So I just finished reading a thread that was started back in February about oil aeration and the aftermarket high performance pumps effect on oil aeration.
Since I'm new here I don't know everyone's names, but almost all the major vendors had input to one degree or another. The tread became quite the heated debate. I don't want to start that all over again. Plzs
Coming from a different venue where aeration isn't so critical and having had the ability to watch the oil in a crankcase under high RPM......I was surprised that only one person figured out that oil control in the oil pan might be of concern. A Dry sump system was mentioned as a possible improvement to aid in the reduction of the engine's aeration issues. Of course cost hindered all prospect of producing such a kit for the market place as most couldn't afford the system.
My question is why hasn't someone come up with a cheap or affordable, windage tray?
There is a boatload of oil in the pan and launching a truck throws all the oil back and up into the spinning crank. I'm thinking whipped cream in there!
I'm not saying that this is a cure all, but a windage tray has to help in keeping the oil off of the spinning crank as well as reducing parasitic loss, and would seem like a fairly easy product to produce cost wise.
Now I've never had the pan off of a 7.3 so I can't say that I know totally what I'm talking about, but I have seen 20-50w whipped into whip cream at 10,000 rpm and then to settle back down to a non-aerated state in a matter of seconds all while observing this through a clear sight glass in the crankcase. So if one could keep or minimise the oils exposure to the crank it could only be a good thing...right?
2001 F350 7.3 SD EC LB 4X4 Handshaker, Water/Meth Injection, GQSSB W/Carson Stauffer mount, Swamps 250/200 injectors, TE Duals, Fuelab/Sump, Spearco, FS 2500, Fluid Dampner, ARP head/Main studs, Sinister R/R, Detroit locker out back, etc.