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Old 01-19-2010, 10:58 PM   #1
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Has anyone had a problem with stravation?

I was just wondering if anyone every had a problem with oil stravation on steep hill climbs? I know people bring this up but I haven't seen much about it on wranglers. I love climbing steep things and didn't know if I would have to upgrade the oil system.

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I don't see why it would be a problem...the oil system is under pressure so it's not like the oil relies on gravity to flow.

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Old 01-20-2010, 10:35 PM   #3
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I don't see why it would be a problem...the oil system is under pressure so it's not like the oil relies on gravity to flow.
Well just like when I used to ride motorcycles. When your in a tall wheelie for a long distance the oil was shifted and the pump doesn't get as much as it should. I actually seen one of my friends lock up a r6 this way. Also one of my friends went to the badlands with his budies and his friend locked up a
s10 blazer motor on a hill. Don't know the specifics of what happend but they blamed oil starvation.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:22 AM   #4
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Under acceleration, or when on an unusual angle, the oil can move away from the oil pump intake. And that is bad!
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I climb, no problems with engine oil starvation but my auto tranny oil/fluid on the other hand...

I would be up mid-hill and my Jeep suddenly felt like some shifted it into neutral. I lost all forward momentum and started to roll backwards - very scary experience when this happened to me for the first time .

Immediately after that run, I ordered a deep tranny pan from Summit and haven't had any starvation issues to date. Another positive from the Mopar deep pan, is that it is equipped with a drain plug - which makes fluid exchanges neater and more convenient .
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:57 AM   #6
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:48 PM   #7
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ive never really heard starvation on the 4.0 climbing a hill, the oil sump is towards the rear, i would be more worried on a steep descent.

and yes, your oiling system works off of gravity, the oil pumps job is to suck it out of the pan, through the filter, the though all the oil ports on a motor (crank, up to the lifters, rockers, valves, camshaft) and the gravity pulls it back down into the oil pan.

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