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    Which oil pump?

    Trying to choose between a LS6 oil pump $110 or a Melling High Volume Part #: 10296 for $140.

    This will be going in the LQ4 build.

    It will have:

    LQ4 block, stock crank
    LS2 pistons
    243 heads with the rockers having the Comp Cam Trunion Upgrade.
    LS6 intake & VCT
    LS2 timing chain

    Cam is yet to be determine, looking between the Tick Polluter stage 3, Vengeance VRX5 or 6, or Pat G custom grind



    So which pump would you go with?

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    Both are good. I used a ported LS6 on m Head/Cam/Intake LS1 and now have a Melling in my 427 LS3. Both did their jobs

    If you're going FI down the road, I would get the Melling so you have the extra oiling power for the turbo or supercharger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Both are good. I used a ported LS6 on m Head/Cam/Intake LS1 and now have a Melling in my 427 LS3. Both did their jobs

    If you're going FI down the road, I would get the Melling so you have the extra oiling power for the turbo or supercharger.



    Not any time soon but may do a 408 build later.

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    I would buy a Melling over the LS6 personally, not that there is anything wrong with the ported ls6. Especially with a stroker engine, you are going to want a higher volume pump. I bought a Melling and it is really nice. This is my order of preference Melling>ported ls6>stock.
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    ok, melling it is......I was already leaning towards it just wanted to know if the $40 difference was worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    ok, melling it is......I was already leaning towards it just wanted to know if the $40 difference was worth it.
    I would definitely say it is. I would order it from the WS6 store as well. It was cheaper with free shipping as well when I ordered mine.

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