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Old 09-05-2015, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default Advanced Engine Dynamix Review (dead oil pump content)

At the start of last month, i picked my car up from Advanced Engine Dynamix thinking everything was good. The car felt good but not great but whatever, thats beside the point.

Fast forward to the very next night and i go to leave for a meet on whatever monday that was and i look down at my oil pressure gauge (aftermarket not the dummy gauge) and it reads 0 pounds of pressure and my HLA's are ticking like never before.

Now keep in mind, i just assume my oil pump took a **** due to the turbo putting extra wear on it (130,000 mile motor btw). Wrong.

Advanced Engine Dynamix decided to drill and tap the oil pan for the turbo oil return line while it was still on the car. I've read of this being done with many people before but i guess theres a proper way to do this to ensure no metal shavings enter the motor. (A proper way to do something wrong i mean)

That of course, was not done. So i end upon tear down, i find metal shavings on the pickup tube and in the oil pump with the releif valve stuck open. None of my bearings were gone or otherwise excessively worn and nothing else was wrong with the motor besides the oil pump releif valve being seized on the bore due to the metal shavings in and around it.

Below are pictures of what i found. There is absolutely no other place the metal shavings couldve come from. Also this motor had good compression and fantastic oil pressure prior to this being done. My oil pressure would be steady at idle around 30-35 psi.

Irrelevant but there was also a bunch of metal shavings on my steering rack. Not detrimentile in any way, just sloppy.

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