5.0 oil squirters removed in some 2012 and all 2013 models?
I read a couple different articles out there about Ford taking out the oil squirter hardware sometime in the 2012 production run and leaving them out. Ford originally put them in to spray the bottom of the non forged pistons in the 5.0. That was the reason they went with cheaper hypereutic pistons was that the oil squirters would keep them cooler. Now they all of a sudden don't need them? The motor may be fine stock without them but as soon as people start spinning them up hard into the higher rpm with a tune will we see some problems with it down the road? I know the boss has them deleted for windage issues at high rpms but they also put forged pistons in place of the standard ones. This would make me wary of putting a boss intake on a 2012 mid year or 2013 model GT and cranking the rpms up to 7500 where the boss intake comes on strong. I am glad I have them in mine. I even added the ford oil cooler that ford designed for them but skimped on and didn't install except for the boss cars. Oil cooling on these motors without forged pistons you would think would be vital.