Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 21:14:44 -0500
Reply-To: Dennis Haynes <dhaynes@OPTONLINE.NET>
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From: Dennis Haynes <dhaynes@OPTONLINE.NET>
Subject: Re: oil pump change in the van??
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Low oil pressure is rarely due to a worn pump. Think about it. The pump
does nothing but pump oil Only wear point is the housing and maybe the
plate! The low oil pressure is most likely due to worn bearings or a
pounded out case. Test pressure with a gauge. Make sure you simply do
not have a defective or incorrect switch.
From: Vanagon Mailing List [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
Of Jonce Fancher
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 8:53 PM
Subject: oil pump change in the van??
Was pondering a oil pump change in the van.
am i just stupid to do it or just rev the engine to 1400 rpm at a light
all the time to keep the light off??
it has 20-50 in it now. am i at the end of the oil pumps life? or put in
straight 50W to Hyploid to make my own engine weight oil?? just foolin
i do have a lift (2 post style) and lift jacks to support the motor
trans. ive been called a Hobbiest Extreme at times. but if i put it in
the air and support the motor,
pull the exhaust and front pulley. kinda the same amount of work as the
water pump. man i wish i would have replaced the oil pump when it was on
stand. will its getting cold and this will just add another project to
the list. i have the oil pump puller from my aircooled stuff so it
should be fairly straight forward
after removing the engine support bar, Right??
let me know if anyone has done it and if i need to do some other stupid
thing in there while im up in there. i could add a oil cooler with
t-stat to pull the temp
down and keep it about 180 deg. i think it starts to flicker at about
oil temp of 200 deg. of course this is with one of those point and shoot
lazor thermostat things
that seem fairly accurate.
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