Killer B Oil pickup. Keeping internal oil leaks to a minimum.
Hey!... Welcome to #modmonday! Tpday will we be discussing the #killerb_motorsport oil pickup for ej25s. I have had this installed on the STi for over the last 4 years and haven't had a worry in my mind about it since then.
The Killer B ultimate oil pickup tube is indeed that. It replaces the paltry factory unit with big beautiful welds on this amazing piece of aluminum. Using .12" thick bracket which is 3 times the thickness of the O.e unit.
Now why may you need this you may ask? Well, the factory Subaru unit has a very sad brazed joint that ties the base and neck of the tube together. Which is very well known for cracking and allowing oil to spray out of this crack. Which in turn can run the engine bearings dry and cause major engine damage.
After meeting up with a couple Subaru owners at the drag strip and talking mods one of the guys mentioned his oil pickup tube had cracked on his hawkeye and caused catastrophic engine failure. He was only at 60k miles when it occurred and this prompted me to quickly act before this unfortunate issue befell my own engine.
As seen in the image above this can be accomplished without lifted the motor out. With the right setup of tools you can easily replace your own and never think about it again.
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