Re: 96 mustang 3.8 - oil pressure drop
WindsorFox <windsorfox@NOSPAM.cox.net> wrote:
> kyfiremama wrote:
>> what is the pickup tube? can u explain what i need to check or check
>> out please. thanks
> That would be the tube that the pump sucks the oil through from
> in the oil pan, but isn't that pat of the pump?
....in the 3.8 V6, on the other hand is on the 'outside' of the timing
case cover, like the GM 3.8's. It's two interlocking gears that sit in a
cavity that a plate bolts over. Four bolts, two gears and mine's done in
about an hour ...... unquote
So changing the oil pump doesnt automatically allow inspection of the
pickup. Have to pull the pan for that.
By the Way... this should have been posted in the alt.autos.ford
Newsgroup it's a 'ford' systems problem
TalkAboutAutos doesnt allow crossposting, I tried.
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Ancillary: IF the problem is sludge-clog, I bet this was a
'low-milage', high seat-wear car. Meaning a short-trip car and the
previous owner was lax in maintenance.
OR was a commute car and the owner was both lax in maintenance and THEN
went to Jiffy-Lube when he DID change oil.
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, staving off dementia here..DEAL with it!