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#171115 - 12/19/08 05:25 PM Oil pump -replace between race motor rebuild???
70satelliteguy Offline
super stock

Registered: 07/04/05
Posts: 1159
Loc: Penna
How often do you guy's replace your oilpump?
I have had my Melling high volume pump and bronze distributor shaft in the car for 2 years and 200 passes. Should I replace them or keep running them for another two years?? The shaft still looks like new!
Thanks Mike

Edited by 70satelliteguy (12/19/08 05:27 PM)

#171116 - 12/19/08 06:43 PM Re: Oil pump -replace between race motor rebuild??? [Re: 70satelliteguy]
top fuel

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 1859
Loc: God's Country Maryland
The only way to be sure is to take your pump apart and inspect it. Check for gouging in the rotor, case and end plate. Also use a feeler gauge and check the clearance between the rotor and cover. If there are a lot of scratches and nicks on the rotor replace it. Remember, oil goes through the pump before it gets filtered so it can be nasty looking.
I love the smell of Deer guts in the morning, it smells like... VICTORY!

#171117 - 12/19/08 08:13 PM Re: Oil pump -replace between race motor rebuild??? [Re: 70satelliteguy]
Cab_Burge Offline
I Win

Registered: 08/23/03
Posts: 31892
Loc: Bend,OR USA
Like every part in a race motor that gets used hard, inspect it carefully and if there is any doubt about it replace it. Keep in mind though that a proven piece that isn't broken shouldn't be fixed or replaced
Mr.Cab Racing and winning with Mopars since 1964. (Old F--t, Huh)

#171118 - 12/19/08 09:28 PM Re: Oil pump -replace between race motor rebuild??? [Re: Cab_Burge]
Glen440 Offline
super OSCA winner

Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 1369
Loc: Toronto Ontario, Can
I just inspect the oil pump rotor to see if it needs replaced. in 200 passes and no hard crap through it, it would be ok. My last motor had 500 passes and broke and I put that oil pump on its backup for the last 200. My 511 ate an oil pump pretty quick cause something went through it. didn't make it to the bearings but ate the pump.
2008 OSCA 11.90 index champion 2007 OSCA Open Comp Champion 77 Volare RoadRunner..retired, 9 wins, 2 championships and 2 runner up seasons in 4 years.11.29at120.5 70 Duster pump gas 511 9.90 at 137.5 mph 1.40 60' Even an OSCA event win in a brand X

#171119 - 12/19/08 09:57 PM Re: Oil pump -replace between race motor rebuild??? [Re: Glen440]
bigdad Offline
Still Posting A Lot

Registered: 02/12/04
Posts: 30128
Loc: S.E. South Dakota !
Whenever you freshen a motor ,Just use common sense

I have a friend, high buck operation races Super Comp and hits about 10 divisionals and 6 national events a year ..

Rolls down the road in a diesel pusher motor home with a stacker trailer ..

Only buys rods and mains every other year on a 632 Big Chief

I think thats dumb but, its his money so ..


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