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|Posted: 06-21-2011 06:43 pm||
Now I'm thinking oil pickup pipe.
Unless it is really rotten nothing should come apart by tilting the engine. This is what a pickup in bad shape (but still working) looks like:
I have the factory parts catalog but it's not very clear on the relation between the pump housing and the pickup pipe. Does the pickup pipe come out with the aux housing as a unit?
Nope. The pickup pipe is locked to the block with a rubber donut and a special nut. It goes out downwards.
Any other ideas are appreciated, especially if it involves less work than pulling the aux housing. Thanks, Doug
Idiot mode question: Is there enough oil on it? Have you actually checked? It is VERY easy to install the rear oil seal so that it leaks, then you may lose a quart of oil in 20 minutes of driving easily. I know from experience.