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Oil pump i need to install an oil pump and i need to know if i need any othe parts or gaskets or anything to install it?

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  • k_a_n_d_i99 Aug 26, 2008

    ok well see the problem is i am about to shoot a rod in my engine so i am replacing the rod bearings and getting a new oil pan gasket and i was told to put a new oil pump on it too.... is that right....?

  • k_a_n_d_i99 Aug 26, 2008

    i just had the timing done like two days ago and the man who did that said it sounded like i was about to shoot a rod in my engine and we caeck and he was right..... so my timing is good but now i have to put in the rod bearings and oil pan gasket and he told me to put a new oil pump on for good measure... i know he is right he has had the same problem before but now i'm wondering how much work it is.....

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You're going to need gaskets for sure, but you're going to be better off spending a lot more on parts as well. To access the oil pump, you have to disassemble a LOT of the engine, as it's driven off the crankshaft and is behind the timing belt sprocket on the crank, which is behind your main belt pulley at the bottom center of the engine. All of that (including the timing belt) must be removed to change the oil pump. You are better off buying the timing belt service components (timing belt, accessory belt(s), timing tensioner, water pump, thermostat) and installing them at the same time to save yourself from paying the labor to duplicate the effort later on - it's all coming apart anyway, so you may as well install new gear now and not have to worry about it in the future.

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    Jeremy Dellow Aug 26, 2008

    I would do that - if you're on the verge of throwing a rod, you may have metal shavings in the oil, which would be pulled into the pump. Going through that much work and expense, you should definitely invest in an oil pump.

    Now, since you're dismantling the engine, you may be able to remove the pump from inside the engine without taking everything apart as I was describing, but that is not definite - you really won't know until you either get in there or speak with a service tech at a dealership - someone who has changed this pump before. All the same, if you're putting internals into the engine, I'd do the timing service anyhow rather than risk your brand new reciprocating assembly with a timing system that may be worn out.


  • Jeremy Dellow
    Jeremy Dellow Aug 26, 2008

    Honestly I can't tell you that - most engines that I've worked on, you'd have to pull the timing assembly to get the pump out, but then I've never gone inside the engine to try removing it that way during an overhaul of the rods. The guy that did the work would be a better bet to answer that one. Regardless, you're doing the right thing by changing it out, so if you have to do more disassembly then it kind of stinks, but what can you do?

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