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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:57 am    Post subject: Pushrod tubes German vs. aftermarket ones Reply with quote

Any big difference in quality in German pushrod tubes compared to the cheaper aftermarket ones? Is the metal thicker/stronger? Any other reasons to use German ones over the aftermarket ones? thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite for mild/stock builds is just the stainless windage empi tubes. They look nice and work great. I polish them before the install... Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would always pick German first unless it didn't fit the situation. Meaning if you needed "Windage tubes", Wide mouth tubes for Hight Lift or drive in salt and buy stainless to avoid rusting.
Always use original seals.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the last 5 builds (haven't leaked a drop ) I have had good luck with Stainless tubes and empi silicone seals, as well as wolfsburg west silicone sump plate seals.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And don't polish them, flat black in a thin coating Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I didn't know you could even get german tubes..
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

baked beetle wrote:
On the last 5 builds (haven't leaked a drop ) I have had good luck with Stainless tubes and empi silicone seals, as well as wolfsburg west silicone sump plate seals.


empi silicone seals rock! gonna have to try the silicone sump plate seal.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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baked beetle wrote:
On the last 5 builds (haven't leaked a drop ) I have had good luck with Stainless tubes and empi silicone seals, as well as wolfsburg west silicone sump plate seals.


empi silicone seals rock! gonna have to try the silicone sump plate seal.


The white silicon seals hold up for replacing the heads too. I don't know how many rebuilds they can be used though.

As for tubes, they're all pretty much equal I would think. It's a really simple part, hard to get wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:21 pm    Post subject: seals Reply with quote

Ditto. The transparent "whitish" EMPI silicone pushrod seals are the best I've ever come across. Maybe they're working on their quality control Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does any body make fined aluminum PR tubes?
That way they would act as mini oil coolers.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ss empi tubes are my preference as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

baked beetle wrote:
On the last 5 builds (haven't leaked a drop ) I have had good luck with Stainless tubes and empi silicone seals, as well as wolfsburg west silicone sump plate seals.


Yep, it's the only place I haven't had a leak from.....SS windage tubes and silicone seals

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

earthquake wrote:
Does any body make fined aluminum PR tubes?
That way they would act as mini oil coolers.

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Why not just run hard lines to a remote oil filter and then put fins on them Rolling Eyes ?

I think the whole "let's put fins on it to dissipate heat" thing gets taken a little too far sometimes.

Oh and I've also not had any leaks from my EMPI windage tubes and seals.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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earthquake wrote:
Does any body make fined aluminum PR tubes?
That way they would act as mini oil coolers.

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Why not just run hard lines to a remote oil filter and then put fins on them Rolling Eyes ?

I think the whole "let's put fins on it to dissipate heat" thing gets taken a little too far sometimes.

Oh and I've also not had any leaks from my EMPI windage tubes and seals.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Casey, I thought you'd be trying to minimise drag on the parts on your car????? Fins are just going to increase turbulence under the motor and slow you down Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Does any body make fined aluminum PR tubes?
That way they would act as mini oil coolers.

I think they would act as maxi heat soakers since they're right in the path of the shroud's exhaust.
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