Which Oil Mod To Do?
[ Honda-v4.com update dec 25, '04 ]
Also, in my opinion all other kits I have seen use feed lines that are too large in diameter and this is the main contributing factor to lower-end oil pressure drop. The line sizes chosen have to do with what is available off-the-shelf instead of what works the best. I use special made fittings and banjo ends that are sized and flow metered to acheive the proper and best results.
Fact: Any kit that uses any part of the stock oil line
will eventually cause a cam failure. The stock metal line does not have a
recessed groove in the banjo, and the stock triangle shanked bolt blocks oil
flow unless you machine it round (aka the 15-minute mod). Kits that use a large
#4 size hose can cause too much oil diversion from the mains and cause oil light
flicker at idle, especially if the oil pump is worn and not pumping full
strength. This is really a factor on the V45 engines which have 20% less pump
volume than the V65.
I am currently backordered on adapter style oil mod kits, and have spent the last 60+ days working with US machine shops to make the adapters. There are proprietary concerns as well as price and quality. This whole MD disappearing act left me in a lurch, and he owes me about $700.00 to boot. Mark was my distributor in Canada for brake hose kits and we were jointly producing the adapter style oil mod. Critical pieces of the kit were being made in Canada (for price) under his direction, so my supply ended when he disappeared. Live and learn, never again will I ever let something out of my control. I am working on this project, the relocation to AZ, and the completion of the remaining engine jobs that must be done before the move. And yes, the move has been delayed again.