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2000 3.2l Performance oil pump? How to increase pressure?

Was wandering if there is a oil pump thats a performance or increase in voume out there for the 3.2l. I see its the same oil pump from like 98-08 on the 3.2 and 3.5. Is there anyway you can increase the volume of flow on the normal pump?
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Well they made the 3.5 after '08. So did you look at the newer type of pump to see if it has more flow?
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Is there anyway you can increase the volume of flow on the normal pump?
To increase flow:
1) Modify (or replace) the pickup
2) Use an external oil filter adapter with a bigger filter or more filters or both

Not really a flow increase, but:
Add a hydraulic accumulator to insure that you always have oil pressure

The most radical setup I've actually had my hands on had a bigger external oil filter AND a hydraulic accumulator.
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so a bigger filter equals a higher flow rate? how so? i know the ford 4.0l filters are bigger and would work on our cars apparently...
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the idea behind the bigger filter is that it has more surface area to catch debris. As any filter does its job, debris will slowly plug the filter element and restrict the flow of oil. In most cases, oil filters are not going to become completely plugged but we replace them as a part of preventative maintenance. If you install a larger filter in place of the factory specified one, this will ensure that even as the filter becomes plugged, it will not create much (if any) restriction to the oil flow.

The (ST8A, PH8A, etc.) will fit the 3.2/3.5s no problem. People have made complaints about being able to get the filter past the subframe and other parts, but I have had no issues with it whatsoever

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I have also used the 8A filters mentioned above, no issues whatsoever. But, 2.7 owners will have issues with the filter hanging down too far.
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I use the PH8A filter, too - it's the same filter as the 318's and some 440's ...
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and the older 225's and assorted fords. i put one on after trying to remove the one on my lhs i just got and some numbnut tightened it too tight. the longer filter should make it easier to get a filter wrench on it next time.
i ended up driving a prybar through the other one to get it off.
we use hastings at work. 107 is the short filter, and a 115 is the longer.
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I'm sure there are a lot of cars that the PH8A fits - but I don't own any of them. I do have a 318 and a 440 ...
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so a bigger filter equals a higher flow rate? how so?
Elementary hydraulics. More filter area allows for more flow and a lower pressure drop.

The extra surface/volume for dirt is secondary. No one should be loading up with that much dirt even with extended change intervals. If you are worried about dirt, open your filter after your next oil change and report back what you find.

Oh, and since the price for the filter is usually the same, it's a no-brainer. (Except with the 2.7 because the bigger oil filter hangs so dangerously low.)
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