From the company that is constantly churning out new products and new applications to help protect your engine and make it perform to its highest potential, comes another burst of brand-new equipment ranging from billet aluminum valve covers to oil pan baffles.
We caught up with Thor Schroeder from Moroso to get all the details on a bundle of new items for the automotive enthusiast. “Our new billet aluminum valve covers for the LS engines each start out as a blank weighing about 14 pounds, and when we’re done with all the milling it’s down to just a pound, so it’s sturdy and lightweight.” The LS valve covers are available in coil on cover version or in a remote coil version, and it also features a polished oil seal cap.
So many people like the chrome or black look, that the Moroso billet valve covers for the LS engines are also offered in those finishes, as well as polished. Moroso also is preparing to release valve covers for the new LT1 engine. These will also be available in polished or a black wrinkle finish, and it’s billet aluminum as well. Weight should be similar to that of the LS valve cover, it accepts factory style gaskets that you can find almost anywhere.
Moroso has also done very well with their air/oil separators for Mustangs and other domestic performance cars. They have now jumped into the Jeep game and are now offering the same product for Jeep Wranglers with the 3.8L V6 and the 3.6L V6. The Wrangler specific model has a large body and has a built-in drain at the bottom, so you don’t have to worry about unscrewing it. Moroso also offers a smaller one for the owner that wants a little cleaner look under the hood. These air/oil separators are also available for cars like the BMW M3 and 2015 Subaru WRX, .
According to Schroeder, “The air/oil separators help keep all the oil mist from going back into the engine’s intake system, and that helps keep octane rating of the gasoline stable. Oil mist in the air/fuel charge can make octane ratings go lower because oil has a lower flash point than the fuel and it’s diluting the fuel.” The separator has a stainless steel media filter, and since different engines have different blow by levels, Schroeder recommends that you check the filter every couple of fuel fill-ups and then make a judgment call about how your engine works and how often you should clean the filter.
Another new product just out from Moroso is the oil baffle kit for the Scion FRS. It’s a two-tier system so it keeps oil off the rotating assembly, which keeps the oil levels more steady, and keeps foaming down. They didn’t make a custom pan for it because with all the modifications people make to these cars, Moroso felt it was best to keep the system in a stock pan configuration.
Moroso now also offers a heavy duty oil pickup for the EJ20 series engines in the 2002 to 2005 Subaru WRX that runs a stock pan or one of its custom pans. Schroeder remarked that “The factory pickups can come apart after severe use, and with the Moroso pickup, you don’t have to worry about it under heavy duty track conditions. “The new oil pickup was tested on 800 hp Time Attack cars, is all TIG welded, and the mounting flange is double the thickness of the factory unit.
Moroso has a wide variety of cars, as well as Jeep Wranglers and Ford F-150 pickup trucks covered with these new performance products. For more information on these, and all the other great parts for cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks, check out the Moroso website.