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Unread 12-03-2009, 02:50 PM   #1
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Changing the oil pump, because I can?

I have no idea of the mileage on my 304. I have to take off the oil pan to get my broken dipstick tube out. Should I put a new oil pump in while I'm in there?

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Unread 12-03-2009, 02:56 PM   #2
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If you're going in there you might as well do it now, or do it again later.
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Unread 12-03-2009, 03:02 PM   #3
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Should have done that myself while I was down there... I just hope the antifreeze that got in doesnt mess it up
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Unread 12-03-2009, 03:32 PM   #4
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The oil pump on a 304 is external. It's at the bottom end of the timing cover. There are gear-to-housing specs. If yours are within spec, they don't need to be changed.

If you do decide to take measurements, and check it out, you'll have to prime the pump...fill it with Vaseline, before starting the motor.

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Unread 12-03-2009, 03:45 PM   #5
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I don't think I'll be changing anything at this point. Considering I didn't even know where the darn thing is. LOL I'll hit the rewind button and start my thinking process over. This is why I love this forum. If it wasn't for you guys I would be in a world of trouble.
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Unread 12-03-2009, 03:59 PM   #6
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I don't think I'll be changing anything at this point. Considering I didn't even know where the darn thing is. LOL I'll hit the rewind button and start my thinking process over. This is why I love this forum. If it wasn't for you guys I would be in a world of trouble.
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