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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??
Comments: To: Jonce Fancher <streetbugs@WHISPLLC.COM>
In-Reply-To:  <vanagon%2005110220530847@GERRY.VANAGON.COM>
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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.


-----Original Message----- From: Vanagon Mailing List [] On Behalf Of Jonce Fancher Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 8:53 PM To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM Subject: oil pump change in the van??

Hi all 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 the engine 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. thanks Jonce

Jonce Fancher

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