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Author Topic: The Tell-Tale Heart? Does this oil pump look like it's been through hell?  (Read 1244 times)

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Offline 2kwk4u

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So while I have my engine apart to replace the timing chain, I decided to crack open the oil pump for a look-see. It looks like it's been through some shit - or more accurately like some shit's been through it. 

Am I wasting money trying to save this engine?  Or do all oil pumps look this way after 100K+ miles?
















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Re: The Tell-Tale Heart? Does this oil pump look like it's been through hell?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2018, 07:13:44 AM »
A Google search turned up this and from that your wear looks quite normal.
https://www.knowyourparts.com/technical-resources/engine/diagnosing-high-mileage-oil-pump/
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Re: The Tell-Tale Heart? Does this oil pump look like it's been through hell?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2018, 08:53:19 AM »
Thanks, Sly Bob.  I found that same article and other pages that set my mind at ease a bit.  I think I’ll order a new pump/front cover from ZZP for peace of mind sake anyway.  Seems maybe my front oil seal leaked some over the years as.well anyway.

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Re: The Tell-Tale Heart? Does this oil pump look like it's been through hell?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2018, 11:55:10 AM »
Good luck, have you decided if you are going to pull the engine or not?
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Re: The Tell-Tale Heart? Does this oil pump look like it's been through hell?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2018, 12:02:31 PM »
Yeah I think that a new pump at this point might be a good idea. Don't want to have issues related to oil pressure in the future and be kicking yourself for not changing it while it's apart.
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Re: The Tell-Tale Heart? Does this oil pump look like it's been through hell?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2018, 12:55:18 PM »
Good luck, have you decided if you are going to pull the engine or not?

Not pulling the engine.  I know there's plastic in the pan, but I'm betting it'll just stay put.

 

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