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Old 11-11-2005, 05:03 PM   #1
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Question replace oil pump at 117,000mi.?

I am going to replace the timing belt and the timing belt tensioner adjuster on my 97 OBS(ej22-mt). While I'm in there I plan on replacing the water pump,t-stat,cam seals,and the oil pump seal and o-ring.
My question is would you replace the oil pump or inspect and reinstall?
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Old 11-11-2005, 06:23 PM   #2
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Are you having an issue with oil pressure? I would probably inspect/reinstall.
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Old 11-11-2005, 07:30 PM   #3
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Theres no need to replace the pump unless you are having an issue with it, just get a new seal clean it up and reinstall it.
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Old 11-11-2005, 07:31 PM   #4
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thanks for the quick reply

No issues with oil pressure that i'm aware of.
I found the inspection specs for the oil pump-tip,case,and side clearance.
If its within spec it looks like I just might have saved $100
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Old 11-12-2005, 09:03 PM   #5
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I just helped a fellow the other day with his oil pump. Most issues with the oil pump are from the screws in the back coming loose. Just take them out, apply loc-tite, and tighten with a big handled phillip screwdriver.

Oil pumps aren't usually replaced unless the housing is cracked.

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Old 12-08-2005, 05:49 AM   #6
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nevermind...

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