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#1 30 ounce

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 12:42 PM

Adlusting my valves today I noticed the spray bar was missing the piece that oils #6 valves. There doesn't seem to be any damage but where could it have gone? Could it possibly fit down the rear oil return? Does anyone know where I can get a new one?

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 12:50 PM

If you can't find it, it's in your oil pan. That's where I found mine once...

Don't know if new ones are available. I'm guessing you have the earlier oil bar, which is more prone to breakage. Find a used later spray bar and you'll be fine.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 04:25 PM

Quixotically you can look for it, but accept the fact that it didn't disintegrate, it went down that back oil drain!
No biggie, save for the damage possibly done to the cam lobe.

They're cheap enough new...or you can buy the anodized billet ones now available.
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 04:47 PM

Tony, what anodized billet ones??

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:38 PM

Tony said Quixotically! :lol:

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 09:28 PM

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:13 AM

I checked with Nissan this morning and they say that the cam oiler is NLA. Does anyone have a source for these?

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:25 AM

Stock, or Anodized Billet?
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:29 AM

Larry Hassler and Chris Cox are selling billet aluminum spray bars for L4 and L6 engines. Larry can be reached at 626-358-2885
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:35 AM

SEE SEE SEE! It's not a secret, somebody else knows about it!

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Stock Bars are in Japan, you have to find either a stocking dealership or the right parts counter guy to order them. The amount of stuff that Nissan USA chose to write off the books, and subsequently 'OBSOLETE' (and subsequently register as 'NLA' when checked on their regional system) is sickening. The stuff I've been told is NLA amazingly is still something many enthusiasts in Japan can get any day of the week through their local dealer! :angry:
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 08:27 AM

John, Larry's # doesn't work. Do you have any other contact info for him? Thanks.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:17 AM

Try 626-485-1556
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 01:12 PM

John (& Tony), thanks for the info! Larry is sending the new spray bar out. Great guy to talk to. Got a ton of info from him.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 12:45 PM

I thought I'd post some pics of the spray bar as I couldn't find any when I searched.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:18 PM

Looks good! What sort of advantages is it supposed to have over the stock piece (besides not winding up in the oil pan). What did it end up running you?
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 02:34 PM

Looks good! What sort of advantages is it supposed to have over the stock piece (besides not winding up in the oil pan). What did it end up running you?

The stock spray bar is flimsy (at least mine was). The tubes are press fitted in and wobble around in their fittings. Larry told me that it is common for the ends to pop off if you track the car and are constantly around 7000 rpm's...which I do (and did). This will never have that happen because it's a single billet. Performance advantage? None. Piece of mind...priceless. It was $150.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:15 AM

While not technically a performanc advantage, the gun drilled oil passage is open at both ends to allow for cleaning during freshening.
Also, experimenters can affix real spray nozzles to the bar relatively easily...so you have say, a 15degree spray directed across the face of your lobe and not just a hosing pointed there.
For the guy with the dribbling bar you could also fix small tubes to direct the oil RIGHT where you want it to go...

Mine is Blue...
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:37 AM

Blue is faster.
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:15 PM

This was my knowledge as well. Glad to have an expert confirm it on the interwebs.

Now I can go elsewhere and post authoritatively on this subject.
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 04:31 PM

Nice part. I would have never thought someone was making those. Learned something new, again.




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