I bought my blocks from Western Motor Sports in Canada. Livernoise also makes some. You give up some high end power and gain some low end power with a tune. You can get a great tune from Western Motorsports and a CARB compliant tune from Livernoise. I am having a local shop tune for me.I’m curious about the phaser delete.
Who makes it?
Do you give up the high end, or low end, power?
Do you need a tune so that the engine runs correctly (no codes, etc.) without the phasing?
With a phaser delete do I really need to worry about the galleys between the cam journal and phasers? The phaser should just be a solid sprocket now with no movement.3V was introduced with the new body style in 2004. If you had the more curved body style that ran from 97-03, it was a 2V.
I haven't heard many people complaining about the 2V motors, other than, they're not very powerful in stock form compared to the GMs of the time period.
 btw if you want an oil recommendation, full syn no matter what. 0/5/10w30 depending on your climate. The oil passages between the cam journal, the VCT solenoids and the phasers are very small and easily plugged.
Wix the holy grail? I think you mean fram ultra. But the motor craft filters are 93.7% efficient at 20um which is pretty decent for the price although a fram extra guard can do 95.7% at 20um but you do get the metal end caps and oem feel which makes people feel better.Why the motorcraft filters? I thought WIX was the holy grail...
Motorcraft? How holey art thou ?Wix the holy grail? I think you mean fram ultra. But the motor craft filters are 93.7% efficient at 20um which is pretty decent for the price although a fram extra guard can do 95.7% at 20um but you do get the metal end caps and oem feel which makes people feel better.
That's because you and Nyati have taken care of yours. Congrats!The wife's Expedition just rolled over 220K and for most of its life had a steady diet of Chevron and Havoline 5w20 or 5w30 every 5k. I switched to synthetic oils after I heard about the cam phaser and valve train issues, but it still is quiet. So far it's been a peach.
Thank you SOOO much for substantiating your answer! Now let me see if I understand.