Oil pressure increased by 25% at 6000 rpm over stock, 45% at 3000 rpm over stock.
DETROIT, Mich. – May 14, 2019 – Katech announced it has released a new and revolutionary oil pump for the General Motors Gen 5 LT engine platform.
The LT dry sump oil pump has had issues with low oil pressure in high output applications. Katech saw this as a concern for its motorsports and aftermarket customers, and pursued a solution.
Katech began with undisclosed modifications to the oil pump’s pressure circuit, which was validated to increase oil pressure by 25% over stock at 6000 rpm, and 45% over stock at 3000 rpm.
The improvement in oil flow required faster evacuation of the oil from the oil pan. Katech’s solution is a proprietary billet 4140 steel gear that replaces the powered metal factory gear. Katech modified the gear lobe geometry and increased the overall height to improve the flow of oil from the pan by nearly 54% over the stock gear.
“If you are racing, or have a high-output LT engine, this would be the oil pump to have,” said Eric Suits, lead engineer on the pump redesign. “It will give you peace of mind that your bearings, crank, rods, pistons, and lifters are getting well oiled at adequate pressure. Obviously the number one thing to keep a healthy engine is oil pressure.”
The Katech LT Oil Pump joins a growing list of new or improved products for the LT engine, including a 103mm throttle body, the Katech Xtreme-DI Fuel System, CNC-ported cylinder heads, cast aluminum valve covers, a high-temperature thermostat, and more.
“(These are) the kind of product you can expect from Katech,” said Suits. “We are constantly engineering innovations for the market.”
All Katech LT engine products are available at katechengines.com.
Katech is a leading provider of high-performance engines and components for professional motorsports programs worldwide. The company takes what it learns on the track to also provide performance engines, components, and vehicle packages for the automotive aftermarket. Katech also delivers highly machined engine and vehicle components and other products to corporate customers. Over the past 40 years, Katech has built a reputation for extreme performance, exceptional durability, and outstanding quality. Learn more at 866-KATECH1. Follow Katech at Facebook: KatechPerformance; Instagram: Katech_Inc; Twitter: KatechInc; and YouTube: KatechPerformance.