or even at all, there is a proven track record of OEM oil pan pick-up failures.

Which side of the failure rate do you want to be on?
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Old 06-25-2020, 09:13 AM   #8
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Like other folks have said...

Cheap insurance!

When I pulled my motor apart the first time, I saw the dodgy welds on the pickup tube. It's pretty well known that Subaru's have some oiling issues at higher power levels, so a $100 pickup tube just makes sense. I've used the Moroso pickup and Killer B pickup in my engine builds. I didn't notice any significant differences between the two, but I liked the Killer B a bit better.
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