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 Posted: 06-21-2011 07:43 pm
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Location: Sandefjord, Norway
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dmatth wrote:
Now I'm thinking oil pickup pipe. 
My thoughts are that the rough running/stall and the loss of oil pressure were only some what related.   We did have the engine on a stand and rotated around a bit (not upside down but sideways to clean off the bottom of the sump) and it's possible some debris in the carb may have jarred loose and cause the rough running/stall (as I said the car starts and runs fine now).  Now I wonder if tilting the engine might have caused the pickup pipe to loosen and lose it's seal.  Seem far fetched but I'm out of ideas.

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.