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Jeff Da Idiot
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8/23/2010
14:05:32

Subject: Oil pump and thermo update
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So turned out the screen of my oil pump was straight up
clogged with burnt oil, and well I bought a new high volume
oil pump. Should be back up in a couple of hours.

And the thermostat, FAIL SAFE THERMOS SUCK!
and I got the stock thermo back on there again.
Been runnin fine since I switched the thermostat.
Just the low oil pressure problem but I'm taken
Care of that right now. I'll update and tell
U guys how it runs later.

Btw that oil pan is a b*tch to take off!!!!



Jeff Da Idiot
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8/24/2010
01:05:10

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Runs like new!!!!!!! :D

And to think i was gonna get rid of it...pfft!
I'm a disgrace...



dakota49
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8/28/2010
23:21:56

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Jeff, glad to hear you got it fixed, thanks for sharing your info with us.
Good Luck
Dakota49

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bkabe
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10/26/2010
09:53:39

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Hey Jeff, how much of a pain in the ass was the oil pan. I think my oil pump is going out and I was wondering if I wanted to handle this myself or not.
Thanks,
Bob



Jeff Da Idiot
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10/26/2010
12:48:28

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I didn't do it, I had someone else do it, I didn't have time to
remove it but, in fact the mechanic lowered the pan enough
to where he could take that oil pump out. They struggled but
they finished in like 4-6 hours if I remember, but yeah it's kind
of a b1tch to do, loosen motor mounts and lift the motor, drop
oil pan, and remove oil pump then put the gasket right on the
oil pan and put everything back. It's pretty tough though, if u
got experience then go for it, if Ur beginning to do mechanic
work, then get someone to do it for ya.



Jeff Da Idiot
Dodge Dakota
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10/26/2010
12:50:17

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If u hear lifter noise then it's Ur oil pump, if you don't hear
any lifter noise like marbles in a can then it's Ur sensor.



bkabe
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11/01/2010
17:17:38

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Thanks Jeff, I was under it the other day and it looks like it could be a total pain. I was wondering if the motor had to be jacked up or not. I might have some time to do it though.



Jeff Da Idiot
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11/01/2010
19:07:18

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Yea dude, ya either jack up the motor or use a cherry picker.
We jacked it up by the bottom piece that let's you align the
timing on the motor, yes the thing that turns, we did it in a
dangerous way, but it didn't slip lol



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