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Old 02-11-2005, 23:19   #1 (permalink)
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Oil pump questions

Hi,

I removed my oil pump to install the little clip that stops it falling out when the dissy is removed (see my other thread "I found this in my sump").

So today I went all over town looking for a replacement gasket that goes between the oil pump and the block. But no-one lists it as a spare part. They suggested that I would need to buy a full gasket set to get that one little gasket. Is this true?

Also my book said that if the drive shaft looks worn I should invest in a new one. And of course mine is. But if the driveshaft is worn wouldn't the pump hex be worn as well? I couldn't really see using a torch. I got a quote for a normal and a high volume pump. Both no-name brands. Which is better? My engine is pretty stock.

Also does a new oil pump come with a new block to pump gasket?
And does a new oil pump driveshaft come with the little "anti-falling-out" clip?
And chould I go for a brand name pump?

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Hi,

I removed my oil pump to install the little clip that stops it falling out when the dissy is removed (see my other thread "I found this in my sump").

So today I went all over town looking for a replacement gasket that goes between the oil pump and the block. But no-one lists it as a spare part. They suggested that I would need to buy a full gasket set to get that one little gasket. Is this true?

Also my book said that if the drive shaft looks worn I should invest in a new one. And of course mine is. But if the driveshaft is worn wouldn't the pump hex be worn as well? I couldn't really see using a torch. I got a quote for a normal and a high volume pump. Both no-name brands. Which is better? My engine is pretty stock.

Also does a new oil pump come with a new block to pump gasket?
And does a new oil pump driveshaft come with the little "anti-falling-out" clip?
And chould I go for a brand name pump?

Cheers,
Ray
Brand new Mellings pumps are probably the most common type of pump available and have a good reputation.A stock volume pump is more than adequate in your situation.Melling also make the oil pump drives with circlip.Both are cheap enough and should cost no more than around 80 bucks.Mellings pumps come with gasket included.
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Re: Oil pump questions

Get a mellings stock oil pump with gasket for $88.00 from most engine parts suppilers, you dont need a HV one.
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Thanks guys,

Exactly what I needed to know. This forum is great!

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In regards to the gasket; cut one from gasket paper if you cannot obtain one. Gasket paper is available at auto shops in varying thickness.
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General opinion seems to be that a HV pump does more damage then good and wastes horsepower.
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should be able to get a melins stnd for about $60 and a heavy duty shaft with clip for about $17.
the melins pump comes with the gasket i am pretty sure.
as said, dont go for the hi-volume pump. too many reasons too list for a stock motor.
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Old 02-12-2005, 05:46   #8 (permalink)
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Hi

I ordered a standard mellings pump ($55) and a mellings drive shaft ($14.50) tonight from www.americanautos.com.au Quite a lot cheaper than quotes around town too (Cairns, Qld). I was quoted ($120) for a standard pump in a local spare parts store.

Spent the money I saved on a new water pump, some more gaskets and some extractor bolts, so I'm happy. The missus probably won't be though when no flowers arrive for Valentine's day!!! Oh well.

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I ordered a standard mellings pump ($55) and a mellings drive shaft ($14.50) tonight from www.americanautos.com.au Quite a lot cheaper than quotes around town too (Cairns, Qld). I was quoted ($120) for a standard pump in a local spare parts store.

Spent the money I saved on a new water pump, some more gaskets and some extractor bolts, so I'm happy. The missus probably won't be though when no flowers arrive for Valentine's day!!! Oh well.

Ray
(are you getting a new pickup)
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as xdclevo says you will also need to get a new pickup and screen for the pump...
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