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Old 01-14-2019, 04:48 PM
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I finally have an install date set on my GT intake cams, which I've had on the shelf for about a year and a half! I'm going to have the shop install opg's while they're in there. Is there a certain brand that is known to be better, or are any billet opg's good to go? Thanks in advance. Oh yeah 2013 5.0 f150
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We offer high quality Powerstorm oil pump gears for a long list of different applications including 3.5L Ecoboost, 4.6L / 5.4L, 5.0L, and 6.2L Ford engines to name a few popular ones. Our oil pump gears are made from Chromemoly billet steel, US made, heat treated, and the hardness is also verified using the Rockwell scale to ensure the best results possible. Oil pumps on the Ford modular engines are mounted on the front of the block and driven directly by the crankshaft. This design is OK but it does subject the oil pump to all the harmonics that crankshaft sees. The stock oil pumps use weak powdered metal gears in them and they tend to fracture and break when subject to harmonics. Broken oil pump gears will cause a loss in oil pressure and when you lose oil pressure serve engine damage can occur. This failure is most commonly seen when superchargers are added to these engines but can also happen due to detonation from bad fuel or a incorrect tune as well. The gears are available on their own for the Mustang 5.0L, but on your F-150 we would have to set you up with a loaded oil pump with the gears already installed since the F-150 and Mustangs are different. We would highly recommend you replace the oil pump and gears at the same time anyways since we do not suggest to put new gears in a worn pump.

Here is a link to the Powerstorm loaded pump which consists of a brand new Ford OEM oil pump with Powerstorm billet steel gears installed into them by our highly trained technicians.
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Originally Posted by Livernois Motorsports
We offer high quality Powerstorm oil pump gears for a long list of different applications including 3.5L Ecoboost, 4.6L / 5.4L, 5.0L, and 6.2L Ford engines to name a few popular ones. Our oil pump gears are made from Chromemoly billet steel, US made, heat treated, and the hardness is also verified using the Rockwell scale to ensure the best results possible. Oil pumps on the Ford modular engines are mounted on the front of the block and driven directly by the crankshaft. This design is OK but it does subject the oil pump to all the harmonics that crankshaft sees. The stock oil pumps use weak powdered metal gears in them and they tend to fracture and break when subject to harmonics. Broken oil pump gears will cause a loss in oil pressure and when you lose oil pressure serve engine damage can occur. This failure is most commonly seen when superchargers are added to these engines but can also happen due to detonation from bad fuel or a incorrect tune as well. The gears are available on their own for the Mustang 5.0L, but on your F-150 we would have to set you up with a loaded oil pump with the gears already installed since the F-150 and Mustangs are different. We would highly recommend you replace the oil pump and gears at the same time anyways since we do not suggest to put new gears in a worn pump.

Here is a link to the Powerstorm loaded pump which consists of a brand new Ford OEM oil pump with Powerstorm billet steel gears installed into them by our highly trained technicians.
Can I ask what is different about the setups with the mustang oil pump vs the f150 that doesn't allow the gears to be swapped out without changing out the entire pump?
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IIRC the Mustang gearset is .05 thicker than the F-150 gearset. .550 vs .500 so the Mustang gears won't fit the F-150 housing.
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Originally Posted by Syclone383
IIRC the Mustang gearset is .05 thicker than the F-150 gearset. .550 vs .500 so the Mustang gears won't fit the F-150 housing.
I was reading that the housing was the same besides on the gt350...??? Hmmm I hate the internet.
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Call MMR...lots of F150 guys have used their gears. Hell you can watch Dorian’s video where they swap them into his truck.


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Im running triangle speed oil pump gears
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Originally Posted by UNBROKEN
Call MMR...lots of F150 guys have used their gears. Hell you can watch Dorian’s video where they swap them into his truck.

This is from MMR's site. (Mine is a 2013)
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Originally Posted by One Slow 5.0
Im running triangle speed oil pump gears
What year truck?
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Originally Posted by blue5.0 View Post
I was reading that the housing was the same besides on the gt350...??? Hmmm I hate the internet.
2011-2014 the 5.0 F150 gears were thinner. 2015-2017 the F150 gears are the same thickness as the mustang. 2018+ the F150 gears are again thinner.

itís confusing, but your 2013 truck needs the F150 specific gears.

Check out boundry engineering, they make lots of different oil pump gears for many applications and they are $200....so a good deal. Otherwise MMR is a good bet.
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